London (change)
Today 5°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 6°C / 2°C


Latest posts by Verdun

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 16:02

still loads of colour frikartii monch still going strong



Posted: 19/09/2015 at 14:02

Lookee here!  Better come clean.  That Poldark fella you are all swooning over has terrible BO probs.  And when we was filming down here he ran off screaming like a girl because a slow worm crawled over his shoe (with heel uplifts) .  ......just saying! 


Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 13:42

Ah!  That's alrighty then 

Potted Acer

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 13:40

Acers are generally behaving like this now esp if dry.  Cold winds, drying at roots, hot sunshine all damage leaves esp in a pot.  

Also check for vine weevils.  They eat roots esp at this time of year.  Vine weevil killer applied now and again in spring will control them 

Spring Advice ?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 13:20

Scott, get a few bare root wallflowers from garden centre 

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 13:05

You lied Lou?  I is shocked 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 13:03

No Wonky....I didnt leave any peach tart.  Share??? 

Glad the big meet up went well Hosta.  Yep, I'm holding the weather as fine as poss.  

Got more Watsonias....I know some think they are posh crocosmias but they are quite tasty.  Few more cyclamen planted out.  

moved mahonia caress any day now.

and it has been hot at times this morning in the garden.  Loads of agastaches in pots flowering.....some of the colours are womderful.  kept back for next spring now.


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 12:42

Try the Council Lou.

down here you can get it cheap 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:56

Roundup does not kill bamboo once is is established.  It goes deep and runs and runs and runs.  You will not be aware of its vigour until you see it popping up somewhere.  

some bamboos are clump formers but the majority are not.  

Google your bamboo.  We have had discussions on the forum too.

Ironically, bamboos usuallt struggle in containers .  


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:38

Think again about planting this bamboo silverlight.

It WILL run. It is HIGHLY INVASIVE.  No amount of root restraint will comtrol this bamboo

You may,think you have a large garden and enough not to be a problem but you will find in a few years you have a nightmare of a problem.

scared you?  Check it out 

Discussions started by Verdun

Flowering and scenting your garden now

Replies: 10    Views: 148
Last Post: Yesterday at 19:35


Replies: 27    Views: 726
Last Post: 11/02/2016 at 22:09


let's remember our birthdays folks 
Replies: 23    Views: 525
Last Post: 09/02/2016 at 18:57


Replies: 50    Views: 1719
Last Post: 09/02/2016 at 22:42

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Replies: 26    Views: 1002
Last Post: 05/02/2016 at 21:08

Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

Replies: 36    Views: 1108
Last Post: 04/02/2016 at 13:14

WATCH OUT...........

Replies: 12    Views: 395
Last Post: 31/01/2016 at 22:12

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Replies: 33    Views: 1551
Last Post: 07/02/2016 at 13:31

Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

Replies: 1    Views: 213
Last Post: 30/01/2016 at 11:05

3 new garden progs this week.......

Replies: 19    Views: 591
Last Post: 23/01/2016 at 20:45


Replies: 19    Views: 710
Last Post: 21/01/2016 at 19:05

Anemone RUFFLED Swan

Replies: 16    Views: 541
Last Post: 19/01/2016 at 20:42

David Bowie

Replies: 52    Views: 2311
Last Post: 16/01/2016 at 00:56

Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

Replies: 57    Views: 2254
Last Post: 10/01/2016 at 18:15

The best onions from seed.....

Replies: 31    Views: 1268
Last Post: 20/01/2016 at 22:53
1 to 15 of 273 threads