Latest posts by Verdun

I removed oxalis triangularis' sidebulb too early... help!

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 07:44


worry have not killed it.  your sidebulb will grow too.  The colour is quite normal. 

Next spring/summer you will see your oxalis growing again.

is it growing outside in the garden?  If so don't water it or feed will thrive all by itself, you'll see.   It has a tendency to propagate itself and you will see more plants over the years. 

If it is indoors in a pot water it occasionally but don't soak it.  It prefers to be cool.  it will prefer to be outside though.

I am sorry your boyfriend has passed is nice to remember him this way.  The garden is a very sentimental place for many of us too. 

Last edited: 13 October 2016 07:46:55

Tall plant for shady spot suggestions please!

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 21:36

On the perennial front Acteas are superb....beautiful, shaped, purple/brown foliage to 100 to 150 cm and scented white flower spires in autumn.

sanguisorba Alba grows to 180 cm....Pink Tanna to 100 cm and others

persicaria polymorpha is a large bullish summer long flowerer ..

veronicastrums too will grow to 150 cm

foxgloves too plus aconitums......

......the good guys

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 19:55

Yes, I saw them too Sparkles    Might grab a couple myself tomorrow 

Pruning a sedum

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 19:53

But short to be cut back in that picture Sparkles......I guess early May ?

Plus of course do not water or feed.  Grow in poorest soil poss. A sturdy plant is then guaranteed or my name is not Monty Don 

Last edited: 10 October 2016 19:54:21

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 19:46

Look aym!  I am but a simple cornishman.  Can't be readin' too far me 'edache 

anyway,,if you copied Runny's phrase you was swearing too.  

World was made in 6 days so that we could all have the day off on 


Last edited: 10 October 2016 19:48:33

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 18:48


Shocking behaviour aym 

This is a garden forum where such bad language is not allowed 

tut tut tut 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:13

Down at Trelissick gardens perched over  the Fal Estuary this morning and it was very, very warm. sun reflecting on the water, no wind at all.  Idyllic. 

Wall to wall sunshine 

Which grass is this please....?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:08

Looks like Morrowii Variegata......Have to recheck that name but mine is similar.  Yes, a carex variety 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 16:03

Hackonechloa in bloom.   Myriads of tiny purple red flowers trembling even though there is hardly a breeze.  Prob photo wont do it justice but in the sunshine here it is delightful 

Small £1.49 perennials

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:43


good news...they won't be overwhelmed by other plants there and it is a protected spot.

not so good....they will grow mkre quickly and more strongly in pots of compost.

Busy has pinched my words...ha ha...I was about to say dig them up and pot them.

a few walllflowers for now instead?  The spring will arrive soon enough so even a few primulas will give you more colour there 

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