Latest posts by Verdun

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 08:35
Not sure I can on ipad Dove. Thanks though


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 08:12
Morning folks. Cold, dry and sunny....ish.
Sleet showers yesterday turning everything white for brief spells quickly turning into slush. Feeling a tad more like winter.
I think Fairy is right....despite lots of early daffs etc., others are sorting themselves out to flower as near as damnit to normal. Still be a bit early but March is a couple of weeks away...before we know it it will be April.

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 08:03
Edd, just carry on as you are....for heaven's sake. . (I'm more concerned with the lack of toolbar and smilies on my ipad over past couple of days) Thank goodness you are not really offended.
I hope the forum doesn't become bogged down with issues like this


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:59
Nice to see you see you nice.

To early to prune Buddlias and Roses ?

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:30
To be honest, pruning buddleias at any time of year isn't much of a risk. Now is fine whatever the weather does. No plant is indestructable but buddleia is as near as damnit.

Buying online

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:51
Horses for courses a1154. If you want grasses check out relevant suppliers like Knoll Gardens. For heucheras check out heucheraholics and similar specialist growers. Perennials from Paddocks plants, hellebores from Ashwoods etc.

South facing containers

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:26
Dwarf Tom Thumb pittosporum, teuchriums, rosemary (I would go for a tumbling variety) santolina, Convolvulous cneorum, osteospermum, convolvulous maritma, taxus standishii, all these would do well in your spot kez.
You could ring the changes......pelargoniums in the summer, wallflowers in winter. Heliotropes would give you colour and womderful scent all summer there.

South facing containers

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:39
Kez, have you used ERICACEOUS compost? You need to use an ericaceous,
John Innes soil for your pieris. If you haven't....and it might already be too late....change your soil
Agree too that full sun is a big no. I grow pieris in full sun but in the ground and get away with it. You wont in a pot

Used Tea Bags

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:31
Good for topdressing ericaceous plants. Careful that you don't use too many ...if the roots are buried too deeply the plants will suffer. For plants in pots I discard the bags and use just the contents

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 16:43
No gardening unless buying some solar lights is counted
Cold here today....sleet showers are frequent and temp is less than 5. Some sunshine in between. Coldest day so far.
Nice white camelia beginning to flower now

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