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Latest posts by Verdun

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:35

Sorry Justin

what do you mean by cut plants?  

Hydrangea Help

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:32

You may have hydrangea paniculata will form on new growth made this year.  Leave well alone for a while.  New shoots will appear from low down if so

Red robin tree

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 21:00

No.  Let it be for a while.  See what happens. Feeding etc won't help things right now

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:59

Well Justin.  This year...late summer/autumn look for seedlings and pot them up.  Keep in greenhouse over winter.

bonariensis often does survive winter.......

Red robin tree

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:26

Just treat it the same as the others.  You may be cosseting it too much. 

Plants growing through mulch

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:23

Mulch in autumn for me.  I tend to cover everything then.


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:13

Wish you inspiration for your eulogy Dove .......hmm,,doesn't sound right but wish you well in choosing "bestest" words 

roasting day but think it will be cool tonight 


Sumer is icumin in!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:08

Rain and Arctic winds coming in on Thursday 





ha ha ...joking 

Aeonium Swarzkop

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:51

Well they are shooting now so, yes, a light watering will be good.

mine are all outside now 

Plants growing through mulch

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:48

establised plants will come through but small newly planted will struggle.  Perhaps your plants were trodden on when mulch was applied.  I try to mark herbaceous plants with canes but still manage to get my size 11's where I don't want them.

try to establish where your brunnera is and clear mulch away

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