Latest posts by Verdun

'But they said anyone can grow this plant!'

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:25

Ha ha Hortum....

can't seem to grow eremurus or meconopsis baleyii.  Determined though to grow them so no doubt I will.  Ironically, they require completely opposite conditions though 

Sage flowering?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:19

Philippa,,check out Tricolour.  Wonderful foliage plant that DOES flower reliably.  Lovely pale blue, in its second year. It flowers better I think because it is a less vigorous variety 

No flowers on my Cosmos !!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:16

don't panic will all see them flower soon enough 


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:14


Check out Ashwoods site and place an order for colour you want. I have 3 very good yellow hellebores, 2 from Ashwoods

you wont see any in flower in the gc...never buy hellebores without seeing the quality of the flower 

Planting in 3s - spacing

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:48

Pokhim, I wouldnt put the rosemary in the middle of those lavendars.  The rosemary will simply crowd out the lavendar.  Put the lavendar together as a group and they will look superb.  Rosemary gets pretty big 

Sage flowering?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:24

Dave, I think not this year....let us know if it does though.  

you can do one of two things...prune it hard back; no flowers for sure then 

or, my choice, move it.  Because it is a young plant it will move easily.  As much sun as possible and as free draining a spot as possible.  Give it space because sage is a bit of a bully! 

Unexpected advice re fuchsias

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:20

Berkley, balanced fertiliser until mid summer then high potash from then on 

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:07

Agree with nut.....cuttings should be dwarf too.  I have taken some from Ivory and Magenta and expect them to root quite soon and grow like the donors

I found they need better soil than the bigger buddleias.  I moved Iviry from a poor, dry area to better one and they are full of flower and vigour

Feeling overwhelmed - Large areas to fill

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 10:17

Makes great sense Michelle 

No flowers on my Cosmos !!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 09:51

Morning D. Sue

for the first year ever I had problems germinating and growing white cosmos...yes, Purity.  Luckily I sowed early and re sowed buying different seed.

don't worry, cosmos are reliable flowering plants and surely will do so for you.  They have a habit of suddenly flowering.  They love the warmer weather and can be slow earlier in fhe year.

not sure I would do anything.....I would not feed right they will be all the better grown hard. 

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