Latest posts by Verdun

Signs that Autumn is upon us

Posted: Today at 08:05

No sign of autumn yet.except for shorter day everywhere and high temperatures.  Anyway,  August...autumn??? 

My lawn is destroyed by What?

Posted: Today at 07:48

If leatherjackets, as I think, they  will have damaged much more of the lawn In a momth's time    Yes, thatch there but birds have caused the damage we see 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Today at 07:43

Spot on fidget 

cheeky aym 

Canna lilies

Posted: Today at 07:41

Anne, you mean these,,right? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Yesterday at 22:48

I think you will survive the night aym.  Can I have all your money if you pass away? Would be a nice gesture 

My lawn is destroyed by What?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:46

bird damage caused by a food supply in the lawn, viz., leatherjackets.  Apply nematodes LazyGardener 

Vine Weevil?

Posted: Yesterday at 21:49


yes use on soil or in containers.  

Consider nematodes though.....still time to use them. 

Neither nematodes nor provado is effective on adult weevils....bioth to control the grubs in the soil 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Yesterday at 21:15

Aym, try to post Ruffled Swan in sunlight tomorrow morn .....I prefer it to Wild Swan.  Semi double flowers and more erect 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Yesterday at 20:34

Evening aym,

think you are referring to agastache Blue Boa.  Or maybe you mean the blue backs on anemone Ruffled Swan? 

Yes, flowers  would have been fully open during the day I guess.  

Just realised I should have posted pics on garden pic thread.....

Last edited: 29 August 2016 20:37:27

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Yesterday at 19:59

There is a path behind that red canna...there are canna Pretorias beyond you can't  see from here.  50 to 60'  to red canna Joyce. 

Below is a view of a different part from a bedroom window just as sun is going down......hmmm!  8 pm and light is fading already .  The miscanthus, a favourite of mine,  is over 7' tall so canna Trop Gold is way above it.  Not quite open fully is a large group of salvia uliginosa next to canna to carry blue flowers well into November.  The cannas should be full of flowers by then too so autumn can be just as colourful as summer folks ..  So plant for autumn ! 

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