Latest posts by Verdun

I'm not me anymore!

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:20

Morning Cloggie.  Yes you had me confused with Tetley.  Good move.  Have a good day 

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:17

Thanks PP.  hosta is in a pot but I think it earns a spot there.  Looks good all summer .

oh yes...texture and form for me with lots of foliage colour, shapes and grasses.  Who needs flowers? 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:13

Had rain here too PP but not long back from a walk to the beach and it was dry

morning everyone. hope everybody has good day

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:02

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:00

this was split into 2 a few weeks back ....the other piece just as big.  Hackonechloa prob 6' across ...almost..already

will post more hostas later 

Dahlias in pots

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 23:10

no!  one tuber is sufficient if it is grown on properly and quickly.  Potted on as soon as pots are full will provide a pretty big plamt.  Squashing 3 in is not necessary.  Fill 3 pots instead.  My own dahlias in pots are huge    Every tuber I have ever grown has formed a full size flowering plant for summer.  I have never understood this need to shove 3 or more plants in pots when they are as vigorous as dahlias are.

cloggie, the deal is here they are kept in the ground.   In colder areas they are lifted and protected from frost.  Divided regularly you will be giving plants away within 3 years. 

Thin out fruit on a new blackcurrent?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:33

Yes tigerburnie,,exactly what I do do plus complete removal to the base of at least one old stem. Always get good crops 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:30

Wet now but a lot of dry warm weather today.  A walk to the beach this afternoon too.  Nothing like the ozone, the sea and pure fresh air to recharge the batteries. Pure relaxation 

Looks like showers and sun for the weekend but hot weather returning on Monday 

Tried and tested solar lights

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:24

Got several solar lights around front and back....cheapos from poundstretcher.  80 p or so.  Some have lasted 3 years and the rest are in their second year.  discreet and delightful.  anon by day and bright by night.  

I use them to reflect grasses, create shadows and shapes, on high and low in the soil and give light to see.  You can have great fun with them 

Don't be tempted by those expensive lights...they are no better and usually far more intrusive.  They last no longer.  


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:15

Nice aren't they flumpy ?  

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