Verdun


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:03

Warm and sunny afternoon.  Feeling almost hot 

cut grass, planted out sedums, artemisia powys castle, couple of agastaches.  

Had to stop cos my great niece, 3 months old today, bought me some cream desserts from a well known local restaurant 

Leycesteria Formosa

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:56

For me, it wont feature here.  

neighbour has it.......12' high and wide.  Here it did spread.  Removed it from a friend's garden as it became a thicket. 

It wont be like a bamboo to eradicate but it is a thug of a thing down here 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:52

Thoughts with you Lyn 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:33

Excellent Tigs33   I think you are right...a straight border fits in well there.

a brief dampish spell but now sunny.  Planted out a couple of large potted lupins.....the scent from various flowers made it very pleasant out there. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:20

Hosta, that rockery!  I know it fell way short of what a "proper" rockery should be.  Ok, the garden was a bit of a "joke" but the point of it was FUN. The owner had no plant knowledge or desired any....she simply wanted a magical play area for her child.  I watched the programme with that in mind and enjoyed it.  

Disagree Joyce.  Basic gardening knowledge comes second, sometimes, to the joy factor.  

folks!  enjoy this prog for what it is 

Salvia 'Amistad'

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:06

Microagent, 

I grow several varieties of salvia ....huge variation of colour, size, hardyness (from very hardy to tender tubers) and appearance.  

I cannot advise on seed....I prefer to buy named varieties and propagate by cuttings or division. 

Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 22:45

let us know how you get on 

Berberis Superba and Golden Rocket - Stripped Bare.

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 22:43

Spray with neem oil....bushes and soil 

 

Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 22:32

Andy, imperata roots are very surface so don't read too much into that. Hmmmmm! Does look suspiciously potted up to look like a 2litre plant.

i notice you bought from Jacksons ......some 4 years ago or so I bought extra imperata from them and complained about the quality.  They sent replacements slightly later in the spring.  Imperata supplied this early wont be great.

complain to Jacksons....I think you will get free replacements.

meantime I would pot up into bigger pots....not too wet for a week or two...and then plant out when good growth is seen 

damaged plant leaves

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 22:14

Steven, Silver Queen is likely to produce new growth soon to replace those damaged leaves.  However the "very moist" soil is a concern....pittosporums need sharp drainage and light soil.  we have had a lot of rain for quite some time so, although frost is a possible cause, wet conditions would also damage those leaves 

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