London (change)


Latest posts by Verdun

Plant supports

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:37

Supports for delphiniums need to be at least 6' long and one per stem.   Support needed to very top. 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:35

Morning everyone 

very, very windy. ,gusts to make you shudder.  80 mph recorded.  Don't know if this is the worst it will be.....we will see  Cornwall is saturated now too. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 19:44

Now I feel lazy Victoria  

i did plant out a few more potted blue anemone blanda though 

Plant supports

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 19:07

Well I like Typhoo.  But then again I like Tetley. Two good brews but I reckon PG Tips are the best 

Plant supports

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 17:26

Supports for delphiniums folks . Monty's are for clumpers 

Is it too late for this poor sad coprosmia??

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:53

Just leave it for now Extreme Gardener.  Although it is evergreen it has gone through the wars.  

In spring tip it out of its pot to look see if roots are overgrown.  If it shoots pot it on. 

Plant care

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:48

The paniculatas are much hardier .......pruned in autumn too.  Nothing lost ...they will reshoot from the base without affecting flowering.   You will be fine Sparkles. ,you'll see 

Soil Preperation

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 15:48

Excellent Meomye 

Plant care

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 15:48

Hello Uptomeneck, prune your hydrangea as low as you like or half way.  It will grow and flower this summer.  Give it a good feed and a thick mulch

I would do the same with Black Lace for best foliage....same pruning, feeding and mulching

Both plants will do much better in the ground though ......nice together too 

Homemade Cloches

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:36

I used corrugated plastic sheets....10' long....and made wire hoops.  3 hoops per sheet and the whole thing lifts off and on with ease.  A square plastic sheet for each end supported by short bamboo canes.  They are now 10 years or and efficient.  I use 2 sheets per run to cover a metre wide 

Discussions started by Verdun

The longest flowering perennial is........

Replies: 28    Views: 1037
Last Post: 20/05/2016 at 13:13


Replies: 13    Views: 280
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 08:56

Caution! Virus

Replies: 5    Views: 235
Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 13:21

Fowl treatment or wot?((

Replies: 15    Views: 348
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 21:36

Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

Replies: 20    Views: 438
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 12:08

Modules v insitu

Replies: 1    Views: 194
Last Post: 17/05/2016 at 20:19

Why did Chris do that?

Replies: 7    Views: 347
Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 08:37

My first

Replies: 4    Views: 227
Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 21:07

The green of spring

Replies: 15    Views: 291
Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 15:47

Ok, not gardening but womderful

Replies: 6    Views: 244
Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 22:07

why did we worry?

Replies: 30    Views: 668
Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 19:22

Guess what this is.....

Replies: 15    Views: 371
Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 08:54

Lupins a'flowering

Replies: 11    Views: 200
Last Post: 05/05/2016 at 20:37

Inspiring or what?

Replies: 7    Views: 276
Last Post: 03/05/2016 at 07:45


Replies: 11    Views: 305
Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 19:38
1 to 15 of 306 threads