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Latest posts by Verdun

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:15

Justin, contact me in summer and I'll post some cuttings to you.  No charge 

Leaf curl

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:13


a batten fastened on the wall above your peach tree and a sheet of polythene attached to it is effective.  It can be rolled up or draped when wet. 

Talkback: How to take aeonium cuttings

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:11

Quite a difference between North cornwall and far west where I am SFord.  Aeoniums often survive outdoors over winter for me.

Cutting the tops off for cuttings in spring or summer provides extra plants and makes the donor plants bushier 

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:44

Justin, it's a sterile variety so seeds not an option.  The advantage of not seeding is that it flowers for such a lomg time

You need to purchase a plant.  If bought as plug then pot on a few times before planting out.  It likes warm conditions but needs the occasional watering.  

Cuttings...basal or stem...really are easy.  Take in summer and they will root and provide full size plants the following season. 

It's mild where I am so blue boa will survive outdoors here but generally you will need to overwinter your rooted cuttings

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:21

Verdun has.......oh, that's me 

hiya Justin, I've been growing this Agastache for 3 or 4 years.  Slightly different sort of Agastache in that the flower spikes are a little chunkier and shorter than the usual varieties.

dont know what you want to know but for me it's an easy and hugely attractive plant.  Upright, erect, compact and purple blue  flowers all summer.  Grows best in sun in soil that doesn't dry out too much.

cuttings are dead easy too

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:45

Still pretty good weather here.  Quite warm in fact 

Turned my attention to front garden today and cut, tidied, moved plants and planted others, including lupins.  

Ordered hostas and took the opportunity to get some tips from the supplier/grower.  so far the experience with this supplier is advice and prompt delivery promised (should receive plants tomorrow).  I'm expecting plants in 1 litre pots.  If plant and delivery is good I,will add supplier to " good guys" thread.


fruit trees

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:36


i suggest you take them back to the supermarket. your trees are,likely to be on too vigorous root stocks.

better to go online or ask at your garden centre for miniature/step over trees designed for containers


Best Grasses for screening?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:25

Calamagrostis Overdam is lovely too Caral.  Same flowers, height and habit but with delightful variegated leaves.  You might want to check out panicum as well.....heavy metal and Shenandoah in particular.   


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:17

Garden girl dare you?  No sunshine in cornwall!    Without rain we would be a desert but at least the rain is warm!  I think overall we do pretty well for sunshine .....last week, for example,,saw us have some wonderful weather 

such is Cornwall's lamdscape that rain on the North coast can contrast with sunshine on the South coast.  The moral is try a different location 


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:11

Great news Hostafan.  Will he pay mine off too?  Pleeeeese!  

Enjoy your bonfire Bekkie.   I love bonfires.  Nearly always end up with a black face and smell the house out.  

Ordered a couple of hostas this morning.  Liberty and Touch of Class.  Should come tomorrow.  Exciting or what? 

planted out 3 large lupins so reducing the number of plants to go out over next few weeks. 

My mum's birthday this week.....she would have been 93.  Will have a family meal to remember her.  Met a guy on the beach this morning I havent seen for a while and his mother died this year too. She had suffered quite a bit with cancer so my mum had a more peaceful and pain free ending.  

Pretty good weather so far.  Dry and mild but no sun......

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