Latest posts by Verdun

Cutting back Choisya

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 14:53

Abbie, wait umtil spring to know for sure. I have never killed a choisya by hard pruning.  Yours may just be sulking......check for layered shoots too.  Frequently I notice choisyas do this.

do nothing until you see new shoots.  Then you can feed them 


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 14:21


what a team.  Fantastic.  Already 3 up with about 15 mins to go. All done and dusted and I would not be surprised to see them get goal number 4 

Can you Identify this Jasmine & Share any tips?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:57

Officionale will flower up to September and beyond.  

Gardener Survey

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:53 old cynic you crossed my mind too . However, can see no possible harm ...we gave no peraonal details 

e-mail warning

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:45

Sensible and knowledgeable son nanny.  Be grateful 


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:43

Mourinho talking to Man United.  Who's betting against Man Utd winning European Cup next year?   Man City to contest the final too 

Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:38

Once took a supplier to task....a dutch sounding nursery?......for both written and visual description and got my money back.  Kept the plants, of course. Still get their catalogues 

Talkback: 10 single-flowered dahlias

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:34

Bee good honey 

e-mail warning

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:33

Thanks Nanny.    Appreciated 

I, like many, am inundated with these emails.....from banking, to pay pal to google to facebook.....everything.    I try for a daily check....I delete even tho most are in my junk box.  Never be tempted to click on them.........many are so convincing.  The message is.  " if you didn't ask for it don't open it" .  A daily update on virus, etc., programme is part of my regime.  A different password for every account too and change them at least once a year. 


Talkback: 10 single-flowered dahlias

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:23

Christine, some are more vigorous than others so check on your packets' descriptions as to size, etc.

those tiny tubers, if started early, will make large or even very large plants by summer even in containers.  Remember too they will make even bigger plants next year.

yes, a heavy pot if possible but at least use john innes compost....this adds weight, holds onto nutrients better and dries out less quickly.  A top dressing of gravel too adds to the appearance 

re cane supports, go for a tripod system and tie tops together.  A single cane is rarely robust enough.  You may have a dwarf variety or two that will not require supports 

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