Latest posts by Verdun

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 09:01

Morning Michelle, I have posted on your other thread 

Crocosmia 'Lucifer

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 09:00

Michelle, Lucifer grows like that.  The bigger the plant the more it will lean forward.

I have some big ones here...posted a picture during the summer

in early summer push in a couple of canes..don't forget the eye covers.....and using a strong, natural colour twine support the foliage.  The supports will not be seen and the flowers stand upright.  

After flowering, I cut the flowered stems only to leave fresh green swordlike foliage for the rest of the season 

Recommendation for Lawn Edging

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 21:53

Perfect DR.  

Will publish my own edging tomorrow but, like yours, it blends in smoothly so that mower and the eye are unbothered by it.  "Maintenance free" is my mantra too 

plug plants

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 20:18

Disagree profoundly.  yes, pot them up but keep them protected over winter.   

plants will be much bigger and better next spring if protected.  No pests, no bad weather and nothing to damage the plants.  

No matter you have potted them up, they are still not much more than plug plants so make sure your plan is one of protection 


Posted: 10/09/2016 at 20:14

In case Monty sees this thread, Ignore the doubters.  

The new prog is very good and Monty is excellent 

no presenter would be perfect or acceptable to eveeyone

plug plants

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 18:53


what sort of plug plants? 

No plug plants should be left unprotected outside over winter.  

Can you use a cold frame or cloche?"

it does depend on what plants you have because some may require being frost free

im so glad that gw is on for 1h

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 18:01

Not liking the urban section either.

We were spoiled with last week's episode but I still enjoyed last night's.  

I think when Monty calls it a day we will miss him.  A non gardening friend, watching for the first time, said she liked Monty.  We always appreciate the guys of yesteryear.  Isn't nostalgia wonderful?  

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 17:54

Hello Tootlea....think we have gotten used to new format now 

top dressed front lawn after a good raking yesterday.   "What have you done to the lawn"? my niece asked critically.   Ok, the nice green sward is not quite so verdant right now but give it a week and it will be just the same as it was but just a tad more level.  The lawn will thank me next season 

Mixing cremation ashes with soil

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 17:47

better than anything I could suggest S.V.   

An appropriate solution for an emotional issue 

Recommendation for Lawn Edging

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 17:40

KT53,  you like your plastic or metal edging ....for me it is awful  !   Plastic disintegrates; metal is sharp and rusts and never looks right.  . Some of your edging "is still solid"??  All mine is "solid" .  Yours need replacing.  Mine don't.  My bespoke concrete edging suits my needs perfectly.

anything of quality cannot be re visited without some effort.  If I decided fo keep shapes as they are I would have no need to attend to it.

when I put in the concrete I created gaps .....plastic sheets which meant lengths or curves can be easily detached .  the chisel simply helps with the separation.??

I have prob altered small areas  of edging maybe 3 times over 25 years.  It will last forever.

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