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Latest posts by Verdun

Leggy seedlings

Posted: Yesterday at 18:05

Only growing whites this year though 

Leggy seedlings

Posted: Yesterday at 18:00

I find concentrating on producing bushy cosmos plants, pinching back several times, regular re potting and simply not letting them flower too early will produce large, sturdy long flowering plants.  

Mine go out into the garden as 3 litre mounds of green foliage prob about 60 cm tall around late May.  I then remove first buds and...hey, they are superb 

Leggy seedlings

Posted: Yesterday at 17:48

Pinch them out Tartan.  I refularly pinch cosmos to produce bushy plants.

also transplant slightly deeper into small pots.  

Regularly turn your plants too to avoid them leaning towards the light.  

Flowering and scenting your garden now

Posted: Yesterday at 17:44

Winter scent is wonderful when the garden is usually a little drab and dormant. who needs colour? 

Cheerfulness when planted in numbers give out the best scent of all daffs I think


Posted: Yesterday at 17:39

Ok know your smilies off .  I failed A level smilies.  Teach me to reply on the forum without my specs 

Yep, great niece is fine....constantly asking for me 

to recap then.....this is shock .   This is a yawn 

Care for new gingermint

Posted: Yesterday at 17:30

Better....much buy as potted plants. 

agree with the rest, pot up water well but NO to putting outside yet simply because it will grow more quickly and better with a good start.  Tough as old boots so when you see some shoots place outside 

CM Pellets

Posted: Yesterday at 17:18

I prefer fish blood and bone to chicken pellets Meomye.  

Someone referred to Wilko and I was a bit surprised by how much garden sundries were in comparison to last year.  food and petrol cheaper but a lot of stuff has soared in price....incl prices of plants at gc's 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Yesterday at 16:12

No gardening but strolled around the garden enjoying the scents of winter, willing new shoots to grow faster and to ponder any late changes. an abutilon has not stopped flowering since late summer. 

it is lovely out there right now....sparkling sunshine, dry and no wind. (Ok, sunglasses are over the top and I'm sure weather will change again soon )

Flowering and scenting your garden now

Posted: Yesterday at 16:08

hamamellis pallida mollis is looking good right now for me.  Sarcoccoca and lonicera Winter Beauty too all putting out scent to die for.    The odd hyacinth also sparking the olfactory senses.......I nose you know!  

Come on folks!  Wot you got to tempt me right now? 

Whats the best Honeysuckle

Posted: Yesterday at 15:57

I have 2 on each side of an arch.  serotina has mid summer scented flowers.  A yellow flowered...Graham Thomas......has richly scented flowers that seem to come before serotina and outlast it too well into autumn

Nice scented entrance to a seated spring scented spot.  

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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