Latest posts by Verdun

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:45

Still feel it best to wait a while for weather to warm up and then assess rosemary.  Such prolonged wet weather has affected many plants this year.  

New Camellia - Jupiter

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:42

The danger is to the  flowers themselves.    Not so much the frost but the rapid thawing after thus the need to plant where it does not get early morning sun.  

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:39

Had to laugh at Keyser Soze's comment.  Still giggling at that.  Lol 


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:36

Looking good Dove.  When you first get fish you will be fascinated.  I took every opportunity to watch them....they will come to ??ou for food etc.  

It has been glorious here today.....almost hot at times.   Well, pretty warm    Still planning orders.....evaluating my plant associations.  Can't decide yet 

Think I'll change my name.......supercool sounds appropriate.  

Tracey. We know you are orchid lady now even though you said you are still Tracey and then said you are muppet newbie.  

Got onion sets and onion plants to go out.  Always good to start raking veg patch.  Carrots after. At last some real gardenIng....maybe tomorrow.


how to look after plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:22

Raymond and Michael, and watch out for the sap on your euphorbia.  It's highly caustic ...avoid getting it in your eyes.  When flowering is over cut the entire flowered stem to the ground.  This is when you will see its milky sap.  Best to wear gloves 

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:23

Its a beautiful sunny afternoon here and it just occurred that with me having a birthday this year many .....if not ALL.....of you would like to buy me something rather nice 

Remember, it's not the thought that counts its the value of the pressie 

shrubs for shade

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:16

Oops!  Potentilla is ELIZABETH.  Silly me 


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:13

Hiya fidget, should be about 10 different varieties I guess.   Many of the newer varieties are weak and need cosseting so lost 3 or 4 that were no better than annuals even tho sold as perennials.  

I THINK I know how to grow them now.......letting roots builfirst before flowering, some decent compost in decent soil, some moisture, sunshine and not to let them get too warm/humid over winter.  The newer varieties have colours that the old ones simply do not have so worth trying.  


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:05

I'm comfused ..who is who now?  Ha ha 

Pentillie, well it's fine now.  Not sure about next few days but fingers crossed for you.

Plants arrived today.....the echinaceas.  Tiki torch amongst them.  Look good.

Heleniums tomorrow hopefully

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:43


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