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Latest posts by Verdun

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:27

I have a couple of sentimental plants in the garden.  They are priceless.  Where else but in your own garden can you keep such wonderful reminders of loved ones?

Volunteer Work

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:24

Mikey,,hard graft there.  Amazing difference at the end. Very satisfying.

I too do some volunteering work....think it's important....but what made you choose this form of volunteering?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:47

Lovely morning here.  Blue sky and sun and warm.

Got a blue shirt on the line above a clump of double yellow daffs.....nice colour combo 

Hope everyone has a good day 

How to stop bamboo growing & spreading? Does it grow through concrete?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:44

Yet another discussion about bamboo.

In simple terms do not grow any of them.

Bamboos are not surface rooting.  In my experience roots go deep and can resurface several metres away.  Phyllostachys Aurea is one variety I grew.....in less than two seasons it had invaded space 8' away. I had to dig it up...some roots ran along the surface but many did not.  Luckily, I had concerns it would spread so got in sooner rather than later.  No fun digging a whole bed removing bulbs, shrubs and perenials to access every root.  The following season the odd root appeared.  

Comsider the bamboo plant itself.  It is planted so it's base is 2' deep. Roots will therefore start off at that depth.....some will go down and others sideways but the roots start off way below the surface 

Folks.  This is not scaremongering ......bamboo is not a plant for your garden

I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:32

Hello bougle

Welcome to the forum

Could you post a photo ?  We will know then for sure.  It could be lychnis coronaria, going by your description.  Or, look up Lychnis coronaria and compare it 

Forsythia question.

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:00

Hiya supernoodle,

I gave a camelia "freedom" for a friend......from pot into the garden.  It now thrives.  Currently full of flower.  Yes, easily controlled.  If you lightly prune back after flowering you will make a compacf,,bushy shrub.  Debbie is a first class variety.  

Cuttings are easy on forsythia but there are better varieties around now 

Forsythia question.

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:37

Fluffy Cloud, if you waited a while longer, if you had pruned some of those long shoots a little ??ou would likely have had flowers.

Supernoodle, if you have right soil...doesnt have to be acidic, neutral will do......and the right aspect a camelia is a lovely all year round plant.  Forsythias are ungainly out of flower

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 08:00

Thanks Sue

Burncoose is not far from me but they do not stock this particular variety of sisynchrium.  I did have success with a Scottish nursery but again no longer stocked.  Will check out the others you mention. 

What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:27

Don't know what it is but not a gerbera.  I have  two growing in my garden and they are different.

We will be I suspense until it flowers I guess 

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:22

Language Blairs 

Two other plamts I cannot seem to locate now....euryops acraeus and sisyrinchium white snow. (this is a delightful non seeding beauty with pure white flowers)

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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