Latest posts by Verdun

Is horse Manure Killing our plants ?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 17:59

Not the holes Redwing...fhe plants are suffering from the manure.  Those holes are prob snails 

Runner bamboo - how to stop it

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 17:54

The warning is clear....don't plant bamboo unless you are sure it is a clump former.   Difficult if not impossible to eradicate a running bamboo 

a neighbour has a bamboo in his garden...runners are now surfacing through the pavement having travelled several metres including under a wall.

tracing a runner is not will have taken many detours en route.

because a bamboo has been " well behaved for several years" it doesnt mean it hasn't spread underground.  

Plant Recommendation please

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 16:21

taxus Standishii for me........tough and manageable and colourful all year round.  Will grow much faster than the "books" say....30 cm a year.  Unusually for a conifer it can be pruned as hard as you like.  A pillar of class 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 16:16

Nice Dewdrops.  Looks excellent value 

you can apply glyphosate even if rain is likely.  Cover the sprayed weed with glass or plastic or a cloche etc.  frustrating when it rains too soon for the chemical to take effect...this overcomes that problem 

what can i do to this >?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 16:12

agree it should be hard pruned but I would do it now. i would feed it.....still several weeks of growing time....and a rich mulch enriched with dried manure.  Add fish blood and bone too.  I would remove any flower buds that form in autumn too 

Conifers have gone - What next?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 16:08


A silver birch and a cotInus Grace in front.  All the privacy you want in spring to autumn and the structure to obscure any direct view.  The colour in summer to autumn will be superb.  If you can add a tall blue perennial to the scene so much the better....e.g. Agastache Black Adder,,Bonariensis or salvia Amistad 

Limpy Plants

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 13:16

Thought so Stephen......don't water every day

inside?  Put them outside.  Now   They will hate being inside in the summer.

My flowers ..

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 12:51

Oh no Busy........nice things are appropriate 

planting out grown on echinaceas later ....milkshake, a delightful variety,,was divided last autumn and responded well.  My plant parcel arrived...sanguisorbq lilac squirrel....and will be planted out too.  

I have several hostas in pots and in the ground...this one is by my front door

Can you suggest a plant?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 12:43

Love the PG's Hortum-cretae.  Limelight is a favourite but, for something that looks more delicate, check out Kyushu 

Limpy Plants

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 12:40


pinch them back and grow in the sun.  Don't water too much....I think you may have been watering generously! 

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