Latest posts by Verdun

Is this possible?

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 17:15

There's not mush room there Philippa 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 17:07

You mean I Interrupted my lager for nowt PP?   

Thought it was about tall cosmos...wot am I like ? 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:58

Pretty tall I think 

will flower now into autumn 

Rooting a smoke tree

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:38

See if you can detach it with roots and pot it up.  If not cuttings are very easy...semi ripe now or hardwood cuttings in October 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:39

Most bulb suppliers on line are pretty good I think.  I have used several.  I now select according to bulb size and price.  

I always buy bulbs on line......any below par are always generously replaced.  A couple of lily bulbs last year were inferior so the supplier sent me my whole lily order again.  However, a visit late in autumn to the gc is worthwhile......usually bargains to be had 

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Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:31

Roll on the paralympics now.  

Hope the funds and stadia are in place for them.   

0/10 for garden design for me!!

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:23

Richard, excellent . Wonderful garden 

Pennisetum setaceum rubrum hardiness?

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:14

erics mum, they wont be growing May....., let alone flowering   They are warm season grasses.  They are worth it here looking good through autumn 

same with chrysanthemums !    Buy them now to flower for 3 weeks or so.  Next year those carefully prepared domes revert to being tall, lanky and awkward looking flowering for just a short while.  Autumn gentians are the same.  

Is this possible?

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:58

No, go with what you have.  Grow things that are supported by your conditions then they will thrive.  

When to Prune Escallonia.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:42

The other end of the country here Poly -anthus  in mild west Cornwall.  Here, yes, I would cut right back into old wood and do so now.  It is what I have done often enough.  Escallonia rejuvenates well.  

however, it prob is a little late now in your area so springtime may be a safer bet

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