London (change)
Today 10°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 11°C


Latest posts by Verdun

What plants go well with lupins?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:51

Young lupins suffer badly if not fully hardened off.  Lupins that have been established are as tough as old boots but plants bought this year or have been brought on in the GH need to avoid sharp frosts .  So, best to keep imdoors at nights for few weeks yet


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:14

Where is Woody and Clueless?  Miss their posts.  Hope both are well 

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:12

If only one choice it would have to be carrots.  Eat them like sweets for the entire summer 

droopy conifer

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:06

Hello's not picea albertiana conica, is it?  I wonder if it's a form of spider mite, picea mite.  Bit early but if it was indoors before you bought it.   Spraying with water is the solution to this. It's a regular problem in the summer for me but dampening works very well 

Black Lace Elder

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:01

Knew you would say that Dove ...ha ha.

I actually do differently for a friend of mine....doesnt look as good though 

Yes, for me it's about the foliage on a dense shrub.  Better flowers elsewhere methinks.

But, we all do things differently and that's great 

Oh eck

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:57

I'm not worried.  Once punched an aggressive dog on the nose and put him in his place.....that chihuahua didn't bother me again.  I will do same to great white,,of course 

Seriously, not a great attraction for the holiday season down here 

Oh eck

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:14

Apparently a great white shark is heading towards Cornwall.  

Its prob heard about our pasties but Cornish folk dont want to be on the menu


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:11

Yes, it's Provado or lily beetle.  Provado for me.  



Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:09

KEF, yes  I have been a "bust" chap!  

Its been glorious here.  No gardening at all.  Well, potting on stuff into bigger pots. Getting cold now.  

Ecky thump......Ireland beat France so Emgland are runners up.  But Ireland deserved it....they wanted it so badly and played their hearts out.  


fast growing every green shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 13:43

Hiya Esther

You asked for evergreen shrubs but acers are not evergreen of course.

Evergreen shrubs like hebes amd escallonias provide flower too.  Eleagnus provide variegated evergreens with scented flowers.  Lonicera Baggesons gold is fairly quick, evergreen and colour from olive to bright yellow in summer. Pittosporum, like Garnetti, grow quickly with lovely foliage.  Berberis Darwinii is evergreen...I find it quick growimg.....and currently producing beautiful orange flowers.  Olearias, hollies (not as slow as rumoured) and mahonias.

Not evergreen but buddleias are very fast growing and provide a framework to hide behind too, depending on how hard ??ou cut it back.

Why not add tall grasses?  Ok, not much now but varieties like Calamagrostis make 6' folkage by late spring until winter.  Miscanthus will make 6' by mid summer and throughout winter.  


Discussions started by Verdun

For Stacey and others absent at mo...

Replies: 2    Views: 50
Last Post: Today at 20:32

Preposterous question....

Replies: 81    Views: 1921
Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 22:27

It's a big worry......

Replies: 47    Views: 1617
Last Post: 05/12/2014 at 12:09

Now then, now then....

Replies: 3    Views: 216
Last Post: 01/12/2014 at 12:14

Black Friday bargains

Replies: 67    Views: 2071
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 21:34

Any other dodos out there?

Replies: 9    Views: 312
Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 18:42

What's left for us to grow?

Replies: 20    Views: 564
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 18:44

Meany or being careful !

Replies: 50    Views: 1550
Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 15:32

Clocks go forward tonight

Replies: 37    Views: 754
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 12:43

Impressions of the posters here

Replies: 248    Views: 6288
Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 21:32

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Replies: 72    Views: 2614
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 14:30

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Replies: 9    Views: 369
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Replies: 26    Views: 825
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

Replies: 42    Views: 1275
Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Replies: 14    Views: 358
Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 19:00
1 to 15 of 183 threads