Latest posts by Verdun

Japanese Anemone propagation

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 23:47

Lie, too soon to divide them.  less than a year planted.  

You will need patience and wait at least a couple more years before you divide them.  If happy they will sucker though....careful many have come to regret planting them as they can be invasive.  

I suggest you wait, see if you like them and if they grow well there, even too well, then decide if you want  more 

Fuschias and vine weevils

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 23:04

A friend of mine has a lot of fuschias in pots that soon will be overwintered.  She often loses many of them because of vine weevils.  She has a few standard varieties too that she does not want to lose

apart from Provado, my option, any bright and novel ideas out there to control these critters?  Ideally a cost effective solution....??  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 21:42

Ah!  Maybe Fairy.  Thanks 

Hibiscus hasnt flowered again?!

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 21:41

Hibiscus is a very late summer flowering shrub.....often in September  C3k.  Time yet 


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 21:07

I grow the dwarf pokers mainly newby but division is usually successful.  Just don't try for too small pieces.  I find mulching is the best treatment for pokers 

Autumn priority

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 21:03

Yes Lou. Loved it.  Perfect blue without a flaw but everything (and everyone) dies.  we have to adapt a d make the best of it.  Nature has decreed my juniper has had its time.

Removing clover from lawn

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 20:10

Meant to add.  I have no clover in my lawns now nor have I had for several years now.  Because my lawn is thick I only need to use a lawn spot weedkiller so affect on wildlife now is almost nill.

today ,bees are abundant here as are butterflies, birds, and the rest so my garden is a wildlife friendly environment.  Use chemicals wisely and as a one off or for occasional use only 

Removing clover from lawn

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 19:58

Yes clover Newb

treat now but you will lose a lot of greenery there for a while. However,,perfect timing.  early September is perfect for sowing grass seed.  When the clover is clear rake your grass to loosen the soil for seeding.  It will germinate in about 10 days

you will need to treat again next spring or when you next see any clover but by then it will not affect your newly sown grass

it is a choice...grass or clover. 

weedol is a temporary treatment with little impact on the environment In my opinion 

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Posted: 24/08/2016 at 19:49

Sorry Wonky.....we crossed there 


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 19:48

Hello and welcome 

in Cornwall too but this is a long county with widely varying degrees of temperatures and conditions.

so are you near the coast, far west,,north cornwall?  The further west you go the more tender plants you can grow.  I am approx in the St Ives Bay/penzance area and tender planting is everywhere. 

The common recommendation is to see what your neighbours grow, talk to them etc., but I would add take your time and get to know your conditions throughout the year and then start planting and planning    It will be very different to the Midlands though 

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