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Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Lack of sunshine

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 17:41

Well, my solar lights...reflecting amount of sunshine...have been very bright just lately.

hmmm!  Maybe not tonight though 

Jurassic plants

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 17:38

Yep, phormiums...lots of dfferent varieties now...team well with cannas.  Astelias too

Planting Bulbs late (End of February)

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 15:17

Tom, check out lilium Regale. pllanted now and you will have tall, white wonderfully scented flowers in early June. the foliage is bright green and very attractive too from   early May 

Jurassic plants

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 14:48

I had better check then gardenmaiden.  I dismissed the idea of planting this because of its reputation to invade.  Always ready to learn something new.  

CLIMBERS

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 14:45

I think so markos.  On a wall for sure 

Unhealthy looking Picea Pungens Blue Diamond

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 14:44

Since your pieris has "perished" also it does suggest lime intolerance.  Cement used for your slabs would have a high alkalinity content.   

I don't think lawn treatments are the cause judging by the appearance of those needles.  I suspect alkalinity and mite issues in the summer.  

Can you pot it into ericaceous compost for a while and see if it recovers Somapop? 

CLIMBERS

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:30

Solanum Alba Michsel.  Fast, evergreen with white flowers from mid summer into late autumn 

Jurassic plants

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:23

Very, very invasive gardenmaiden 

Unhealthy looking Picea Pungens Blue Diamond

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:19

Somapop,

some 20 years ago my sister gave me picea pungens for my raised  heather garden.  Like you I didnt want to lose it and, like you again, was prepared buy another when it started to suffer ....as it did. 

i had reservations because I thought my soil was too alkaline for it.  an acid soil or at least a neutral soil is needed I think.

however, looking at your pictures I think you have over watered it.......???  are you still watering it?

don't think this is the reason for it but picea mite can defoliate these plants.....any accummulations of yellow/brown needles at the base?

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 08:48

As far as I'm concerned the best "profile" here is Happymarion......her pictures speak volumes 

Discussions started by Verdun

Inspiring or what?

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IT'S SO HOT STEAM IS RISING

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Is there any better foliage ?

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He's a notty boy !

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Thought for Lyn

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Brrrrrrrrrrr

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Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 15:47

More haste.......

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Last Post: 13/04/2016 at 17:51

HAVE COMPOST SUPPLIERS UPPED THEIR GAME THIS YEAR.

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Campaign to save the pain of.....

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Value or not?

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Last Post: 31/03/2016 at 22:04

Go large or divide again....

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What the hellebores is going on?

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DRAT, NOT AGAIN

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Robins holding up business

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Plants for heavy clay soil

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