Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:12

thanks fidget......turning over now.  Come on Tom 


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:08

We are doing so well Tetley.  I think at least a couple more golds to come.  Yes indeed, we are a very capable country.   

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:41

Well, it is all quiet quiet  now GD ....a beautiful day but, yes, a vicious wind. hope you are right that the storm will go NE. .........sorry for those there if it does  

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:04

Ladybird, I always pinch out young plants but with honariensis I do it slightly differently.  I allow it to grow  to say 15 to 20 cm then pinch. Another few weeks left to grow yet so I would pinch out again if it grows well.  It will be easier to over wimter in the gh if more compact too.

in early summer I pinch  back again 

Bottle Brush

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 19:59

Sizeuk, I prune just after flowering.......not mine but a friend's.  It is pruned as broom is,,viz., never into old wood, and it does get increasingly leggy

I quite like it....nice foliage..... but one to replace after a few years 

Lavandula augustifolia

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 19:51

B3 pot on for sure. don't forget to loosen any tight roots and take them into the gh in late autumn.  A bit of a chill wont hurt them then.  Next spring plant them out.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 19:45

Why,,thank you kindly nanny beach. much envy over your rusty mirror.  perfectly placed too. I shall be visiting some reclamation yards to see if I can get one or two 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 14:59

Still sunny and hot

you know!  I have no doubt the storm will miss us in Cornwall and tomorrow will be another good one.  Absolutely positive,  totally sure....

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 14:50

Of course, we all like different it should be nanny beach 

just to rub it in, I'm having a cool lager.  Really hot but wind is increasing 

GWRS, I divide them now and then but keep most in the ground.  The cannas like it here and I think they are spectacular.  If you dig up...or grow in a large container.....and overwinter in a cool gh and then start them off as early as possible next spring and then in early summer place in a warm sunny spot, cannas should flower.  They get better into early autumn 

here are some of mine

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 12:32


well done.  Clearly a lot of hard graft there.  Keep us up to date will be worth all the effort 

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