Latest posts by Verdun

Autumn flowering tall yellow daisies

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 12:09

I think Goldsturm is the best rudbeckia.  It spreads slowly but not invasive 

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 12:07

Glyphosate will kill wild garlic.  If too close to plants you will have to dig them or "paint" with glyohosare gel.  I have cleared wild garlic a few times the latest in a lavendar hedge.  

Weeds in lawn

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 12:04

Lucid use a spot lawn weedkiller or a combined weed and feed.  Digging out weeds leaves ugly bare spots.......

Camellias behaving very differently - one turning yellow

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 12:01

Sounds like a magnesium deficiency....spray with epsom salts for a cheap solution Flosmos.

is it planted near paving or a wall?   Lime run off would cause a problem for camelia 

however, if only 4' tall I would move it ...water it well.  Bet it flowers beautifully next year 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 07:41

Morning folks 

cloudy but feeling warm. 

messy mulch

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:46

Privet,,can you remove it. if not broken down properly that manure might burn your plants.  maybe use in autumn 

messy mulch

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:36

Hiya Privet

how thick is the manure?  If its well broken and mixed with leaf mould plants will push through.

patience!  Quite quickly areas of bare soil will be replaced by greenery and your mulch will be increasingly covered. 

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:22

The most important point,, made by Fairy is that peony should not be planted deeply.  The tops of the roots need to be showing slightly and to be baked by the sun for it to,flower well. A warm sunny position is needed. 

Laura, not sure you will get flowers this year though but next year should be good 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:02

Anyone heard from kleipieper?    Miss his posts on progs on the web.

gardening Australia is back....most enjoyable prog 

Too late to cut back cornus Alba aurea?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:00

I would not cut to a single stem on main trunk at cutting every stem hard a "thicket" of strong stems will develop. 

cuttings are very easy or in spring or summer.  They usually all take.  A group of dogwoods, if you have the space, is attractive for most of the year.  

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