Latest posts by Verdun

Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 08:19

Hey!  Respect please for your betters Fairy.  Shocked you think I need a tidy up   A feed?  Of course 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 08:16

Resist the temptation Punkdoc.  Be strong.  You know you don't need to buy anything 

my last trip to gc over the weekend tempted me big time.  I wanted everything even the stuff I already have!!! 

Even closer though is a big nursery that will be open again at the weekend.......full of plants of all sorts and much cheaper.  Spoke to the owner yesterday and she will show me her new stuff.   Isn't spring exciting? 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 07:31

Morning folks

cloudy but feeling warm.  

Growth is speeding up everywhere now from grass to cuttings to shrubs and perennials

the only niggle is that "they" forecast a heatwave over easter...hmmmm!  They forecast a bitterly cold winter too.    "they" don't know any more than we do so, for what it's worth, I think we are in for a good summer  

Straight to curved

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 22:29

Ok but try to make a single curve there and as wide as poss on the narrow bit 

5ft Chimney Pot

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 22:25

I have a couple of 4' chimney pots

currently a variegated pelargonium ...still in flower.....occupies one.  The other is had aeonium zwarskopf (what's the betting I have got that spelling wrong!)  in it but intend to plant convolvulous maritima in it soon to tumble down

grasses like tennuissima, elymus magellanicus or carex like Comans Bronze, phormiums or my aforementined aeonium would look good.  

I thnk these pots look best out of the garden proper, viz., on hard standing or paths if they look good in their own right.  Never look right amongst other plants 

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 22:03

I have but another couple of weeks' delay is prob better 

leggy seedlings

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 21:02

Here an early sowing is fine but, I agree, sowing a little later is sensible.  

leggy seedlings

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 20:30

Cosmos germinate fast and grow before you know it.  Can you pinch out the tips?  My own have behaved exactly the same way......they are now in a cold gh.  When they have grown a little more  pot on and plant a little deeper. Continue to pinch out to make bushy.  I pinch out cosmos numerous times and pot on at least 4 times before planting out as large bushy plants 

Plug Plants

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 20:22

If of a reasonable size Andy dig up some of the outside growths and pot up.  Keep clumps in place.  If autumn I would dig up and make bigger divisions.  

Plug Plants

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 20:13

Root divisions actually Aym 

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