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Latest posts by Verdun

Balling syndrome

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 14:06

Totally agree. ,it's just as quick to prune correctly.  Correct pruni g means maximum flowers.  And, usually, pruning isNt complicated.

Dove, I thought viburnums and violas were the same .  Oh, I get it, violas!  The musical instruments but I thought they were violins.  

Pruning probs

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 14:00

Can only comment on Cistus.   Take side shoots some 3" or so long, remove soft tips, strip off leaves leaving just  a couple at the top (if leaves are big then cut fhem in,half or more to create small surface area) cut across the bottommost node.....point where leaves/shoots were removed......and insert cuttings around the rim of 9cm pot.  Add perlite or sharp sand to the compost.   Water well.  Cover with polythene bag and keep inside out of the sun or cover the polythene with folded piece of fleece.  Should root quickly right now.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 13:46

On subject of asters been reading about aster Asperulus.  Anyone growing this? Think its a fairly new introduction.  Apparently bluer than frikartii monch 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 08:19

Just looked at my jokes again.  Sooooo funny.  It's the way I tell em ....

Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 08:14

Morning sara

Yes,,you can dig them up, split them, move them, etc.

Just make sure each clump of tubers has a piece of STEM.  won't grow otherwise.

Strictly you wait until frosts blacken the foliage then you bring indoors to,overwinter. However you can do it now.  I would put half approx back into the area you want it....and pot up the rest.  I would divide these clumps again to,overwinter if you have enough

Gardeners world

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 08:04

Oooo.  Gw was about grasses!  Will lookofof ward to that (recording) later

Border Ideas

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:27

Hope stillearning hasn't given up on us.  


Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:17

Think we are agreed......dahlias do all form tubers eventually

Border Ideas

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 21:24

Hiya Stilllearning

You seem to have been overlooked....the forum has been having problems lately so maybe that's why.

It seems you get very little sun there.  How much sun do you get?  Would you say it was shady and dry?  Your lavendars ?  Are they in a sunnier position?

Schizostylis need lots of sun and reasonable seems you are giving them very little sun and dry soil.  Don't think they will do well there at all.  By the way, they flower now not,during the summer.  Same with your may not be sunny enough. 

So, can you say how sunny it is there?  And can you enrich your soil?  There are plants for dry shade and it may well be those you need.  

F1...Good or Bad

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 19:49

Hey MrsGarden, was that a joke?  You could have entered it in the jokes thread for a poss prize!

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