Latest posts by Verdun

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 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:51

Hey!  You really are him!  

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 08:25

Morning Dove

pretty much what I would do with Daniel too 

I would take cuttings of salvia now and move it and clematis in late Sep/October.  

I find most salvias move surprisingly successfully whatever their size 

My flowers ..

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 08:17

Yellow stars of Honka

The difference

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 23:21

Oops ...spigelia marilandica 

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