Latest posts by Verdun

Should I accept this?

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:19 with your Suttons for a replacement. You will get one.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:17

I had high hopes for Illumination Pink a couple of years ago but they have proved a huge disappointment.

last year I had several "ordinary" white varieties that were delightful.



Posted: 13/02/2016 at 16:13
Yes you can...they make good hedges. Trim after flowering

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re plant a Chusan Palm

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 15:54

Colin, I guess you have tried pretty hard to extract your palm......I don't think washing it out with water will ne effective.  Tried with someone else?  One pulling the pot the other the plant??

any roots at the bottom of the pot?  cut these off 

If all this fails then only you can decide which is the more valiable...pot or plant

Mould on Sage plant

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 13:09

Put it outside during the day again at night ....for a few days and then leave it there.

then cut off affected leaves.....might need repotting; I suspect it does. Clear loose debris Ian 

Strawberry plants

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 12:31

Have a go nick, I would keep those strawberries but buy fresh stock too.  resist any temptation to let the new stock fruit this year.

Hellebore disappointment

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 12:25

People may say this...doubles flower as singles at first...but in my experience this is not true Judith

send pictures to your supplier.  I dare say the p & p wasn't cheap? 

I return anything and everything that is not as described regardless of cost. 

 Can you check on terms and conditions in the small print?  They may mention something as a disclaimer 

Leggy seedlings

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:49

Yes with most of them but cosmos esp.  They are so vigorous and respond really well

I planted out groups of cosmos for someone who had rabbits in her garden so I produced extra large bushy plants........almost 100 cm tall.....that flowered well above rabbits. 


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 18:39

Valentine's Day Massacre Richard! 

Propagation fungicide

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 18:31

I just use hormone rooting powder....fresh every year.  I used to use Cheshunt compound but no longer available.

keeping pots clean, using fresh compost, not over doing the number of cuttings, not over watering is as good as any fungicide I think.  

I'm sure any ordinary fungicide can be used on cuttings and soil initially can be used.  i don't bother though 

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