Latest posts by Verdun

gardeners world

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:30

There was a mention of 3 new garden progs for this week....any updates on that? 

Moving a camelia

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:20

Primrose, camelias are just about the easiest of shrubs to move.  I have moved several at different times of the year....often without losing any flowers 

as a matter of coincidence I will be moving one in next few days.

get as large a rootball as possible...they are not deep rooting.  

A myth about camelias is that they need acid soil...they don't.  A neutral soil is my own is.

give it a thorough watering no matter how much it rains 

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:57

Just left for me to say "welcome Joe" 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:56

Got grass cut and edged and planted out a few more potted bulbs in preparation for big storm later tonight.  Made sure everything is securely battened down 

glorious and relatively warm day albeit a little windy

lots of rain and wind to come over the next couple of the west of Cornwall we may miss the worst of it but it is marginal.  We will still get bloomin' wet and tossed about. 



It's my birthday

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:53

Is that you flumpy?  yum, yum for that cake 

planting scheme

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:52

Lizyann,,check out choisya White Dazzler.  Newer, more compact, glossy evergreen leaves and orange/vanilla scented flowers.  

Planting in a very formal courtyard bed

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:04

Share your enthusiasm for libertias KOG.  look as good in winter as in summer.  A white hellebore for me sets them both off well 

Dogwood hedge advice

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:00

Yes exactly that Sherlocofsheff.  I would also feed and mulch 

Buying 9cm plants now

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 16:39

Well, after potting on at least once more.  Get them in af least 1 litre but preferably 2 litre pots first Hefty

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 16:05

Seize the opportunity then Nut.  If it's not thriving...doing its job....get a brand new planting in there for spring and summer 

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Oh dearie me!

Hand slipped and...... 
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Think about it now.........

Leatherjackets in lawns 
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The longest flowering perennial is........

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Caution! Virus

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Fowl treatment or wot?((

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Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

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Modules v insitu

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Why did Chris do that?

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My first

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The green of spring

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

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why did we worry?

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Guess what this is.....

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Lupins a'flowering

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