Latest posts by Verdun

Woody Lavender

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:51

Might survive!  

Why waste a summer?  Those lavendars do seem past their best.  Get 2 new plants for less than a fiver and enjoy them 


Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:48

StillLearning, the tender salvias will need winter protection. worth it though throughout summer. 

Thannks Goldfinch 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:45

morning folks 

brilliant sunshine and no wind.  Beautiful day in prospect 

Just purchased a few plants

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:43

Lyn, hold back just a while yet since they are so small.  Your shed will be fine by the window 


Posted: 10/03/2016 at 22:08

microphylla types to new shoots.  Hardy herbaceous sort back to ground level 

Woody Lavender

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 21:45


you can lightly trim those tops and your plants will flower.  However, they will look ugly. I would replace with new stock....they aren't expensive.....that will flower this year.

after flowering trim them back. 


Posted: 10/03/2016 at 20:05

Nemorosa May Snow is a delightful long flowering hardy compact type.  Blue and purple varieties too.

tender varieties like cacalofolia and patens produce varying shades of blue flowers

there are better (In my opinion) hardy shrubby varieties than Hot Lips....from pale yellow to pink to blue.  Check out Dysons website.

I grow several different varieties of salvia.......all excellent 

Can I move my beloved Cornish Palm?

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 19:04


I have moved them when fairly young.  Difficult when older.  

I would cut it back hard too if you can get it out. this will make it produce multiple shoots that you can retain or rub out according to your wishes 

How to rejuvenate this

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 19:00

I divided my gallairdias and potted them up.  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:25

A beautiful sunny day, all day, here.  Second dry day means garden is workable.  Took some time to simply sit and enjoy the sunshine 

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