Latest posts by Verdun

Compost composition review

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 16:00

If wet I avoid buying them.

wyevale's offering this year looks ok.....fine, well sifted and dry.  Time will tell how good it will be though.  

Garden animal droppings

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 13:12

Nice if it is a hedgehog J2202.  I know at least one visits 

Garden animal droppings

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 12:46

No expert on poo but fox or hedgehog I would guess.  Fox poo can really stink.  

Did it leave a tip then J2202? 

What's happening ?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 12:33

Few issues with me too.  Cannot open pm's .......

Staking Acanthus

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 12:30

Sandyv, acanthus should support themselves....never known them to need staking.

first thought is where do you grow them?  Do you feed?  Is soil good and moist?  If so, not ideal. 

down here Acanthus thrive poor dry soil in the sun.  Then they are robust 

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

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 12:22

Yep Chicky, small lupins will make superb long flowering plants from June . Delphniums too will respond just as quickly 

that's how I got my area of Goldsturm Perki.  

A big plus too is they are usually named varieties unlike plugs often supplied in spring


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

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:15

Many of the garden centres now have quite a range of hardy perennials in 9 cm   Pot them on now and again in a month and again a month later for large perennials fit for your garden this spring and summer.  They will be growing faster now than at any other time so get them potted. 

(Saved some cash this year......all my perennials are growing well from cuttings taken in August/September so no need to buy more )

Plant ID

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:07

Like your style Fairy 

Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:05

I guess that's a no then 

Hellebore niger

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:01

Take the trouble to source out Potters Wheel.  Much bigger flowers.  Far more impressive.  If you want H.Niger you might as well go for P. Wheel 

Must point out Ericsmithii is not Niger........

Discussions started by Verdun

The longest flowering perennial is........

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Caution! Virus

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Fowl treatment or wot?((

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Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

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Modules v insitu

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Why did Chris do that?

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My first

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The green of spring

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

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why did we worry?

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Guess what this is.....

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Lupins a'flowering

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Inspiring or what?

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