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Latest posts by Verdun

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 23:31

Got a  new double yellow last year fidget.  Lovely.  Most of my hellebores are flowerimg their heads off but this one is little slow so far but it will delight again 

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 23:26

Still feel Provado is the answer.  It's supposed to be effective for just a few weeks.  Can't see how it would affect bees if used now.  

Nematodes may be the lomg term solution but they can cause problems too....didn't they destroy a football pitch recently eating the grass roots?  

If weevil damage is allowed to continue until nematodes can be used in spring there won't be any plants left to save 

Wow! Sunshine at last.

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 23:20

Nice post mike.  Yep....weather to make us all feel goooooooood 

Thinking of buying

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:15

And an early start too...not yet but not too late.  Sweetcorn, mmmmmmmmmm

I now plant closer than usually suggested too.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:59

Peonies have a reputation for hating being moved.  However, my experience is that they survive well enough so,  Stacey, I would move it into the sun, plant shallowly and mark with a cane.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:54

Stacey, have a red peony shooting,,yes.  Since I replanted it a few years ago in full sun and slightly proud of,the soil it has produced stunning flowers.  Why?  Have you just cut it back?  I don't think you have killed it....all top growth dies back anyway.  

If you can get your money back and parkers allow you to keep seboldii, just pot it up and expect it to make something prob next year.....foliage that is, not flowers 

KEF, it's just a shame the WUM upsets you.  You need to use the ignore button cos he won't go away.  The rest of us are your friends 

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:45

Hostafan, if it's your passion and your skill why not start your own business growing hostas?  

I used to grow  and sell tender perennials down here and did well.  A joint venture to grow larger scale floundered but if you have a niche market ...locally too....it could be a winner 

I prob have a mere 8 or so different varieties ....mmmmm, maybe few more.....and will now look up that Dutch nursery Hostafan to add a couple more 

Propogating dahlias

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:35

Susan, a greenhouse is exciting.....ESP your first one.  But just a little patience yet 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:32

Beautiful here all day. Womderful 

Perennial Perfection...

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:30

Did you suggest hostas Hostafan?  

Have to agree with Salino......an evergreen shrub or two would give a nice framework, a bit of bulk to complement those perennials 

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Drat........

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