Latest posts by Verdun

Keeping Dahlia tubers

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 22:30

Keep them dry aym.  And frost free.  Start watering in early spring ...just a little and then more so as shoots grow

Privet hedge help

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 21:56

It would give a better idea of how your privet currently is Paul.  

Bargain hellebores

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 21:54

They are the so called Christmas roses aym....of course ! 

Privet hedge help

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 19:57


can you post a picture?  If you have those "thick woody stumps at the top" you might want to cut even lower.   it is possible that growth will come from those top stumps so a lower cut will produce lower dense growth.  Regardless, new shoots will emerge in spring.     

Laskspur and delphinium

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 19:21

You can DIVIDE perennial lobelias now aym. pot them up.

delphinium cuttings?  Wait until spring 

Over-wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 19:19

No frost for 3 years in Essex Pete?  Better than down here 

Laskspur and delphinium

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 19:14

Well, you can be pretty confident that any delphinium you buy at a gc is indeed a perennial one.  Named varieties will give a pretty good clue to that.  Unless the label says "annual" anyone would have the right to a full replacement if his/her delphinium died after one year 

Over-wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 18:59

Mine survive outside Lyn....usually ........west Cornwall 

Last edited: 17 October 2016 19:00:04

Chocolate cosmos problem

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 18:57

Hmmm!  It's also whether the ground gets wet too markos    Fatal over winter 

Invasive grass around pond margin

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 13:51

Sorry nicky, your liner has a puncture anyway...prob in several I too would replace it   You can then sort the whole grass issue out at the same time.

looks a big pond too so can you make provision for any fish, pond life and plants?  

Discussions started by Verdun

Nice gesture but maybe more?

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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HEY! This aint right!

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Cosmos xanthos

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Those who don't have grasses!

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Where are they coming from?

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New GW...??

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Garden Rescue is back......

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Fuschias and vine weevils

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What will be left standing?

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Wot did I get?

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Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

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Just to tease Ladybird

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