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Latest posts by Verdun

Prune a Buddleja

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 23:45

Dave, dont be afraid to prune your buddleias.  Prune back as hard as you like. ,use a sharp saw to leave clean cuts.  New growth and flowers will follow.  Prune asap now though 


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:32

Shade and moisture.  Without both, to an extent, leaves will brown.  Astilbes should be lush in foliage and flower 

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:36

Wonky, epsom salts is a wonder product for plants and humans alike.  


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:32

Sorry fairygirl.....missed tour comment about watering....should have gone to,specsavers 


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:31

Watered your astilbes sanjy?  They need moisture.  Did you soak the rootball before planting or check it wasnt rootbound?  astilbes do not like it dry. 

Why are my taxus needles browning?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:23

I grow a few taxus varieties....some do get a little browning occasionally at this time of year.  I really dont think theres a real problem. 

What to plant on a long, narrow bank?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:09

Heathers will be cheaper and far more attractive.  

How about some espalier or cordon apples pears on that fence behind? 

tubers? and how to combat ants?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:06

Edd you stole my words.  

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:01

A spray with epsom salts is good tonic for camelias.  And a yearly prune to encourage a bushy shrub too 

Feeding Cannas

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 19:58

I add dried manure with john innes for cannas in pots. ,suplemented with fish blood and bone and they need watering. ,i grow several large cannas in the ground and in pots.   worth feeding well if in pots.  cannas usually will be making growth now so yes yieviestevie tip it out of the pot and see if its healthy.

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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