Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:43

Trouble is we dont realise they are in those "tea bags" when we buy bigger plants 

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:25

let's let the suppliers and growers of plants know we are fed up with their plug plant nets. 


frequently I am seeing these root restricting nets in bigger plants that are not thriving as they should do.  Growers/suppliers may claim they biodegrade and don't hamper growth but they DO. 

whenever I see them I remove these nets but often when repotted before sale they cannot be seen.  

sure, they are easier for growers when potting but for is, the consumers, they produce poorer plants.  Roots do not grow well and often produce dry small root systems.  I find nets in large potted plants and definitely think plants struggle and die prematurely because of them. 

Say NO to netting 

 

 

 

Type of hosta?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 12:17
WP, give it a few weeks or even until mid summer when it flowers, and it will be easier to ID

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:55

The "fifth richest country in the world" we are regularly told we are.  Yet we aren't looking after the sick and vulnerable 

i guess its something Lyn but not much is it?

Type of hosta?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:50

Blimey hosta, I can ID that hosta ...no problem at all . It is 

To dead head or not to

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:20

I deadhead for appearance only.  Not sure it is necessary.  

Can you have too many different plants?

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:18

Chloe, increasingly I think Monty should be appreciated for creating something new and far from being a "clever clogs" has been tactful, kind and helpful to a range of gardeners from a little bit scatty to the most serious. 

These small garden owners have invited Monty for his advice and opinions. 

Wilting lavender - help!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 19:07

Should be fine outside during the day now.  For a few nights ...say 4 or 5 ....bring indoors.  

Can you have too many different plants?

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:45

no real rules excepr grow what you like.....but grow according to your conditions 

 

confused newbie

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:39

Muma, cacti keep indoors or bring inside in the winter.  Not suitable for a rockery on a number of counts

the rest can go outside now...just make sure drainage is really sharp 

 

Discussions started by Verdun

Oh dearie me!

Hand slipped and...... 
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Think about it now.........

Leatherjackets in lawns 
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The longest flowering perennial is........

 
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Sanguisorba

 
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Caution! Virus

 
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Fowl treatment or wot?((

 
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Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

 
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Modules v insitu

 
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Why did Chris do that?

 
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My first

 
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The green of spring

 
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Ok, not gardening but womderful

 
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why did we worry?

 
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Guess what this is.....

 
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Lupins a'flowering

 
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