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Latest posts by Verdun

Is my Red Robin dead ???

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:23

I would try pruning it back.  However, I lost 2 photinias Quite quickly.  Just as yours has mine dropped its leaves and produced no new growth.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:19

Oh dear, I must have gone into the wrong garden then.  Thank goodness I'm not a dentist.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:06

Planted another miscanthus variegatus, echinacea hot Papya and echinacea marmalade.

how ever, got collared again in friend's garden.  dug up a massive phormium, divided it and replanted and potted pieces. 


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:02

Ooo, big confessions there 

I dont dig either.   Except for runner bean trench.  However, for years I did trench in manure, seaweed, mushroom compost etc., so soil is In good heart.  It has a lorry load of mushroom compost laid on it in autumn on alternate years. My back garden is good warm sandy loam and produces excellent crops.

prior to sowing veg seed I produce a nice looking tilth  so it looks like it's "supposed" to.

I would resist the urge to start digging blue onion.  

Me too,I'm little lazy  about washing our pots....and I haven't cleaned out the greenhouse this year.  See you in hell Blue Onion.  Bags I the coolest beer 



Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:51

Winter, it's not about hot temps.  Cornwall has temperate climate.....not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:47


Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:46

We English are so classy though,,right? 

Dianthus Pink Kisses

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:39

Sorry Meomye,

I almost replied before but I've never grown this dianthus.  It looks like an indoor variety,,doesn't It?

however, I would treat it like the usual garden vwrieties, viz., grow it outside and take cuttings as normal.  As soon as frost risk is over I would plant outside in a warm sunny spot. Harden it off by putting it outside during the day for a few days first.

during the summer take pipings/.cuttings of basal shoots and pot them up with a view they will not be hardy over winter.  Grow,the cuttings onion gh.



Posted: 27/04/2015 at 16:29

Ok, confession half price pasty and 4 cream buns for 50p.  Eaten pasty and two buns and the final two are calling me.  However, I will share........possibly . Shouldn't have got those buns though 

Verbana Bonarseris

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 16:26

Cut back to encourage more....and slightly shorter/sturdier....stems.  As hard as you like but I simply shorten the stems to a few inches from the base.  I usually discard last year's plants and pot up seedlings in late summer.  Better plants then

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