Latest posts by Verdun

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 07:58

Crocosmia, unlike the common montbretia, (grows wild down here everywhere) needs some moisture to do well.  It will flower better and longer and the foliage will look good after the flowers are over. 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 21:16

Cornwall has a gold and silver and bronze. ....I havent even competed yet 

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 21:02

Tim, mine were flowering weeks ago and still have flowers.  

Foliage remains green here so it suggests either very dry there or some cooler nights! The flowered stems go brown after flowering but not the unflowered stems...for me anyway.

Look out for the bargains

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:58

Claire.....ASK for bigger discount.  50%?  You will get a lot more than that so go for it 

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:46

Beat me to it Fairy.

no, do not hack it all down. Simply remove all flowered stems right to the ground.  You will then be left with a nice  foliage plant through to autumn Tim 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:34

Just a word about golden is a beautiful and underrated foliage plant.  It isn't a fast or tall grower in my experience. 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:26

The athletics and the boxing for me.  

But here in Cornwall we are part of the greatest female rowing team ever.....Helen Glover gold again. 

Good to see a united GB for a short while anyway 

Poorly Euonymus

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:15

A pest of some sort Keen...weevils love euonymous both to feed on and to breed but it's not their fault this time.

choice....spray or let mother nature take care of it.  I would spray as a one-off

a lot of critters attacking all sorts of plants this year.....the mild winter has prob allowed numbers fo build up 

Last edited: 12 August 2016 18:16:34

Recycling genius

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:07

Be good on the soil as a cloche.  Prob wont fit any seed trays.  So you must be a genius 

Look out for the bargains

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 17:00

No time to garden today but I did follow up the bargain hunting when I passed the gc.

even better value today but the real bargains on the good stuff will be gone by tomorrow.  a couple of friends got some bargains too.

will pot them up later...looks odd but I always cut off the flowers when I pot on.  They will make cracking plants next year for a to-be- revamped border.

hope lilysilly got her bargains today 

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