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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:20

You had a birthday last year Steve ...! 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:05

Lorna,,I would do 2 things.  Firstly take cuttings...ideally look for strong non flowering side shoots low down.  i see you have done that.  5 miles from the beach so similarly mild where you are.

if your plant isnt too huge.....cut it back and lightly trim the roots.  Put into a pot big enough to fully accommodate the roots.  Water to settle compost and roots and into gh.  However, you should get a few more weeks yet with your flowers so give it say to mid October.  Keep on dry side over winter.  next spring, as with most plants in gh, lightly water when signs of growth and increase accordingly.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:58




Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:55

Welcome back Dove .......the best of the weather starting today though. ,think you had some sunshine though...


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 15:08

You don't wanna do that Yvie 

Azalea in need of TLC

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 14:00

I assume you have acid soil there katvet! 

Fragrant plants

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 13:55

Cestrum nocturnum is a plant I have long hankered for.  Bought one for a friend once and scent is lovely.  Think I will check a plant out 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 13:53

what size pots now Lyn?  You will lose them if you plant them out now I think.  My own rooted plants vary from a few inches in 9cm pots to bigger in 3 litres and they will all have some protection either by fleece or gh.  Those in the garden will stay out and I will know which are hardiest.  Black Adder and Sangria have survived 2 years outside already

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 13:27

thanks Susan 

kathy, Amistad is not hardy everywhere but cuttings will produce large plants in. Following summer.  If you get a plant keep it in gh and plant out in spring.  Not too late for Amistad cuttings now....easy peasy 

Lyn, i find agastache cuttings best taken in late spring and summer...they enjoy the heat.  Have a feeling it might be a little late now but worth a try.  they do best for me when soaked for half an hour then dipped in hormone rooting powder.  I have cuttings of most if not all of my agastaches but some are slow or resistant.  I would keep those plants outside for a while longer but protect inside when it gets colder


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 12:24


Discussions started by Verdun roses !!

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Flowering and scenting your garden now

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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WATCH OUT...........

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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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David Bowie

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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