Latest posts by Verdun

Plant suggestions please

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:03

Liz,  what about nepeta?  Not an annual but flowers all summer and almost evergreen.   

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:53

It's the new introductions I look forward to

those of us not going to Chelsea can wallow in 5 nights of plant bliss....

Canna storage

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:48

Mine stay outside all year round....currently with growth on some nudging 60 cm

also grow them in large pots...growth equally as vigorous

dry overwinter is just fine....if the tubers are large they should not need watering.

in colder areas fleece them and put a cloche over them or leave in gh ...but dry 

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:40

Where in paricular rabw?  Esp Wyoming?

I am aware of canna viruses, pretoria being susceptible 

Inspiring or what?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:45

Scary keen.  Seen this first hand. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:42

Will plant out more tender perennials lster in the day but already the temp is rising nicely.  Maybe in for a scorcher.  Enjoy it folks 

Inspiring or what?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:39

maybe keen 

those of us able bodied take it all for granted don't we? 

Inspiring or what?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:18

Uninspiring that  so few responded ....appreciated ladybird 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:16

Keen, stop and think about it.  Politicians on both sides are scaremongering.  

A way to attract slugs

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:39

Well, Dave, I'm going to give it a try.  Thanks 

Just been on a slug hunt...not many out there but some.

i realise the sheer numbers of slugs n snails make it seem an impossible job but I do find hand picking them makes a hexk of a difference.  

Tempting fate now but I grow most plants without damage.  Pellets will times.  Should work tonight....mild and misty....but in a reasonably big garden I use very little of them

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How ruthless???

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