Verdun


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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:55

The "fifth richest country in the world" we are regularly told we are.  Yet we aren't looking after the sick and vulnerable 

i guess its something Lyn but not much is it?

Type of hosta?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:50

Blimey hosta, I can ID that hosta ...no problem at all . It is 

To dead head or not to

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:20

I deadhead for appearance only.  Not sure it is necessary.  

Can you have too many different plants?

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:18

Chloe, increasingly I think Monty should be appreciated for creating something new and far from being a "clever clogs" has been tactful, kind and helpful to a range of gardeners from a little bit scatty to the most serious. 

These small garden owners have invited Monty for his advice and opinions. 

Wilting lavender - help!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 19:07

Should be fine outside during the day now.  For a few nights ...say 4 or 5 ....bring indoors.  

Can you have too many different plants?

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:45

no real rules excepr grow what you like.....but grow according to your conditions 

 

confused newbie

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:39

Muma, cacti keep indoors or bring inside in the winter.  Not suitable for a rockery on a number of counts

the rest can go outside now...just make sure drainage is really sharp 

 

J Parkers let down

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:10

Hi Runnybeake.  Was going to pm you. 

Not sure you had the best weather in the world.......very wet and windy wasn't it?

I am not too impressed with Eden either But many rave over it.  It is a stunning setting and project though for anyone to see ..

 

Can you have too many different plants?

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:00

Well. I have hundreds of plants...at least. 

i disagree with planting perennials in drifts simply because they grow so large anyway.  I grow rudbeckias in drifts, cosmos, argyranthemums, heathers, dwarf kniphofias, certain verbenas like Rigida and Homestead Purple, osteospermums, cannas, small grasses, etc., but I enjoy the variety of plants I have so could never restrict myself to any number.

the disadvantage of growing en masse or in drifts is that at certain times whole swathes of planting is dormant, dying down, or not doing anything.  

J Parkers let down

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 17:54

Crocus supplied me last week with the teeeeeeeniest plug ever.  Cost?  £ 9 almost.

have phoned and emailed several times without any response.  

I will post a picture of the plug supplied in a day or two alongside a salvia supplied by another supplier.  Paid £2 less for a healthy 1 litre plant.    will give Crocus a few more days to respond but not holding my breath.  

clearly for plugs at least and for customer service Crocus are no better than Parkers 

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