Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Arum Lilly (Zantodeschai arthropoda) rot.

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 11:47

Unusual to rot in summer Huddy


anyway, they do shoot from an apparently mushy state so they are alive   cold and wet combined will damage arum lilies...prob a legacy from early in the year! 


can you plant them out?  Or at least separate them and repot...john innes.  Mine are in a relatively shady spot in the garden.  


i have grown these in a pond...in summer and they thrive.  Maybe  your plants were small and you watered them too much.  In a pond  they need to be of good size and vigour.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 11:35

Hot, hot hot 


Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 11:21

Hiya Anomander


pleased you got your plants.  White Queen is  highly recommended.......strong scent but slightly different.  You beat me to it...I have some varieties coming too.


spring cuttings are fine...they root and grow fast so you will have as many scented flowers as you want 

Was Ivy a sensible choice ?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 23:39

Matts, NO.  Get rid of the ivy.  It will take over and swamp everything.  You can't keep "chopping it back" at all as has been suggested. ....it just continues to root at every possible point and you will have a horrible jungle of ivy.  Most everybody is trying to eradicate ivy


It does not look right because it is not suitable 


look at acorus ogon....it has nice yellow foliage and looks good with water.  It will help "bind your rocks".  Ophiopogon nigrescens is a black evergreen grass like plant and would contrast well with acorus.  Or look at the carex family......testacea for example.  Evergreen with a unique foliage colour.  an astilbe, go for a dwarf form like Pumilla, will give attractive ferny foliage and feathery pink flowers in summer


ajuga is a creeping evergreen burgundy coloured .....according to variety....plant with blue summer flowers but this will need controlling now and then.....hardly as invasive as ivy.


oh!  Welcome Matts  enjoy your bank holiday weekend but rip out the ivy too 

Last edited: 25 August 2016 23:42:07

Hotlips

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 23:03

Mandy, you will need to cut back to just below the split stem.  No option to that.


fidget is right...use the side shoots as cuttings and now is a good time to do that.  Cuttings rooted by autumn will produce flowering plants next year


the main plant has time to recover if the stem hasn't split right down into the base.  

Happy happy joy joy

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 22:32

Pleased for you Lou 


nice when you get one of those days indeed 

Salix int. Hak. Nishiki

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 18:41

I posted a comprehensive reply but lost it Giddy.....


excellent you loosened roots and soaked your plant. 


Mpc simply allows water to drain through. Feeding isn't that important now although all composts have a level of nutrients.  I would not worry about your plant for now.....possibly reacting to having its roots agitated and to its new home


mpc will not suffice....I would repot using john innes


some GC's  offer a 5 year guarantee; most a year 

Hello

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 18:24

I knows I am 

Hello

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 17:47

a Y Fairy 


does my diminutive height...3' 2 1/4 " tall....give me away?  

Shop bought multipurpose compost

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 16:48

you can still get irish moss peat then Tetley?  


Nothing else has come close has it? 

Discussions started by Verdun

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Replies: 7    Views: 414
Last Post: 11/11/2016 at 08:26

Well, he won but.....

Replies: 178    Views: 5695
Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 16:36

Sssssssscared or what?

Replies: 27    Views: 1260
Last Post: 13/11/2016 at 22:02

What is an all year round garden?

 
Replies: 41    Views: 1289
Last Post: 07/11/2016 at 21:19

Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
Replies: 16    Views: 527
Last Post: 06/11/2016 at 10:29

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

 
Replies: 12    Views: 422
Last Post: 30/10/2016 at 17:13

Nice gesture but maybe more?

 
Replies: 43    Views: 1609
Last Post: 12/10/2016 at 10:36

Odd

Replies: 8    Views: 443
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 21:13

How ruthless???

 
Replies: 18    Views: 467
Last Post: 25/09/2016 at 22:00

£3 99 or 39p?

 
Replies: 9    Views: 498
Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 17:10

HEY! This aint right!

 
Replies: 31    Views: 998
Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 17:25

Cosmos xanthos

 
Replies: 5    Views: 290
Last Post: 12/09/2016 at 21:06

Those who don't have grasses!

 
Replies: 54    Views: 1490
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 16:52

Where are they coming from?

 
Replies: 6    Views: 308
Last Post: 07/09/2016 at 14:41

New GW...??

Replies: 182    Views: 10972
Last Post: 25/10/2016 at 00:27
1 to 15 of 338 threads