Latest posts by Verdun

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 20:38

Dead right B3, tactile plants are so important.  Grasses and aromatic plants like artemisia.  Maybe even fun plants like the smiley faces on pansies? 

Help with this hydrangea

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:47

looks a bit squashed there though Renata. Is your non flowering hydrangea equally lacking in space?  If so, it might be the reason for non flowering 

What shape

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:39

Ha ha....makes sense now 

can you put up a trellis or wires on the wall?  

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:36


sarcoccoca,,daphne, witch hazel, choisya, winter honeysuckle (Winter Beauty) 

hyacinths, cheerfulness daffs and regal lilies

heliotrope, pineapple sage, lemon verbena.....all tender but superb for scent.  Scented pelargoniums.  Agastaches all have aromatic foliage

Wallflowers and stocks.......available now as bare root plants...for scent in late winter and spring.

like your thinking Newboy.  Good luck 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:27

Planted out bare root wallflowers in my veg patch to grow on before transplanting later.  Bought 40 but will grab a few more tomorrow.

weather was damp with light drizzle for most of the morning but now dry, warm with a few glimpses of the sun 

£3 99 or 39p?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:24

my local GC is selling potted wallflowers for £3 99.  It is also selling bare root wallflowers at 10 for £3 99.  

Bare root wallflowers are the way to go and they are now available.  Large plants.

grab them now folks 

What shape

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:20

You CAN train camellias against a wall or fence .....would take a long time though.  I have a couple planted near a wall.  

Breathe, camellias are not usually grown this way ...they have a naturally attractive way of growing that such training does not enhance 

Pear trees not fruiting

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 15:24

Irenee, do you prune?  Have you pruned?  When? 

those black leaves?  Could be one or two reasons incl scab or even fireblight.  I would spray with a fungicide when new leaves unfurl.  I would also apply a winter wash when trees are dormant after removing all fallen leaves etc.  I would then apply a thick mulch 

Last edited: 19 September 2016 15:30:04

Climbing across my fence

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 12:51

Solanum album is evergreen here and white flowers adorn it for months.  Abutilon too.....your garden sounds warm enough. how about training a ceanothus there too?  I have a variegated summer jasmine which is semi evergreen.  

Deciduous climbers are worth considering though......the montana clematis varieties provide masses of pink or white, often scented, flowers in spring 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 12:21

Mizzle today so far so pretty damp.  Perfect for the garden though......looking through the window everything looks fresh, shiny and bright.  Weatherman says sun already in the Isles of Scilly will soon reach us.  

(Moved helenium Moreheim Beauty yesterday....took a piece of too to pot I couldn't ask for better conditions for it 

Discussions started by Verdun

New plants....Who wants them?

Replies: 15    Views: 1121
Last Post: 18/03/2017 at 10:43

New plants....Who wants them?

Replies: 0    Views: 241
Last Post: 14/03/2017 at 20:46

New plants....Who wants them?

Replies: 4    Views: 443
Last Post: 14/03/2017 at 21:33

Is this fair?

Replies: 46    Views: 2565
Last Post: 21/03/2017 at 01:40


Replies: 35    Views: 1701
Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 13:42

Bargain plants

Replies: 38    Views: 3065
Last Post: 27/03/2017 at 12:37


Replies: 12    Views: 1101
Last Post: 06/03/2017 at 10:24

17 degrees in a couple of days

Replies: 28    Views: 1635
Last Post: 21/02/2017 at 09:59

As if the day couldn't get any better.........

Replies: 6    Views: 714
Last Post: 16/02/2017 at 14:17

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Replies: 7    Views: 786
Last Post: 11/11/2016 at 08:26

Well, he won but.....

Replies: 173    Views: 8312
Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 16:36

Sssssssscared or what?

Replies: 25    Views: 1903
Last Post: 13/11/2016 at 22:02

What is an all year round garden?

Replies: 32    Views: 2488
Last Post: 07/11/2016 at 21:19

Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
Replies: 13    Views: 924
Last Post: 06/11/2016 at 10:29

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

Replies: 12    Views: 806
Last Post: 30/10/2016 at 17:13
1 to 15 of 347 threads