Latest posts by Verdun

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 22:10

A hedgehog or two the little guys

have been known to stop traffic to collect a hedgehog in the middle of the road.  Never really knew which way it was going though.

tips to encourage more Mark? 

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 22:04

Alex, yes bit like strawberry runners I guess

you can split when you like.....better in autumn 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:55

Never said such a thing aym!!!  

Strange indeed 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:49

Aym.......???  When was that?  

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:21

Alex, yes that is exactly what they do if they like it where they are. I have a large spread of them but I will be restricting them in autumn. 

Yes again. You can split them etc.   You will find runners too that you can pull back;  do this with a handful if prolific.  Don't plant them out but pot them up.  Let them grow away next spring and then plant  out your well grown rudbeckias 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:10

Busy,,anemone WILD Swan.  

Echinacea White Swan

having seen your garden Busy I know you have loads of other beautiful plants 

Leather Jackets

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 19:01

Hey Fairy, you are getting rather good there  

mind you if you have crane flies they will be looking for someone's lawn.

I think it could be a cyclical thing, i.e. Crane flies apparently return to the same site every year.  On my front lawn it is always on the same part.  They ignore my back lawn...heavier soil there.

anyway my nematodes have been applied and the sprinkler already turned on.  supposed to be misty tonight too making it ideal for the nems 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 18:52

Kitty, it is clear you didn't pinch it early enough.  The stems show this to be the case.  My cosmos all have multiple stems from low down as a direct result of pinching back starting from very young plants. Cosmos will want to grow and grow of you let them 

mind you Kitty it will look superb in mid September 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 18:46

Lynne, hellebores can resent being moved so give it time.  Patience!

   if it has made lots of growth it is happy.  I think it is playing "catch up" .......wouldn't be at all surprised if it flowered next spring.

digging ot up again will just make it worse.  Leave well alone.  A mulch in autumn and I would cut the leaves off then too.....I always do this anyway.  

Let us know 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 18:41

Isn't summer great aym ? 

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