Latest posts by Verdun

Thompson & Morgan - damaged plants received

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 16:05

Special offers still have to as described.  I guess this was last year.  You should have complained Mel M 

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 16:02

Ha ha, that's more like it PD.....I'll concede that. Trouble is I dig my heels in even when I know I'm wrong

hosta, as with hostas, isn't it mottlng and blurred variegation?  And stunted growth??? 

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:30

We agree ...for once...PD 

Canna storage

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:28

PD, hmm!  You beat us at rugby a year or two back but we won since. 

Yorks v Cornwall ...........yeeeeees! 

so.....we are on then 

one of my Durbans outside is already pretty tall.  

Red Robin

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:23

Debbie, you will get mixed responses to this

photinias like to grow tall...get leggy.  If you don't prune it it will continue to shed leaves lower down.

I prune from small to just beyond the leaves after they turn green.  This way the bush is kept covered earlier.  In your case I would prune it is often grown as a hedge after all. No, never cut it to the will be interesting to hear from anyone who has, satisfactorily, done this.  Not worked for me.

prune it half way Debbie,,so not into the thickest wood.  Then a feed and a mulch 

Plant ID, please!

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:15

Not  deschampsia.  thought it was a restio at first....grow a couple of those.  Sedge perhaps but not something I grow 

agree with Ladybird, it will add structure.  

Canna storage

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:07

Just goes to show how gardeners differ.  I can only advise according to how they grow for me......successfully with flowers from June 

we could have a contest PD......take pictures in mid June ?  Just for fun 

loser apologises most profusely 




Plant suggestions please

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:03

Liz,  what about nepeta?  Not an annual but flowers all summer and almost evergreen.   

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:53

It's the new introductions I look forward to

those of us not going to Chelsea can wallow in 5 nights of plant bliss....

Canna storage

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:48

Mine stay outside all year round....currently with growth on some nudging 60 cm

also grow them in large pots...growth equally as vigorous

dry overwinter is just fine....if the tubers are large they should not need watering.

in colder areas fleece them and put a cloche over them or leave in gh ...but dry 

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