Latest posts by Verdun

Turn this into a flower bed?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:12


you clearly have acid soil so be careful what you do imcorporate mishroom compost for example.

i would move your camelia away from the fence as with any other plants you put there....your picea prob dried out

a few bags of dried farmyard don't need a lot there....mixed into the soil and again with each planting.  

Apart from camelias, rhododendrons, etc! Kalmias, ferns like jap painted ferns which enjoy acid soil, and ground covering lithodora would fit well there. a trop dressing of ericaceous compost or pine bark chips to finish it off 

AlexX, same advice to you but, yes, the dried manure does smell for a while but only if left on tbe surface.  Dig it in and your olfactory senses can relax 

Guess what this is.....

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 20:25

Sanjy....been answered.  Wot u like? 

Actually salvias tick many of the boxes 

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 20:04

Daniel, all of us are wishing you well in sorting out the troubles with new system.  It has a resilient core of members I think 

Guess what this is.....

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:49

Alex, not shade.   as much sun as possible, free draining ordinary soil and not to be squashed in by other plants.  A pot would suit too 

Guess what this is.....

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:47

Yep,,the humming bird plant.  When they flower I will publish photos to persuade you 

oh! The will be something very special.  As I gave my word I will honour it and send you...


drat, something not working.....send you a ,tjgjwmfkrms

Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:43

Its better now the stinging nettles are gone.  walked funny for a while   Please don't laugh cos the bottom line was the pain 

Guess what this is.....

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:08

let's persuade you to grow this.....

do you want a plant with scented leaves including liquorice,,lemon, peppermint and more?

do you want a plant to attract bees and butterflies?

do you want a plant not attacked by pests of any kind?

do you want a plant to flower all summer that needs no deadheading?

do you want a plant that offers height without needing support but also offers dwarf varieties?

some of mine are already presenting in you want them? what am I describing? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:58

Wonky, I think I have energy but you have it to burn.  No chance of being sunburnt here today...very little sun but very humid.  Anyway, we cornish don't get burnt...we are used to it 

Choisya ternata

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:54


get it outside asap now. 

Choisyas respond very well to pruning but leave it for now and trim it back to new shoots in a couple of weeks or so. make sure it doesn't dry out 

for a hedge it will probably will be better for that pruning 


Posted: 07/05/2016 at 18:49

no, it's past saving.  

Too hot and I suspect alkaline soil in that pot 

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