Latest posts by Verdun

Bright Bubbly Garden

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:04

Amistad is a perennial and pretty hardy in most places. 


Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:01

Stems above the soil level ...only the tubers covered with compost.  The top of the clump of tubers just below the soil and the rest of the tubers as deep as they go.

I assume you have potted up and not planted outside in fhe garden 

Bright Bubbly Garden

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 19:14

Yes Natalie, get em out 

how about some winter heathers in there instead 

salvia amistad would look good there too.  Delightful purple blue flowers on 5' bushes all summer into autumn

Osmanthus: pruning

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 19:08

Which variety do you have Joyce?  

clearly yours flowers in spring so as soon as flowering is over cut it as hard back as you like.  It will respond to hard pruning.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 18:56

Looks like Cornwall did best with the sunshine today . Wall to wall sun and 13 degrees or so but cloud tomorrow and for the weekend.


To prune or not to prune??

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 15:51

To create an open well shaped bush,  pruning to designated buds is necessary.  As for flowering I don't think it makes any difference.  

Buddleias can be sheared as can most shrubs but, again, pruning with secateurs makes for a vastly better looking shrub 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 12:10

Cut hedge and divided phormium 

very warm now 

Japanese BloodGrass

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 12:09

Mine have been cut already helenskyblues. ,. Should be fine to do it now 

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:56

For pollination aym.   wouldnt feed now if they are as small as you say 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 07:53

Morning folks 

cold morning.  Sunny now

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