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Latest posts by Verdun

Dividing Bridal Wreath

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:01

Cannot really divide spireas.  You may find a layered piece so that's what your neighbour may have done Annie.  

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:58

The old adage is...a pound for the plant, two pounds for the hole.  So Jesse, it is worth while getting planting right for next hydrangea 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:56

Yes Chicky,,pinch them out. 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:42

Yeah! that poldark guy is only 3 ' tall.  and his voice is dubbed.  He  sounds like Mr Blobby really 

Over Wintered Dahlias

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:39

In the ground dahlias will be more,protected than in pots outside donutsmrs. I too have dahlias kept in the ground ..never lost one yet.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:37

I always think of pyracanthas as growing in sun or dappled shade. However, I think they will grow in shade but maybe not flower quite so less berries.

comcern for,me though is your,neighbour......pyracantha is vigorously thorny so will project this foliage his/her way.  No fun in pruning them.  

Cotoneaster horizontallis may be a better choice.  Berries well and shade tolerant.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:30

Hee hee hee ......donuts? 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:28

Jesse,,try to dig as large a planting hole as possible ....break,up that rocky subsoil if you can.  Dove took my words....she always does ..ha ha....but yes, the name tells,you it needs water. you probably cannot over water it in summer.  

Limelight is a different sort of hydrangea needing slightly less water I think.

rather than splash out on buying more hydrangeas concentrate on that planting hole.  Good bulky compost is preferable to too much fertiliser I think.  

Good luck Jesse

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:31

smoss, not an eggsellent idea for me.  I'd rather shell out on Bordeaux mixture.  It's a cracking notion though brain is scrambled trying to work out how egg shells can prevent leaf curl 

Over Wintered Dahlias

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:28

Not wise to leave dahlias outside in pots over winter fleeced or not.  They will suffer for  Sure.

its not just's cold and wet.  The tubers will not cope.  Fleece will only protect by a degree or two but will not keep tubers dry...on the contrary it will make situation worse in winter

Discussions started by Verdun

Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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