Latest posts by Verdun

Another new garden

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 07:34

Good luck bulkerb

once recovered and developed a 5 to 6 acre garden.  Overgrown fields etc became tamed with ornamental planting, an orchard, veg patch and pond as well as semi wild control 

'Tea bags'

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 23:22

Those "teabags" do not biodegrade, they eventually strangle plants and are useful only for the growers. they are at the heart of most of the perennials and shrubs we purchase whatever size pot they are grown in 

Sedum brilliant

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 22:37

Not the whole plant but stems rotted.....never water sedums pokhim 

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 21:18

Foxhollow...yellow foliage now, pink flowers soon and all winter and red tipped new foliage?   Ann Sparkes.....dark foliage, red winter flowers and orange foliage in spring? Vivellii dark foliage and red flowers.   Others with bright green foliage and pure white glistening flowers in winter?  Put together and sheared into undulating mounds?  Immune to slug damage?  Delicious to eat.?, got carried away there 

well, I am sure I have tempted someone here   There must be people here equipped to appreciate the finer things too  


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 21:08

Wot?  Just one ? 

Keeping Dahlia tubers

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 20:01

Deliberately letting frosts damage frost tender plants defies all logic but fuels weird speculation to justify it on my book.  And if you forget to lift after first frost damage you are likely to suffer more 

irrelevant where you's when frost hits 

What am I doing wrong with penstemon cuttings?

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:44

Yes, I cover all cuttings including silver/grey artemisias..."except aeoniums and pelargoniums and succulents.

exactly, once rooted remove cover 

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:33

Love heathers.  Superb evergreens.  Superb foliage colour and flowers in winter if the ericas.  Superb weed inhibitors.  Superb undulating mounds.   Low maintenance.  Yep!  Heathers are, well, superb 

Sedum brilliant

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:29

Pokhim, is it wet there?  Looks like it   Sedums will rot there

yes, autumn is here but on dry soils sedums should still be solid and far from "slimy" 

What am I doing wrong with penstemon cuttings?

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 18:44

Custard?  I use strawberry jam 

you need to cover them have your reason for cuttings wilting. 

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