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Latest posts by Verdun

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:09

Nikki, it will look good for a while yet,that sword foliage is great for contrast Just cut out flowered stems to the base to tidy it up......a job I need to do ASAP 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:06

Always checking out ideas fidget?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:05

Lovely day.....even hot at times 

Oh dove!  I checked out that buddleia.....now I want it   Where does it go?  Have to find room too for white hydrangea.  Back to planning Board.  Cut more,out of grass I guess or out of veg plot.

 

grasses

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:37

It's not me KEF.  It's the camera on my phone 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:07

just to show the lavendar blue flush on the backs of anemone wild swan

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56245.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

grasses

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:05

salino...cheeky  no, youre right about the quality of pictures I take and a decent camera is high on my list

fleurisa, imperata does well in a few places for me.  One spot, where its been for years, is fairly dry but decent soil and hasnt spread much but I keep it there cos it looks good and healthy.

however, in another...where soil is much better....the grass is perhaps double the height and width.  Both are in full sun....well sun from mid day to evening.....but the secret is in good soil.  I reckon dry in winter and water occasionally in summer.

I tried it in my front garden, where soil is not great..viz., dry and sandy....and it performed badly.  so, not too dry.  dappled shade or in sun if soil is very good and holds some moisture 

Newly planted Dogwood Tree advice

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:45

I occasionally dig up  dogwoods .....they usually separate one way or another....and they then grow away to quickly make more sizeable shrubs .

You may be right hogweed about the mycorrhizal fungi but I have a feeling  new gardener used rooting powder 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:32

ok fidget.  maybe I have something you want

posting picture of one of my aconitums...someobody asked about them recently.  this is Bressingham Spire...I think

Stainless Steel soon to flower ...later flowering...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56236.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

and this is really nice so will post a picture of that one too.  

grasses

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:28

ok.  thats my shot at the grasses.  for me they are essential in the garden.  not everyone's cup of tea I know 

grasses

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:27

miscanthus morning light....as with the others will flower shortly

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56235.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

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Anyone growing this? 
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It's a big worry......

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