Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:49

Aym.......???  When was that?  

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:21

Alex, yes that is exactly what they do if they like it where they are. I have a large spread of them....love them but I will be restricting them in autumn. 


Yes again. You can split them etc.   You will find runners too that you can pull back;  do this with a handful if prolific.  Don't plant them out but pot them up.  Let them grow away next spring and then plant  out your well grown rudbeckias 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 21:10

Busy,,anemone WILD Swan.  


Echinacea White Swan


having seen your garden Busy I know you have loads of other beautiful plants 

Leather Jackets

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 19:01

Hey Fairy, you are getting rather good there  


mind you if you have crane flies they will be looking for someone's lawn.


I think it could be a cyclical thing, i.e. Crane flies apparently return to the same site every year.  On my front lawn it is always on the same part.  They ignore my back lawn...heavier soil there.


anyway my nematodes have been applied and the sprinkler already turned on.  supposed to be misty tonight too making it ideal for the nems 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 18:52

Kitty, it is clear you didn't pinch it early enough.  The stems show this to be the case.  My cosmos all have multiple stems from low down as a direct result of pinching back starting from very young plants. Cosmos will want to grow and grow of you let them 


mind you Kitty it will look superb in mid September 

Helebores

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 18:46

Lynne, hellebores can resent being moved so give it time.  Patience!


   if it has made lots of growth it is happy.  I think it is playing "catch up" .......wouldn't be at all surprised if it flowered next spring.


digging ot up again will just make it worse.  Leave well alone.  A mulch in autumn and I would cut the leaves off then too.....I always do this anyway.  


Let us know 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 18:41

Isn't summer great aym ? 

Leather Jackets

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:54

Alexis, it is essential that you keep the lawn moist for at least a week now.  The nematodes will die if the surface dries out.


my nematodes arrived today.  I will apply them when it cools down 

restore

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:46

Made a base for mine half way down several years ago now.  Picked up half a dozen or so over a "keen" period.  Suppose they are worth a bit now.     


I did paint mine....often they were painted anyway....but in a stone coloured masonry paint.  Worn well and look natural. 


Nice for aeoniums and grasses 

Last edited: 23 August 2016 16:47:46

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 16:34

Just imagine how tall your cosmos would have been if it wasn't pinched kitty    However,,if it has "more of a trunk than a stem" it wasn't pinched back enough or early enough. Pinching would produce several fairly equal stems 


it has been a cosmos year though, hasn't it?  My white cosmos....pinched several times...is also well over 5' but they is self supporting despite the stiff wind last weekend.  If they were not pinched they would have blown over.  


not quite pinching but cutting back in May has given me sturdy self supporting and fully flowering sedums now too.  .  


So pinching and cutting back are ...usually..worth it 

Discussions started by Verdun

17 degrees in a couple of days

 
Replies: 36    Views: 989
Last Post: 21/02/2017 at 09:59

As if the day couldn't get any better.........

 
Replies: 6    Views: 453
Last Post: 16/02/2017 at 14:17

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Replies: 7    Views: 547
Last Post: 11/11/2016 at 08:26

Well, he won but.....

Replies: 178    Views: 6261
Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 16:36

Sssssssscared or what?

Replies: 27    Views: 1374
Last Post: 13/11/2016 at 22:02

What is an all year round garden?

 
Replies: 41    Views: 1501
Last Post: 07/11/2016 at 21:19

Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
Replies: 16    Views: 644
Last Post: 06/11/2016 at 10:29

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

 
Replies: 12    Views: 517
Last Post: 30/10/2016 at 17:13

Nice gesture but maybe more?

 
Replies: 43    Views: 1771
Last Post: 12/10/2016 at 10:36

Odd

Replies: 8    Views: 535
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 21:13

How ruthless???

 
Replies: 18    Views: 556
Last Post: 25/09/2016 at 22:00

£3 99 or 39p?

 
Replies: 9    Views: 538
Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 17:10

HEY! This aint right!

 
Replies: 31    Views: 1094
Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 17:25

Cosmos xanthos

 
Replies: 5    Views: 348
Last Post: 12/09/2016 at 21:06

Those who don't have grasses!

 
Replies: 54    Views: 1653
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 16:52
1 to 15 of 340 threads