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Latest posts by Verdun

Veronica's what now.

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:44

Yarrow, it's way I grow them.  Secret is to cut back individual flowered stems as they go over.  Not to let them expend too much energy in setting seed 

Veronicas are very easy to propagate too....division in autumn (well, anytime really) produces excellent plants for,following season.


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:40

Morning FORKERS.

Looks like a very nice day in prospect   blue sky and warm sunshine 

tomato leaves need to be dry to avoid blight.......blight needs damp leaves to take hold so in a GH blight should, in theory, not exist.   At least this how I understand it, as a simple Cornishman 

From kitchen window Moreheim Beauty is opening beautifully, twynings after eight alongside won't be far behind and salvia patens in front is flowering "loud and proud"

For a superb tall, narrow amd erect feature in the  garden check out veronicastrum Erica.  Delicate and classy, almost snooty 




Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:56

Ok, thanks is very much a learning curve, isn't it?

Help, I think I've killed a Ceanothus (Silver Surprise) !!!!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:55

Nut, same advice   Missed your I forgiven? 

Veronica's what now.

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:52

Yes, cut down those spikes.  You are likely to get more flowers later 

Feeling proud

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:51

Pauline well done.  Careful, gardenIng is addictive 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:21

I know Victoria.  Its my phone camera.  I wanted to show off agastaches especially but there are lots of gems there that aren't really showing well.  Maybe I need tips from camera corner folks about a decent camera.  does look hazy,,doesn't it? Got several grasses, echinaceas too there.  Want to take a pic of lucifer next to miscanthus variegatus ....hope I do it justice 



Help, I think I've killed a Ceanothus (Silver Surprise) !!!!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:14

Duvajones, did ??ou water a lot?  Did you put it in a large pot....maybe one too big?

Conversely, did ??ou notice if the rootball was dry?  Was it small with lots of roots squeazed in?  If you planted it out in this state it would not take in any watering.  In this case I would lift your plant gently ....gently....loosen a few roots and plunge in a bucket of water for an hour or so. Then loosen roots again just a little. Then you can plant,,and water well.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:08

Cloudy mizzly day but very humid.  

Stacey.....fields of agapanthus down here    They took over my garden so just a couple now.

Busy, busy day.  Included sorting my niece's car, haggling over a new freesat recorder for her, and eating a very generous lunch.....  

My mum is still in hospital ...will be until at least Monday.  She is pretty well dementia but comfused, no major ops or bits added and no real pain. Infection and gout is keeping her in I think.  She suffers from,anxiety though...dont really know where we will go from here.   Nurses do well there but there are signs that my mum is not given as much attention as she would like.  She needs to drink plenty of water yet she had none available to her. ????  Need to be careful as I know the workload in the nhs but patient care...ESP for my important. However, she got her water and a reminder from me 

Decided no more plants for a while...I really have quite a lot of excellent plants in pots.  Just enjoy a load of summer stuff about to explode.  And a heat wave is on its way.



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:36

Looking excellent there dove.   Your hard work clearly paying off.   Getting fond of Achilleas again myself.  At last you got your frikartii monch........for me they start flowering in a couple of weeks and then through to autumn.

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