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Latest posts by Verdun

plastic greenhouse

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 18:00

Marc, apart from the stability...just make sure you anchor it well........a plastic greenhouse is not too different from glass.  I think Philippa is wil heat up more quickly but lose heat more quickly too and suffer condensation a little more but will function very well for seeds, plants, tomatoes etc.

it does depend on whether your plastic is polythene or rigid panels.  

Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 17:54

Nice mixture of shapes and colours there Lyn.  

My finished insect hotel

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 17:51

Well done Luke 

hebe help

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:05

I grow some hebes to well over 10'.  I prune after flowering.

I would remove dead stems and lightly trim the remaining branches ....hebes respond well to light trimming to shape I find.

Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:02

For me crocosmia do better with some extra watering in hot weather until established.  And good soil ...

but, having said that I also grow Lucifer in pots ....I divide clumps to control their size.....where they flower well.  My feeling is extra water in summer produces better flowering.

Truth is, Busy, I don't really know because they grow here wherever they are planted. "Physiological" issues...?  Very cold weather, hard frosts, can kill crocosmia so perhaps that's what's happening to yours.  Those corms are relatively surface growing, aren't they, so susceptible.  Maybe some protection over winter?

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:33

You like mouses then ClairA?     

Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:31

Montnretia  or crocosmia Yviestevie?

hebe help

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:30

Cut out the dead now vic.  Do this to dead stems to the ground if necessary.

is this a small mounded hebe or a larger type?


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:25

Potted on fig.  Drilled holes in new containers.  Busy morning so that's all gardening done so far. However in this absolutely gorgeous weather I will get my planting sorted ...after my fish lunch,  

Never mind Panda......good luck with next application.  You will get there 



Posted: 10/03/2015 at 07:29

hello everyome 

in for a beautiful day ......quiet, sunny, dry and no wind and the weather is good too 

will get some planned planting done today and moving others.  Made my decisions about locations.  Will pot on fig and plant out clematis.  A hedge to do but that can wait until next week.


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