Latest posts by Verdun

Heuchera Obsidian

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 19:05

No, they are tough and hardy.  Outside is fine

Similar to Lobelia cardinalis

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 19:04

how about Penstemon Dark Towers Jekyl? 

My flowers ..

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:54

Lobelia Tanya's Sister

PG Hydrangeas

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:40

cannot remember now who it was but someone had a problem with her paniculata hydranges not supporting the heavy blooms. I suggested half way pruning to counter this

this is my Limelight....although many flowers are still to fill out they are well supported and will be right into autumn.

Last edited: 06 August 2016 13:41:55

The difference

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:32

Exciting aint it? 


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:07

Anne, don't give up on it 

water it well and place it in a spot out of direct sun.  I have no doubt it will recover.  Let us know.

I would trim back just a little those stems.  Don't feed until you have watered a couple of times then use a liquid fertiliser if you want to 

I grow a couple of these and I dug one up in late spring and potted it.  It was fine until I missed it out when watering and it looked dead.  a couple of weeks later it has recovered.

The difference

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:01

Well done Ladybird.........always been good at persuading people !  

Applying Nemaslug

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 12:58

Can we have a photo of you in the pouring rain apparently watering your lawn Sheps? ,

Choisya ternata, how far to plant apart?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 12:55

Tina, do you know the name of the variety?  The garden centres are now selling a dwarf version Called White Dazzler.

choisyas are vigorous where they are happy....viz., in warm,,free draining soils. I have one that is over 12' tall and 8' or more wide.   Yes, a metre apart if you want them to join up quickly.  

Best to prune them back a little when planting to create a bushy plant from the start 

What is your favourite plant?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 12:48

You want more Newb?

aster Frikartii Monch, now coming into flower and will flower into autumn; veronicastrums, acteas for their fantastic foliage, geum totally tangerine that flowers for months, check out hardy geranium Elke, don't forger the humble,pinks.....superb blue evergreen foliage and scented flowers in pink, red, white and purple....and more.  Scabious Butterfly Blue and Pink Mist.  Gaura Whirling Butterfly.  Anthemis Mrs Buxton.  Perovskia Little Spire......

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