Latest posts by Verdun

Organic fertiliser

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:40

Alex, yes on hydrangeas, even on camelias (more lime tolerant than rhodos, etc) but no on rhodos.  

If you can get pine bark chips you can dig these in; sulphur chips too.  

I would use an ericaceous liquid fertiliser on your rhododendron Alex plus epsom salts 2 or 3 times over the growing season 

can i plant thisin my garden?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:35

Brenda, still the varieties for acid soil and red for alkaline soils 

the most important thing with hydrangeas is the soil.  They demand good rich moist soil.  No amount of added water will help much if the soil is poor and thin.

get a good named variety based on your own PH if you can provide good soil and dappled shade.  A well grown hydrangea is a joy 


He's a notty boy !

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

Ha ha Dove.     Some excellent stuff there 

Cordless mowers

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:20

Go for lithium ion too sandra.  You can leave them for a long time and they wil still have power 

Dark corner of garden - suggestions welcome!

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:17

Firstly, warm welcome LoopyBC 

can you post a picture?

In dark corners I like to plant white....arum lilies, white hydrangea, white daffodils, white flowered brunneras and pulmonarias.  Ferns too though.  Very underrated plants but fascinating when new fronds unfurl and cool rich green foliage all summer long 

Can I divide Coreopsis?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:01

Yes easy to divide but I don't go for small divisions.  I notice plants divided last autumn (moonbeam and an american red variety (forgotten name) are growing well now.  They were potted up and kept in polytunnel 


Sad news rip Victoria Wood

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:55

Just heard.  Very sad.  She seemed a lovely person. 

My burnished bush

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:50

Lovely Flora . Thanks for the picture 

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:46

And don't don't get anywhere if you misconstrue......lighten up just a tad.  A tiddle of a tad perhaps!   

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:40

It IS meant as fun.........pure, pure FUN. 

I showed this to someone before I posted and it was considered funny.  It is my sense of humour Punkdoc so please, now and again, think less severely 

a joke on a serious issue that will soon be resolved, one way or the other.  When then are we supposed to discuss it if not now?

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