London (change)
Today 26°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 23°C / 15°C


Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:34

No cotoneaster is a natural.  Ironically horizontallis is perfect for that wall autumnglory 


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:31

No cotoneaster is a natural.  Ironically horizontallis is perfect 

Wallflower cuttings

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:29

I take perennial,wallflower cuttings now and into summer.  Strong side shoots with a slight heel or without will root easily......half perlite half mpc.  The annual, biennial really, varieties should be,exactly the same.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 18:28

Enjoy your beer Hosta.....cheers 

cool, even feeling cold at times, today.   Wind made it feel colder.  However night temps are supposed to be 10 so not much less than now and plants will continue to grow at those temps overnight. Osteospermum voltage yellow cuttings have become nearly all white. Been pinching out and disbudding so didn't know they were the white ones. Love the yellow so prob only got enough for a patch of 3.  Mislabelling again 


Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 17:01

My last plant order from T & M was for 3 hardy geraniums.  Tiny bare root plants and I think they were about £9 99 plus postage.  Two years before any of them did anything.  I went to a hardy geranium nursery online and bought 3 geraniums in 1 litre pots for much the same price.  they flowered first year in profusion.  I found the seed companies do not provide anything other than plugs or bare roots.  

Each to his own and that's fine . However, ALWAYS complain if you feel you haven't received the quality and service expected.  Complain politely, firmly and with the obvious expectation you will be compensated 

best front of border plant?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 15:57

Sam, check out campanula Birch Hybrid.  I grow this and it flowers early and goes on and on.  Evergreen, for me anyway, and it spreads without being invasive.  Velvety purple blue flowers .  Think you may well fancy this one 

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 15:43

No smoke without fire I hate that line ......

so many of us have had poor service through no fault of ours......

T & M provide good seeds, bulbs least that's my experience  However, their perennials, shrubs etc leave a lot to be desired....tiny,,over priced, and over hyped.  I had poor service a while back and looked elsewhere for better.  I've found better

no point making a case for T & M if the fault is their's.  People don't generally make up stories about them...........

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:34

Nice of you to reply Natalie but we have been frustrated, irritated, annoyed and disappointed with T & M for many years now.  You will increasingly lose customers and goodwill if you do not drastically,up your game.  I suggest you inform your bosses to address this situation,

Silly plant names

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:30

No Winniecat!  I don't do that . Sounds fun though Winnie but confusing 

best front of border plant?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:28

Sam, portenschiagiana is invasive so be careful. Campanula Dicksons Gold flowers during the summer but also has nice yellow foliage that is evergreen.

gaillardias will flower all summer.  Hardy geraniums flower for ages too.  

Why not consider foliage perennials like heucheras?  They do flower but have evergreen colourful foliage.  Garden pinks flower for a long time too and have attractive evergreen foliage. Marguerites flower all summer as will osteospermums.

you can have a highly colourful garden using perennials that flower at different times of year 

Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

Replies: 12    Views: 301
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 23:34

Spring onions

Replies: 9    Views: 223
Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 23:12

Oh come on......

Replies: 59    Views: 1305
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 13:51

Alan's new series

Replies: 36    Views: 852
Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:05

When is a scented rose not......?

Replies: 7    Views: 214
Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

Replies: 13    Views: 316
Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

Replies: 7    Views: 294
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

Replies: 22    Views: 665
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

Replies: 3    Views: 142
Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 20:31

Been knipped.......

Replies: 15    Views: 399
Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

Replies: 26    Views: 658
Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Replies: 37    Views: 1143
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

Replies: 22    Views: 856
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

Replies: 31    Views: 881
Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

Replies: 15    Views: 434
Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46
1 to 15 of 216 threads