Latest posts by Verdun

Transplanting japanese acer

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 19:45

Tonyabbott, I would do it now.....July is prob the worst possible time. Keep watered and sheltered 


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 19:43

Ooo,,thanks for the feedback folks 

in a list of "favourites" would it feature? 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 19:41

B3 ...russia and ukraine?  Financially and economically were tied.  the EU meddled, teased and tormented Russia by encouraging Ukraine to join the West.  How would we react if Russia persuaded Ireland to join them?  Europe has created a serious discord with Russia costing our farmers and merchants dearly now not to memtion the sabre rattling. 

Not a fan of Russia as it is now but the western countries ...Europe....have  caused. an awful lot of problems. 

SGL it is fine to keep your views private and your thinking to creat harmony does you credit.   I am different.....I always speak out often I am wrong but at least I care.  If only our politicans cared as much. Doesn't make me a stirrer.....if you were local and in trouble I would be the sort of guy to actually support you.  

Help with my heather !

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 19:27

Those winter heathers are actually tolerant of lime.  Look for rooted pieces to pot up. very leggy carneas will not recover shoots at gound level....I prune every spring after flowering. they are at least 15 years old, maybe more, and they remain dense low and winter floriferous.  Pruning into old wood is fatal. 

Basically the summer varieties...with the exception of the vagans need acid soil.   winter ones?   No 

hattie from the pictures the lower heathers can be trimmed now with shears 

Problem With Smoke Tree

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 19:19

No Louby.  It will be fine.  I hard prune every year.  In a couple of weeks or so you will have a wonderful mound of purple leaves 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 17:18

Europe is disintegrating Lily.   Watch the news, listen to the broadcasters, talk to foreigners here as I do.  

Why get into a car when you can see its wheels are wobbling?  

Down here we are regarded as yokels yet we are well tuned in to the fishing, farming and rural issues created by mad EU bureaucrats.  5 out of our 6 MPs are in the leave camp.  The Minister in charge is in the leave camp.  Cornwall will vote to leave

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 16:57

KEF!   You have missed the bullseye by a margin of hitting the scorer 

Repotting hostas

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 16:20

Getting slighty late but I have divided hostas in mid summer.  They will grow if you water them well and use a john innes compost.

however, jennifer, if you left it intact it will be a far showier plant for this summer.  It will set them back a couple of weeks or more if you divide now.    By choice I would divide in autumn or very early spring 


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 16:15

anyone growing sanguisorba?  

not something I have grown or have any knowledge about.  Not that I would know where to put it ....I have a rodgersia that was recommended to me but not yet planted so.......

but advice, opinions, likes or dislikes please. 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 16:10

If I recall, the prog was a Panorama special when migrants were asked where they wanted to go.  A week, two weeks ago.  Still on iplayer I guess.

philippa, thank goodness you had a laugh about that.  appreciated .  We can argue by text but still remain friends, can't we? 

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