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Latest posts by Verdun

Planting sage and thyme together?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:01

Think jo4eyes has it about right.....ESP about compost 

Does the variety matter?  Purple sage would grow in a decent size pot and a silver mound forming thyme like silver Posie would co trash another pot in front.

Salvia Tricolour is a beauty if you can get it to flower.  It usually flowers with lovely,pale blue flowers I it's second year on very nice pink, cream and grey foliage.  Prob best kept inside over winter in cold areas.  This with Silver  Posie would give you pale blue and pale pink flowers at the same time 

Where did it go to?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:53

I agree with Verdun too.  I think he is a smart fellow 


Sorry folks!


Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:45

Oh, next to or near get a dicentra spectabilis Alba in there.  Beautiful stunning white flowers in mid spring.  Luverly.   ESP if you could associate pale cream primroses around the dicentra too.  Look good enough to eat 


Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:41

Hey dave and waterbutts I was going to suggest those two 

White tulips, white daffs.  Silver grey pulmonarias with pale blue flowers or white flowers, Pulmonaria blue ensign with brilliant blue flowers.  Brunneras....some very nice varieties for the spring, check them out.  White Arabis would look good there too. Or, at the other end of colour wheel, how about epimediums with wonderful red /purple flowers with foliage tInged red?  Or geranium phaem if shady or geranium Orion if there is enough sunlight would provide brilliant blue flowers all summer long.

Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:33

Then lizness a fleece covering will help, or a bell cloche.  If I didn't pinch mine back it would grow 8'.  It will be one of the earliest of plants to begin dying back too.  I have it in different places but always set against something else.....e.g. In front of a large senecio greyii/sunshine, under a half standard Japanese willow, near a yellow conifer.  Don't think it looks great in isolation but as a contrast plant it is excellent

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:22

Gardengirl, remove or treat the weeds before scarifying.  Just time during this warm weather to apply lawn weed killer...I'd spot weed.

Good evening forkers


Theft of Patio Planters and Containers

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 17:35

I think a catapult to hand is a good idea    For a bit of fun, why ot set up some tempting situations and practise your catapulting skills

Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 17:32

I grow red dragon.  It's easy to divide.  Likes well drained soil...even poor soil, although there it grows more slowly.  So, not cuttings but division or basal pieces with a trowel.  

It's very hardy for me....s.w. Cornwall.....but it can be hit by slight late frosts.  It recovers well enough though.

It benefits by being cut back regularly in the summer.....makes a denser, richer coloured plant.  Domt like it to flower.  I would divide soon and pot up or have some fleece handy during cold winter spells or even later in the spring if frosts are still a problem.  


Eupatorium it invasive in your garden?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 15:53

Bought this on impulse despite knowing this family is a thuggish one.

Im fairly sure ??ou will agree this too is invasive but I was it is well behaved.  

So, folks, do you grow it?   Have you grown it?  

What's happening in my garden!

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 14:16

Oh, that mint Louise.  Is it in a pot or in the garden?  Best not to,have if in the will romp.  Pull mint apart now and pot up.  Keep in greenhouse and water well. You should have new fresh mint growing in the next few weeks

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