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Latest posts by Verdun

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:56

Don't do hanging baskets now.  Too much work....deadheading, feeding and watering.  Did pretty well though I think but I admire people who can produce those,stunning displays.  Managed a pink busy lizzie ball once from cuttings.  Quite nice ....possibly a Geoff Hamilton suggestion or was it Alan Titchmarsh ?

Best companion plant for Strawberry's?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:53

Just strawberries for me.  .........and Cornish clotted cream later 

Getting rid of it

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:50

Use cardboard or hardboard pieces to keep cacti safe and away from the gel.  A cloudy dry day is better than a hot sunny one too.  

48 perennial plant offer

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:48

There will be those who are satisfied with these offers but many who are not.

Rather than try to fill the garden with such a random mix of lots of perennials....most of which are small to tiny......better to buy a few good size plants amd use annuals as fillers for a couple of years.  Then you can plan your garden properly.  Beg or borrow plants from friends  and neighbours ...plants you like and want.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:43

To us Cornish, Jamaica inn is embarrassing.  Not seen it but reports about sound quality and the awful Cornish accents is off putting.  

Hope the scenery is captured properly though.  

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:39

If in a slightly shady position there is no better clemaris than Nelly Moser.  Pruned correctly it will give spring and summer flowers 

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:33

Just hooked up with this thread.

Taylors is an excellent supplier.  First class clematis, perfectly packed and delivered by 24 hour courier 

Apple tree against a wall

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:31

Not off hand Supernoodle but are there any wisley print outs or booklets? 

Apple tree against a wall

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:14

I have an espalier pear.  I did mine from a maiden tree.

You need to train a pair of branches every year and tie them to horizontal support wires. You allow a leading shoot and two side shoots to develop and then these side branches are pulled  down to horizontal near the end of summer.

This process is repeated every year until the desired number of horizontal branches ...usually 3 or 4 .....is reached.  

plant combinations suggestions

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:02

Sounds good djjjuk. 

Discussions started by Verdun

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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