Latest posts by Verdun

Lamprocampnos Spectabilis 'Alba' (Dicentra)

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 12:28

You sure you had to buy 3?  Usually 1.5 litre pots are sold individually on ebay.  Just re check 

Pittosporum tom thumb

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 12:27

Hello autumnglory,

well I pruned mine....grow some tender ones here....last week.  I like to see them as tight shapes...cones, mounds, etc. Regular trimming...I do it twice a year....keeps them bushy. You will lose those shiny black leaves and light green ones will emerge but don't worry;  they will soon turn black again.  However, it is mild here in Cornwall so I suggest you wait just a couple of weeks.

Temperature for grass seed

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 12:22

I sowed seed 12 days or so ago and now look for signs of germination.  Although daytime temps have been high nights have been cool or two cold.   I still expect to see green shoots this week.......looks daft, but try looking whilst crouching  or, looks even sillier, lying down 

I have kept mine watered.......dont let grass seed dry out 

grass seed is fickle.....doesn't like being sown in the will germinate well enough though if you keep it watered....or in the winter If it is too cold but it mostly germinates sooner or later 

Dying Photinia Red Robin

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 12:09

unfortunately Sandpiper this is is a common tale.  Whether it is phytophthora, as I suspect, or something else photinias seem to suddenly look unhealthy and die.

I removed one recently for someone but have lost my own (3) too. I have tried cutting back hard without success 

you can wait and see what happens and endure the death throes or dig it up and replace with something you can enjoy 

Just a joke...possibly.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 11:55

Sounds like the jokes I make....they are either missed or eyes rolled 

it made me giggle 

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.  

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