Latest posts by Verdun

Wot did I get?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:46


Wot did I get?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:33

Blimey!  Stymied everyone 

Patchy lawn

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:18

Did you treat the fence there Stuart?    Possible continuous run off ?  

How about making that pebble strip a little wider to incorporate that affected area? 

Hebe and Euonymus - Back to front?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:29

Tennuissima is not much to look at out of flower.  Elymus magellanicus is a glorious evergreen glaucous blue...colour of juvenile eucaluptus leaves.....and would match your colour scheme perfectly 


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:23

It is what I think Ellen.  Not really a pot plant 

do I cut back hellebores, if so when?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:21

The fun, Fairy, is in seeing those big fat coloured buds emerging from the ground.  .  With foliage you would not see them. 

Does no harm whatsoever to remove leaves but I do remove summer flowers....they are lost when surrounding summer perennials are flowering anyway.  Removing summer flowers helps hellebores to build up for their season of flowering 

Dahlias 7 feet high ! whats going on?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 18:05

Bit of a problem to deadhead that one 

What are your fav salvias, heucheras and hardy geraniums

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 18:02

Oh heck.  So many.

salvias......guanajuato and all the other patens group.  Ulignosa, Amistad, Embers Wish, Waverley, Leucanthemum, and a cutie called cacalifolia

Heucheras, those I grow ...Black Taffeta, the blackest of them all, Berry Smoothie, Obsidion, sugar Plum, Marmalade, Venus, chocolate Ruffles, and Blackberry Jam. There are hundreds to choice from though

hardy geraniums...well,,Rozanne of course but Orion is a nice blue, Elke is truly unique when you see it and it flowers for a long time.  Ann Folkhard for its yellow on the leaves (looks like the sun's shining on it) , long flowering magenta flowers and wide spreading habit.  Pink Ice has nice pinky brown foliage and pink flowers, and Coombland White, an upright almosf double flowered white.  Wargrave Pink is an old variety but here it is evergreen and flowers forever.  I have to add Black Beauty a compact neat variety with very dark, almost black, foliage and gentian blue flowers.  It is a delight.  Put it next to a yellow mound like campanula Dicksons Gold or heuchera cotronelle or a white dianthus....nice! 

My flowers ..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:29

No aym...keep them in the ground unless I want to divide them.  that is one I divided last autumn but it has to be one of the purest whites I think. 

Vine weevil

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:25

On the other hand astilbes are pretty much resistent to weevils 

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