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Latest posts by Verdun

what is attacking my echinacea plant

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:04

Yes I too think its slugs, prob those small things, (Dove will know what sort.) usually found under the bottoms of pots.  

I live near the Towans where sand is everywhere yet slugs and snails have not read their scripts because they do cross sand, grit etc.   vigilance is the answer and regular checking of your plants.  Echinaceas are loved by slugs right now.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:26

Hey, Im being squeezed here.......hmmm! Quite nice tho 

Eucalyptus gunnii

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:22

Just give it a few weeks.  Eucalyptus is slower in makiNg spring growth but soon gets going at pace 

EVERGREEN CLIMBER

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:15

Solanum for me is evergreen.  Album is superb.  White flowers for ages and very quick growing.  

Not evergreen but I planted clematis Montana over an old conifer for a friend a few years back and right now it looks superb.  I also erected a tripod of galvanised rods and wrapped clemaris support around the trunk.  

Many honeysuckles are semi evergreen and quick growing and. Hey, those scented flowers   Oops!  Just noticed you did not want honeysuckle.  However, I have 2 different varieties over an arch and it Provides a profusion of flowers and scent so why not go for another variety?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:09

Hey!  Anyone seen clueless?  james?  Miss his posts 

Plant addiction

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:07

Hmmm!  Planting in 3, 5 or 7?   I do plant often in 3's but usually I plant singly.  Reason is ......if grown on before planting out .....they make a good impact anyway as sIngle specimens and, secondly, I want to grow lots and lots of different varieties. Grow in a group of 7.....I do for  heathers......and you have nothing when flowering is over over a large area.   In 2 years or 3 I will have large individual specimens that have easily caught up with the 7 planted by others.

I see our Monty planting in his groups but he has a huge garden but I often think he overplants, ESP in his containers.  I often think by mid summer his plants will  be choked by his overplanting...!  

Plant combinations work better without the large groupings, in my opinion.  My single "specimen" plants provide many more interesting and varied plants to look at.  E.g. Heleniums will make large plants  very quickly as do salvias, cannas, asters ( although I do like a group of frik monch)and the like.  Grasses too grow large and do not need to be planted  in groups except for the little 'uns like Tennuissima, hordeum jubatam, fescues efc.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:41

Hello forkers

Been lovely and very warm today.  Got some veg sown and lettuce planted.  

Decided my jasmine was not worth keeping so got it out and my clematis grandiflora planted instead.  Ripped out a rosemary and put in camelia I had  growing in a pot.  Looks good.  Planted out lupins from 3 litre pots and eager to plant out agastaches amd heleniums but will hang fire a little longer.

Visited my mum in hospital this evening.  Making good progress .

Ordered a couple of buddleias.....white Profusion and a red variety ( forgotten. It's name for mo)......to encourage even more butterflies this summer 

Good feeling of summer today.

Buddleia Royal Red is the red variety

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:11

Mike, that is disappointing news. I hope you can get treatment to help you. 

You have become a brilliant addition to the forum..always read your posts.  Good luck 

Disappearing bulbs

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:08

I think mice might be a reason for disappearing bulbs, ESP the smaller ones

How and when to move a large Bamboo

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 08:06

Come on folks.....express caution re bamboos in the garden.  

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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JUST FOR MIKE

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Drat........

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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