Latest posts by Verdun

South facing containers

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:39
Kez, have you used ERICACEOUS compost? You need to use an ericaceous,
John Innes soil for your pieris. If you haven't....and it might already be too late....change your soil
Agree too that full sun is a big no. I grow pieris in full sun but in the ground and get away with it. You wont in a pot

Used Tea Bags

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:31
Good for topdressing ericaceous plants. Careful that you don't use too many ...if the roots are buried too deeply the plants will suffer. For plants in pots I discard the bags and use just the contents

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 16:43
No gardening unless buying some solar lights is counted
Cold here today....sleet showers are frequent and temp is less than 5. Some sunshine in between. Coldest day so far.
Nice white camelia beginning to flower now

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 16:39
WHO ON EARTH MISREPRESENTED ME BACK THERE? Such an unfunny joke not deserving of Verdun's (immense) talent

Garden Mint

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 13:29
For me mint is best repotted every year......
Best divided in mid spring when divisions romp away. Pot up some small roots to grow on later in gh for late autumn use.
I too use john Innes or sieved soil mixed with mpc.
Never let it dry out in can suffer with mildew. I find it better to with a little shade in summer
I would never risk it in the ground.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:50
Hey! Sheer spontaneous brilliance........

What parliamentary officials represent birds?

Polyticians !

Good eh! Clever aint I?

Buying online

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 07:57
Check out gc prices. I notice this year their prices have risen again. I received a top quality plant in 2 litre pot for ??8 50 including next day delivery. Had I ordered more plants it would have been even more exonomical.


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 07:31
Morning folks
(I still have no toolbar or smilies on ipad...anyone else same?)
Great news you can eat !
Flumpy, thank you. The RSPCA inspector is still missing I'm afraid.....doesn't look good

Pinching out growing tips

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 21:17
Your campanula does not retain foliage from year to year Hefty.,, lose the lot in autumn for it to start again in spring.
Your lemon verbena, being a shrub, will retain cut your verbena in spring to where new shoots appear

Red Prince Weigela

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 20:53
Lyn, plants grow better when small when put in small pots. Once they reach certain size they grow better in the ground. That "half acre diameter pot" would simply swamp a tiny smilie I'm afraid!

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

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why did we worry?

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