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Latest posts by Verdun

Not a happy Helleborus

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 22:12

Took opportunity today to measure height of one of my hellebores, a purple variety.  A shade over 93 cm.  it's growing in full sun But in good moist soil. 

Melanie, your hellebore will hate being indoors but you had reason to dig it up didn't you?  Replant in dappled shade or even in sun but make sure you dig a generous hole...twice the size of your plant at least.  Mix garden compost, dried manure, bark but try to get some mushroom compost too.  Make a good organic planting medium and add a good granular fertiliser like fish blood and bone. Water in well.  Mulch when new growth is establishing. 


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:58

Won't be ants ogster.  Prob snails or slugs.  Just a couple of pellets should sort it 

Hey! Looking good

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Oops! Wrong thread. wot am I like?  

Hey! Looking good

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:55

Not much sun but nice and warm.  washed 2 cars, potted on plugs for containers.

want to move helenium so deliberated off and on but now decided on its new spot.  It will go with salvia Amistad and salvia uliginosa with a couple of red echinaceas in the foreground (all plants in 3 litre pots eager to go).  Molinia Windspiel will go there too........prob change my mind tomorrow 

Hey! Looking good

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 12:22

forecast is looking very good for the weekend folks.  Weather is good now but it's getting warmer day by day. 

......the good guys

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 12:19

Abutilon from urban jungle arrived this morning.  Ready to plant out......tall, healthy, big pot well packed.  Well pleased.  Just in case, will delay planting out for couple of days to acclimatise but looks great.  

Also some sunpatiens from Brookside nursery.  Good size plugs ...will pot on in a mo. Dont buy a lot of annuals but Brookside has been a consistently good supplier for me


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:33

Hello forkers 

overcast but bright and mild.  Dry too.  Feels warm.

expecting 2 plant deliveries today including abutilon.  PlantIng conditions are perfect

did you see Tesco's trampoline shopping lanes?  They have already been installed in one of our stores as an experiment.  Felt  a little foolish at first but excellent idea 

cuttings from wallflowers

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:28

I'm sure you an take cuttings of the biennial wallflowers just as with perennial types.  To maintain a colour it is worth I write this I intend now to do just that, viz., take cuttings next month. 

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:25

Yes, Ilike your comment re the "shock" and "wow" factor Hostafan 

mixed with subtlety too .......quiet colours, grasses and form......for variety 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 23:52

My eggs are eaten within a, really!  No yoke!  (). Usually get 2 or 3 too. 

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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