Latest posts by Verdun

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:40

Where in paricular rabw?  Esp Wyoming?

I am aware of canna viruses, pretoria being susceptible 

Inspiring or what?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:45

Scary keen.  Seen this first hand. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:42

Will plant out more tender perennials lster in the day but already the temp is rising nicely.  Maybe in for a scorcher.  Enjoy it folks 

Inspiring or what?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:39

maybe keen 

those of us able bodied take it all for granted don't we? 

Inspiring or what?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:18

Uninspiring that  so few responded ....appreciated ladybird 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:16

Keen, stop and think about it.  Politicians on both sides are scaremongering.  

A way to attract slugs

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:39

Well, Dave, I'm going to give it a try.  Thanks 

Just been on a slug hunt...not many out there but some.

i realise the sheer numbers of slugs n snails make it seem an impossible job but I do find hand picking them makes a hexk of a difference.  

Tempting fate now but I grow most plants without damage.  Pellets will times.  Should work tonight....mild and misty....but in a reasonably big garden I use very little of them

How to have a garden with spring and Summer interest?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:03

I plant spring flowered plants next to summer ones...not always but I try

hellebores,,for example.  when in full flower they occupy a larger space; when flowers cut back plants like heleniums,,lobelias, geum totally tangerine,,aster frikartii monch take over.  primroses for example can thrive and be seen in spring and are covered in summer.  Rudbeckias too.  Don't forget bulbs....lilies,,daffs, tulips, hyacinths,,snowdrops all provide fill in colour before late summer stuff takes over 

I also grow specimen size wallflowers and stocks to provide foliage in winter and flowers in spring. these are replaced by summer perennials like dahlias and other tender plants.  

Once you understand how plants grow, how big, etc., you can associate them to provide maximum colour and form.

since your garden is small be practical.....decide which plants give value and which do not snd take up too much space. 

Thompson & Morgan - damaged plants received

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 21:42

got a refund from them recently but,,boy, did it take some perseverance.  They ignored emails including one with photos. finally a siccessful phone call to them....they just did not amswer phone calls .....and giving an ultimatum got their attention..

i told them their customer care dept was bad and needed to be overhauled.  I was told it would be ??? 

Thompson & Morgan - damaged plants received

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 20:48

Chloe,  Crocus use same suppliers of plants that B&Q do......but charge more.  

I think many believe Crocus grow their own 

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Oh dearie me!

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