Latest posts by Verdun

Shade loving perennials.

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 20:23

White arum lilies will light up a shady spot in spring judojub 

astilbes will flower in the shade too if it is not too dry..........white, pink,,red and purple fluffy spires in summer. many have delightfully colourful spring foliage too. Check out acteas/ciimicifugas too.  Superb sculptural purple./brown foliage with scented white flowers at this time of year.  brunneras too. ,Hadspen Cream has variegated foliage plus blue forgrt me not flowers in spring. astrantias will flower there as well. Violas too.  heucheras and heucherellas as well as Tiarellas.  Geranium phaem will do well in shade.  Fo autumn flowers check out liriopes.....evergreen grasslike foliage and spikes of purple flowers.  anemones will do well there esp Wild Swan.  

The new disease resistant busy lizzies will add a lot of colour albeit they are annuals.  Again, the whites will light up shady areas.

How about flowering grasses?  Bowles Golden Grass, millium effusum, has lovely airy yellow flowers. Deschampsias flower throughout summer.  

Hey!  Hostas also have beautiful flowers.  Check out the different varieties are impressive, white through to lilac and many are scented

you can have a highly colourful garden down there judojub 


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:58

A gold too in the heavyweight boxing to come I think

it will be a monumental achievement if we out medal China. 


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:54

A 6" plant will never flower in the spring aym...? 

Some beginner questions

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:50

yes of course you can have grass and pot plants ripply

you can have a grass aware of any associated mowing difficulties if too steep though.  You don't need (boring) groundcover plants to "stop erosion" 

and you can certainly plant where you want to without using a matter of fact they can look attractive as specimen  plants.  keep grass if you can; it adds quality to any planting and provides space to relax in

There is no right or wrong way to garden.  We all do it differently and like different styles.  Do it your  way ripply

What will be left standing?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:30

with Hosta on this one.  Too many people down here right now. 

Well the red flags are flying and warnings abound Dove....keep out of the water this weekend. 

Wot did I get?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:24

Did that aym.....reveal all that is 

 In court tomorrow facing indecency charges. well, it was bloomin' hot in town 

lupins attacked by slugs

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:21

Agree....just  concentrate on keeping them slug/snail free.  Feeding now is unnecessary.

I love lupins..they have been superb here along with the delphiniums.  As long as you protect them in early spring from slugs n snails they will send up spires of glorious colour unlike anything else 


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:14

Not for me though Patsy.  

 quality rather than quantity every time. 

those 6" plants will not flower for at least 2 years prob more and I assume you don't know the colours. They will take up space and give you nothing to look at during that time.  And 10 you really want 10?  You will need to pot on a few times too and still not know what you have umtil they flower at some later stage 

better to buy one full size plant for £10 will give you flowers this spring and you will see the colour of the flower.  No need to worry about bringing on tiny plants.

Before anyone has a go at me for being contrary. I think these "bargain" offers are often a means of dumping excess stocks of unlabelled and unnamed varieties. 

What will be left standing?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 18:48

a test to come overnight and this weekend.  

Pretty big storm...heavy rain and strong test our plants.

dahlias,, heleniums, cannas, well anything and everything will take a battering. 

Wot did I get?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 18:37

Thanks aym ...yes, bit of fun 

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