Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 15:07

Hoovering,,cleaning? hate it . Steam cleaning is fun.....more steam the better 

Who are they???

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 15:06

Angela, a picture 


When to plant out perennial plug plants

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 14:51

Just checked Sam.....all parts of fhe lily can be dangerous to cats as well as related plants. 

When to plant out perennial plug plants

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 14:49

I meant for avoiding stains and for long flowering.  However, I think removing stamens is better for cats.....does anyone with more knowledge than I have about this?

good luck with your apprenticeship Sam 

When to plant out perennial plug plants

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 12:31

Sam, remove stamens from lilies......removes pollen stains and prolongs flowering 

Vine weevle

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 12:19

Glenys use provado vine weevil killer.  Very Effectve, use asap 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 12:16

Hiya Jason

As said already, I grow Baggesons Gold, but I am growing a small baggesons gold (a cutting.) to topiarise ...prob start in summer.  It will be used as a scarecrow in veg patch......prob pinch next door's trousers, hat and shirt.  Should be fun.  Hopefully it will alarm birds 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:43

It's not really topiary with me......don't have the patience.....but I shape a lot of stuff. Eunymous varieties are either globes or cones.  Lonicera Baggesons Gold looks superb as a cone, taxus baccatta ...dark kept as a pillar although always intended to be a comical figure, conifers and hollies, pittosporums, dwarf hebes, etc.



Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:32

Hmmmmm....rain now.  Dark. Where's the sun? It's not fair 

When to plant out perennial plug plants

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 07:33

Morning Sam....eremurus is not easy.  

I would go for bulbs that flower before dahlias do......lilies, esp lilium regale have scent to fill your garden, nice tall and white.  Put a group around dark leaved dahlias like after eight and bishop of llandaff for great colour contrast.

jacksons are excellent 

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The longest flowering perennial is........

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Caution! Virus

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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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Inspiring or what?

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