Latest posts by Verdun

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 12:26

poor old Monty is in trouble again 

some people have chosen to take offence when he slammed begonias a few weeks back. his opinion and I am happy for him and anyone else to offer it.  I don't like begonias either....those big, blowsy, shapeless overly bright monstrosities. (Ha ha!  That's shocked some of you ). However, I know one or two who are growing superb, impressive begonias so huge respect .  

 i grow a couple of the "bonfire" small flowered cascading type and I really like those 

now Monty has ruffled a few more feathers by (tongue in cheeek) criticising those trying to be self sufficient.  Shock! Horror!

I hope the powers that be don't rein Monty in.  Free speech even in the horticultural world is essential.  

(Need to think of something contentious myself now   Did 

I say I don't like roses in our gardens? 

Can you put a hosta in a hanging basket?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 09:06

Ok!  Sounds good.

post a picture 

(you will prob start a trend of hostas in hanging baskets )

Can you put a hosta in a hanging basket?

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:08

It CAN be done but how can you properly see it? 

It will require a lot more water than in a pot....loads more.

Companion plants in container

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:19

Ripply, check our lithodora heavenly is a cascading evergreen that would go well with your azalea liking the same acid conditions 

yes, replant with john innes.

plants are always better in the garden if you can.  

My flowers ..

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:01

Well, it IS warm aym.   Try it. 

My flowers ..

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:48

I have never sown gazania seed in summer but I see no reason why not aym.  If you have the seed sow a few now 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:44

Hopefully the fine weather will return for your holiday Hosta 

Can you put a hosta in a hanging basket?

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:36

Misleading to suggest hostas are fussy or high maintenance.  Basically they are very easy and undemandiing plants.  Keep slugs away, make sure they don't dry out and that's it 

My flowers ..

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:31

GD, they grow so well here too.  Some lovely crimson ones too...will post a pic tom if I can 

they will not like much frost aym but if your area is mild you can have colour in mid winter too 

Companion plants in container

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:25

If you don't like the cotoneaster then get rid...why live with something (or someone!) you don't like?

you can train cotoneaster, esp horizontallis, up a fence or wall or let is cascade....any possible sites?

yes, those cotoneaster took water, nutrients and space from your conifer.

use a john innes number 3 compost instead of multi purpose composf too 

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