Latest posts by Verdun

Manganese in Epsom salts?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:54

Quite right fidget....magnesium .  a common deficiency though so well worth applying epsom salts 

(the experts often get it wrong don't they? 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:51


you are a great inspiration on the forum....always a thread I read 

Look out for the bargains

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:48

They need to clear stocks apparently...everything is on offer. whatever the discounted price is ask for more.  My haul included liatris, phormiums, heucheras,,heucherellas, eucalyptus, pittosporum  Tom Thumb and more grasses and perennials.   

most potted on after soaking and loosening roots and some herbaceous divided and potted for next year

The difference

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:28

Envious Joyce...the yellow and lime green heucheras struggle here.   

Look out for the bargains

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:25

bargains galore to be had everyone In the garden centres

this mornng I got 50 % off compost because bags were torn....that's usual.  You should always get money off torn bags.

however, the centre was selling off plants, the usual 50% off,,etc. but I haggled to end up with 2 £19 specimens for £4 each, and a few £9. 99 for £2 and £1.  All perfectly good in 3 and 5 litre pots

there are excess stocks of plants ...avoid the basement/clearance sections and go for the usual display specimens and ask for discounts 

I will be taking someone tomorrow for more bargains.....£50 tree ferns down to £10???

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:02

We all have different opinions and I respect others' viewpoints.   fully supportive of workimg with nature. 

this is just starting its second flowering 150 to 180 cm. Lots of buds and flowers to come.  Last year this had 3 flowerings so I fully expect another in late September. Other better coloured vwrieties are not far behind.   No "treatment" but a few slug pellets ....half a dozen ...were used early in spring.  Had 

I not used pellets,for,example, I would not have had delphinium flowers 

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The difference

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 09:00

Joyce, put Heucherella Gold Zebra in front of Shogun.....there you go Ladybird, another plant to tempt you with .  

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:56

For me it is a balance.  Just as we, now and then, take to medicines for temporary relief so we can resort to chemicals to reaolve a garden issue.  Taking a paracetomol for a rare headache does not affect our general well being.  It would do if taken regularly. We don't let mother nature heal an open wound do we?  

here I grow fruit, veg and plants of all sorts organically and healthily.  Rarely do I use any reason why I do not grow roses (think of all the noxious chemicals people apply,to them on a regular basis! )  Now  and then a treatment...whether nematodes or called for.

 Or lose your plants and just grow weeds 

The difference

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:43 your Shogun flowering?  Lovely bonus for you when it does 

you are right,,it does well with Wild Swan although I have Imperata Red Baron with one and heuchera berry smoothie with another 

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:36

Not flea beetles.  Mites or other similar tiny pests for sure 

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