Latest posts by Verdun

Flowers dying off already

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 22:13

Aphids are prob the cause baza.  cut back, spray  and feed.  try it.  Let us know how you get on 

at least in future remember to cut back when flowering begins to falter 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 22:09

Once had a large freebie magenta rhododendron cos the owner didnt like the colour.  It has occupied a large pot in my garden for past .5 years and is superb 

a friend of mine said she "hated yellow flowers".......When she later saw my (yellow) heleniums, dahlias, coreopsis, argyranthemums, kniphophias, echinaceas, hypericums,,etc. etc. she begged for cuttings of them all 

others do not like blue flowers; a neighbour won't grow white flowers;  and orange is a big no to many.

for me, all colours are acceptable...we just need to associate them well.   

Flowers dying off already

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:59

Yes, trim them back.....if they are sticky (aphids) spray with organic insecticide then water and feed.  Just watch them recover 


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:56

Thanks aym......appreciate that.   Does it mean I can carry on with my top class jokes ? 

Flowers dying off already

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:54

Baza, do you water every day? 

Some plants benefit now from a drastic cut Ladybird asked, can you tell us what plants you have?  

Even in the garden now is the time to cut some long blooming plants back. They will bloom again with renewed vigour 


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:43

Just watched a recording of Love your Garden....the gurkha episode.

emotional and delightful.  a fitting garden for an inspirational man. 


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:37

Aster!!!!    It's called humour .  Fun  

hopefully most others will get have gotten it 

(clue....who do you know who is 4' tall?)

when do these flower

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 20:05


echinaceas often flower late....most of mine are now in flower but things are early down here.  Dotto gerberas.

how big are your plants?  When did you plant them?   

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:59

Can't have you "faffing about" fairy!  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:21

Agastache Mandarin Fairy...not photographed that one.  Plus Agastache Tangerine. Both are pretty good orange.   I have an orange canna too.  put salvia Amistad with them for height or salvia patens at lower level, lonelia hadspen purple, 

Yes Dark foliage for me  too......persicaria red dragon, acteas,,cotinus, berberis atropurpurea, Aeonium zwarkopf, pennisetum rubrum, red carexes, Imperata red baron, dark lobelias etc 

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