Latest posts by Verdun

Keeping Dahlia tubers

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:18

Ironic, isn't it?  Dahlias should be stored frost free yet we are told to wait until foliage is blackened by frost ??  

The advantage of digging up before frost is that plants can dry out in warmer weather.  There is no magcal effect of foliage being blackened

Lift them now or wait till spring?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:13

Half and half for me caroline 

anything you want to divide dig up and pot up.  

If you have spare space in the garden I would use to "heel" in ...i.e. With plenty of rootballs place them together and mound soil around them.  You could use bin liners to wrap individual root balls too.

The advantage of having things potted is they are ready when you are 

How ruthless???

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 21:38

I regularly move plants Perki, take chances, etc but never moved baptisia successfully that's why I advise caution 

How ruthless???

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 21:10

Of course, heleniums do move easily?  

But baptisias don't seem to be bothered by slugs so I guess it is a calculated risk 

Buddleia Buzz Care

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:49

Good feeding then too and a generous mulch in spring Stephen 

my Buzz Ivory and Magenta are still flowering and although disappointed with Magenta all summer the colour is now glowing in the autumn light 

How ruthless???

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:45

Perki, not sure its a good idea to move baptisia though.  They form long taproots and resent being moved.  If you like baptisias check out Dutch Chocolate 

Last edited: 25 September 2016 20:46:04

Wow factor planting for pergola advice

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:28

No, don't move the lavendar. They won't  move well; besides they don't take much moisture at all,

Wow factor planting for pergola advice

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:11

Abutilons?  Grow fast and flower for months.

Solanum alba....white flowers for a very long time....mine still in flower.  vigorous grower .  Nice 

hypericum - what to do now

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:07

What sort aym?  

There are shrubs and ground cover sorts 

show us a picture.  

The shrubby ones like sun, good drainage and not too fussy about nutrients.  

If they are in 3  litre or bigger pots you can plant them out.

if you have the ground cover varieties beware....they are invasive

so, what names on the labels? 

Is This A Cordyline/What Type

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:03

Cordyline Australis MTB79. 

Grown everywhere down here...I have a couple of variegated and purple ones.  Reasonably quick growing though .  You can grow in containers too so they grow more slowly 

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