Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Leather Jackets

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:54

Alexis, it is essential that you keep the lawn moist for at least a week now.  The nematodes will die if the surface dries out.


my nematodes arrived today.  I will apply them when it cools down 

restore

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:46

Made a base for mine half way down several years ago now.  Picked up half a dozen or so over a "keen" period.  Suppose they are worth a bit now.     


I did paint mine....often they were painted anyway....but in a stone coloured masonry paint.  Worn well and look natural. 


Nice for aeoniums and grasses 

Last edited: 23 August 2016 16:47:46

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:34

Just imagine how tall your cosmos would have been if it wasn't pinched kitty    However,,if it has "more of a trunk than a stem" it wasn't pinched back enough or early enough. Pinching would produce several fairly equal stems 


it has been a cosmos year though, hasn't it?  My white cosmos....pinched several times...is also well over 5' but they is self supporting despite the stiff wind last weekend.  If they were not pinched they would have blown over.  


not quite pinching but cutting back in May has given me sturdy self supporting and fully flowering sedums now too.  .  


So pinching and cutting back are ...usually..worth it 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:23

Beautiful day ......my local beach is relatively free of too many people so a quick dip today again.    Wather wefweshing


feel a little sorry for the south east tomorrow.....supposed to be very hot indeed and for a few days.  It should be a little cooler here ...just enough to make it pleasant 

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 15:50

You are most welcome Patsy.  

Drooping lavender!

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 15:49

This is exactly why feedback is so important on the forum Mark.  


I am confident nepeta will be fine as a direct replacement for bimsii's lavendar so if he chooses this he can let us know how it does.  Then we all learn 

Crocosmia and plant companions

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 14:06

Have posted quite a few aym.  


Will post a few of my salvias soon......

Drooping lavender!

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 14:02

Mark, lots of nepeta here growing well.....often think the link between it and cats  is exaggerated..  Anywhere soft and warm attract cats.


Catmint here has been flowering for months.  Cut some down a month ago and it is in full flower again.  Another great plus is that you can pull off a layered piece...it does this frequenty..., and plant it for another.  Divide any time too for quick duplication of plants 

Drooping lavender!

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:58

No, never water lavendar.  Suspected it was a little shady there.  All round sun for lavendar.  


Twickle Purple is nice but I like Grosso.


however, the position there is not ideal for any lavendar.  Move it I think or plant something else.....nepeta is similar and although it sprawls it is easily clipped back.  Flowers far longer too 

Crocosmia and plant companions

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:51

Not too hot for it there aym.  Keep it watered this summer and mulch later.


Discussions started by Verdun

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Replies: 7    Views: 407
Last Post: 11/11/2016 at 08:26

Well, he won but.....

Replies: 178    Views: 5662
Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 16:36

Sssssssscared or what?

Replies: 27    Views: 1252
Last Post: 13/11/2016 at 22:02

What is an all year round garden?

 
Replies: 41    Views: 1276
Last Post: 07/11/2016 at 21:19

Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
Replies: 16    Views: 525
Last Post: 06/11/2016 at 10:29

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

 
Replies: 12    Views: 417
Last Post: 30/10/2016 at 17:13

Nice gesture but maybe more?

 
Replies: 43    Views: 1604
Last Post: 12/10/2016 at 10:36

Odd

Replies: 8    Views: 437
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 21:13

How ruthless???

 
Replies: 18    Views: 463
Last Post: 25/09/2016 at 22:00

£3 99 or 39p?

 
Replies: 9    Views: 495
Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 17:10

HEY! This aint right!

 
Replies: 31    Views: 994
Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 17:25

Cosmos xanthos

 
Replies: 5    Views: 289
Last Post: 12/09/2016 at 21:06

Those who don't have grasses!

 
Replies: 54    Views: 1479
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 16:52

Where are they coming from?

 
Replies: 6    Views: 306
Last Post: 07/09/2016 at 14:41

New GW...??

Replies: 182    Views: 10932
Last Post: 25/10/2016 at 00:27
1 to 15 of 338 threads