Latest posts by Verdun

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 12:45

Sounds idyllic Frank . enjoy the day  

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 12:43

Singing Gardener,

i would move them.

i had Goldsturm growing in a poor soil area and they sulked. 

they are now in a few areas of the garden where the soil is good but bolstered by mixing in compost Etc at plamtimg time.  They are mulched in autumn too.    They are thriving....tall,floriferous  (been flowering since mid summer with no sign of flagging) and vigorous.  they are watered in dry spells.

you could pot them up to plant out in spring SG 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 11:01

I am a meanie Joyce.....sometimes .  I will keep them in over winter and cut back in spring.  Even more economical 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 10:41

two busy lizzies.....from my home made stone trough.  Flowering all summer and last year into December when I took them out 


Posted: 01/09/2016 at 08:27


check out astilbes and astrantias.....they will thrive in wet ground.  Ferns too. cimicifugas/ acteas too will look good there.  Carex like testacea and hackonechloa and aconitum will grow there 

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 08:17

Goldsturm aym 

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 23:09

No bonariensis just spread by seed,  no need  to worry at all on that score    Its the rudbeckias that spread by runners 

Wrong compost?

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 22:43

If you start off with john innes you only need to top dress for a year or two.. camelias can remain in pots for a few years. Eventually you repot.

use the compost you have for summer stuff or other smaller things.  You would change the compost every year or so if you had seasonal plants in them.  After a summer display for example you would use fresh compost for the following season

It is just that john innes contains the bulk and qualities that artificial composts lack. 

camelias don't really need soil acidifiers like sulphur chips etc. 

Hope this helps ripply 

Growing Advice Please

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 22:13

For me it is like george  not as in ee bah gum 

Wrong compost?

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 21:11

Ripply, I googled this product and my advice would be to repot using john innes acid compost. Camelias   need a soil compost.  

Acid enough?  As fidget said, camelias do not need acid soil...a neutral soil is fine.  An acid one is better that's all. 

why would you buy compost online?  GC's have plenty of suitable composts so don't go for the hype about super compost ingredients.  

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