Latest posts by Verdun

Sumac Garden Tree

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 00:15

Sorry Irishgardener,,it is true 

i was lucky when I first got into gardening because a friend told me to yank it out as soon as planted.

a neighbour has one  in his garden and the suckers have gone under his street boundary hedge to push up in the pavement.  As many tales about Sumac as about bamboo.

New GW...??

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 23:24

Love delphinium feature too .....will add walton Benjamin to my wish list. 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 23:20

Brilliant prog. all about plants so I enjoyed it.   

7 More to come 

Transplanting hydrangeas

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:00

Good "cunning" plan bulkerb.

yes, you can do that however you can plant out from pots now.  

You might as well plant them out now......soil is warm and moist; perfect.  Soak in bucket of water and tease oit roots.  Dig in lots of compost and dried manure.  Water well.  Mulch .  They will be fine 

I have plants here plunged in the ground still in their pots waiting for me to dig up a large conifer in a a few weeks. if the ground was ready I would plant them out now though 

Last edited: 02 September 2016 20:03:34

Today's work

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:39

Ok, you thought it all out.  Brilliant. 

Today's work

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:36

ah!  You posted second picture after my question Bulkerb.

......and with the rhizome on the sunny side bulkerb.   As much hot sun as possible.  Ideally a late spring or early summer job.

mixed oolours ?  Will look superb when they flower 

Last edited: 02 September 2016 18:38:41

Snail town

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:31

I think BG have a trial going where a bed is double dug, another double dug and mulched, another mulched only  only and another with no treatment at all

my feeling is double dig initially then add compost every year 

Hosta, at my local nursery yesterday I noticed they had cannas there and they clearly had virus.  The nursery had burned virus stock last year......!!  

Today's work

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:25

Been pretty busy there bulkerb 

what will you plant in the empty bed? 

Can i chop/move a large cotinus??

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:22

Not right to the ground......i like to cut to lowest points on all the stems.  No "marks" really except to try where shoots can be seen noviceneedshelp 

don't cut it yet because it will provide good foliage yet for a few it when the leaves drop.  You can take some cuttings now if you like to. 

Garden rescue

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:00

Yes Perki 

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