Latest posts by Verdun

Lamprocampnos Spectabilis 'Alba' (Dicentra)

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 08:18

Well done Elusive 

Stipa tenuissima - comb or cut ?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 22:36

Ha ha Tetley.    

Japanese BloodGrass

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 22:26

Colouring begins in mid summer but good soil and some moisture needed Berkley 

Stipa tenuissima - comb or cut ?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 22:22

Ah!  I do cut back about now. they will grow quickly and be all the thicker for it.  I have 3 more due for this treatment...prob tomorrow 

i know the "rules" re not cutting evergreen grasses avoid cutting new growth...but in my opinion it is a rule too far for tennuissima 

Planting Out Lavender

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 22:20

Yes pompeyboy, pot on again for 4 weeks or will be surprised by their increased size.   I suggest you pmch out the tips to make more bushy.  

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 22:17

Yes, hard as you like in one go.  And it will be all the better for it.

for superb foliage during the summer pinch growing points back at least twice....this makes growrh even more bushy and increases foliage colour 

Planting Out Lavender

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:37

Pompeyboy, pot them on ...they will grow faster and better.  Keep them in the gh overnight but put them outside by day.  by mid spring you will have plants much bigger than they are now for planting out 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:28

How did you do that Punkdoc?  Osborne has just resigned . Said austerity is unfair 

Took delivery today

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:24

Why you so nosey Hosta?  You said you hate hostas 


Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:04

Rosad, I wonder if dahlias in peat have dried out too much.  Are they still fat and full?  I would be inclined to pot them up now in mpc and stsrt to water when shoots start to show 

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Nice gesture but maybe more?

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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New GW...??

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Garden Rescue is back......

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Fuschias and vine weevils

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What will be left standing?

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Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

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Just to tease Ladybird

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