Latest posts by Verdun

Garden centre haul

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:56

Lou, quickly.  Send them to me asap to remove the evidence.  You know it makes sense 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:12

Back to hopefully do aome gardening later.  But we have rain...RAIN?   Not much and it is warm.  And sun is supposed to return.

will dig up and divide another couple of lupins again and pot up into 5 litre pots.  Agastache Tangerine and salvia Embers Wish ...already large in pots...will go in their places.   Lawns to cut and more blueberries and beans to pick and anything else I see to do.  

Dead heading Osteospermum (or not)

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:00

Osteos thrive everywhere down here madpenquin and I grow several of them 

is dead heading necessary?  It depends on vwriety and habit I think.  I grow wide clumps of a particularly large flowered white variety of eklonis.  It flowers non stop.....from early spring through to late autumn.  for appearance only I think,  I remove the  spent brown flowers which can spoil the white effect if not removed and I do this every couple of weeks or so by removing the entire stems.  

for smaller less vigorous varieties like Silver Sparkler, Voltage Yellow, etc., I try to deadhead more often as I think flowering would be affected if not done.

so, not just for prolonging flowering but also for appearance sake deadheading is beneficial 

Tatton Park

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 08:42

Have fun Ladybird

Get some tender salvias and agastaches 

Disposing of old bone meal

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 22:32

Ask the water companies 

Bl*#dy Tomatoes!

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:49

So you will still have your toms then Steve 

Lavender bushes

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:40

Have to disagree about moving lavendar Hillcrest 

you say "the hedge has now grown too big" so I assume you have not pruned them making them very woody.  Lavendar should be pruned reasonably hard every year...not into old keep them bushy and vigorous. 

I would buy fresh stock........a dozen small plants plamted this year will more than double in size next summer.  Your transplanted bushes will sulk and possibly....probably....suffer some die back. 

Bl*#dy Tomatoes!

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:04

Canes for me too supported by horizontal bars that I attached to gh frame.  

bumper crops and already eating some.  

Disposing of old bone meal

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:32

No, don't flush it ......

Disposing of old bone meal

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 18:46

Take it to local dump and ask there or ask your local dustman when he calls 

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