Latest posts by Verdun

Another mystery?

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 13:15

It is impossible to "control".....!!! 

Pears, picking

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 13:13

Pears should be picked when they are hard and brought indoors for a couple of days. left for too long and the birds,,then the wasps, will have them.

got large crop despite not being thinned this year. (

yes, thin the clusters......according to how large you want your fruit to be from one per cluster to 2, even 3, if spacing permits.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 13:03

Luverly    Getting hot 

Another mystery?

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 13:01


I have this in a pot, in the pool (again a pot) and there it stays.  Even in a pot I check the roots aren't getting into the soil

even if you havent noticed yet, it will take over your garden.  Seen it happen and seeing it happen now.  The roots go deep;  like bindweed every piece of root will grow.  I have known this plant for 20 years plus..  it is a lovely foliage plant esp when grown in the sun but, like the rose, its beauty belies its nasty side.  It grows well here in dry soil;grows well in water.  

Perhaps someone will say its because it is mild here that this thug is so aggressive.  

It should only be in a container....never in the ground.  '

Last edited: 10 September 2016 13:02:22

Recommendation for Lawn Edging

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 23:42

I made concrete edging for many of my beds and around two lawns.  They have mellowed with age, look natural and need no maintenance.  Now and then I have had to extend or change border edges  but easily done

I don't think any of the to buy lawn edgings look good or wear well.  

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 22:29


calamagrostis K. foerster is an easy non invasive grass.   I have it in several positions here .  Yes, it would go well with those plants.  I have one that combines well with  actea Brunette

so then, more of you will grow grasses then?  

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 20:10

Late to the party but no one better nut 

Pieris leaf drop

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 20:07

Judy, it has dried out.  

water it well.   If it recovers then start mulching it 

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:58

Cream delight is one I like too.  Have it behind berberis atro pur nana 

don't know black adder.....looks good. must check it out

Last edited: 09 September 2016 20:00:03

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:09

Fairy, don't panic but did you remember to bring your broom inside?   wont the rain rust it?

Astilbe shogun has almost black foliage...think one or two bought it when I raved about it earlier in the year.  A completely different...and later flowering....astilbe 

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