Latest posts by Verdun

When to Prune Escallonia.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:36

Cat, I would cut the whole plant back ....if you say it is 3' high then cut to 2'.

why are you using secateurs?  Use shears.  Trim the whole hedge neatly to 2' top and sides and remember to slightly angle the aides so bottom is wider than the top 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:32

Had a walk around fhe damage (delphiniums still standing) and not really stormy.  Forecast is saying rough today so not counting my chickens!  Don't have any chickens   So storm is elsewhere or its main force is yet to come 

Wot did I get?

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:27

will do aym....word of a gentleman 

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:22

I will allow some bonariensis to flower for a second year but they are far better as first year plants. their root systems are shallow relatively and if they get too woody they blow over.  

amazing though, aren't they?  From self sown seedlinge they grow 7' tall and flower continuously for weeks, even months, within 12 months 

Grass ID please

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:14

Aym ...have it here.  ,pennisetum Villosum.  Love it.

it may not survive over winter in some areas though 

no not invasive.....Some pennisetums can be;  some are very tender

Last edited: 20 August 2016 08:16:30

Aliens have landed

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:10


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 23:38

Only 1 fidget ....alas.  Good idea though

Wot did I get?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 23:18

But I was a beautiful sight Cloggie .......totally suntanned too 


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 23:13

blocking you PD...again.  You have seen something not there to make an issue about.   In my book you do not call women "s..t" 

I did not mention the EU or intended to 

Last edited: 19 August 2016 23:15:08


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 22:44

Well done girls....GOLD 

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