Latest posts by Verdun

3 different hydrangeas.. where to put em..?!

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 12:38

Well, they all look good specimens pokhim 

for me Annanelle should go on the right hand side. similar to paniculata hydrangeas re pruning and flowering on current season's wood 

Snow Queen I would place on the left hand tolerates more sun if given good moisture.

Selina could go on either side 

for all 3 dig in plenty of compost, dried manure, etc., to enrich the planting area and help retain moisture.

Your garden will look fantastic with those plants 

My little blank canvas

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 08:06

DD, good suggestions there.

"inspiration and encouragement" ?  Think of the good times ahead cos they will come.    Hang in there.  You will get through it and emerge very much stronger because of it.  

Happy days to you and Charlie 

Day by day DD. 

Dahlia help required

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 23:08

Use a watering can drench over the foliage Helen.

I have a similar problem with lupins now and then early in the season....magnesium deficiency....and a drenching followed by another 5 days to a week later sorts it 

Dahlia help required

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 22:41

Seaweed is ok but use epsom salts first.  You will notice a big improvement.  

Which of these hardy geraniums is better?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:50

CraighB, Rozanne is not that low growing.  It is vigorous.  One of mine is more than 2 metres across plus almost a metre high.  Flowers non stop until September.  I posted a picture last year.

Dahlia help required

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:43

Bob, you beat me to it.  Exactly what I was abiut to say.  The solution too ...ha ha 

yes, Helen try a spray or two of epsom salts.  I think this  will help a lot.  Then feed once a week with tomato feed 

Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:25

Won The county 100 metres once Fairy..........prob had doughnuts at the finishing line,

it's only the brain that is slow .  

Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:56

I resemble that remark Fairy . Nobody laughs louder at my jokes than I do 

you can grow them in containers Fairy and bring them out of the gh in July...??

oh! Am 

Am I slow or what?   Just got your "joke" Fairy.....simple cornishman see? 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:41

GD that is prob the best display of tagetes I have seen.  Wonderful colour 

I cut lawns and deadheaded too...or rather I did as you did and removed any broken stems and  generally tidied up after the rain.  


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:33

Chris, I like to grow good veg looking good so I am impressed . Excellent.  One of the joys of growing onions is to lay them out to ripen in the sun.  You deserve your glass or two of wine tonight.  Cheers 

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