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Latest posts by Verdun

Looking after Dahlias

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:30

Hiya Labradoodle.  Yes keep dry.  Put dahlias upside down in gh to allow any moisture to run out.  Then keep dry and fleeced over winter.  In spring start lightly watering and increase as growth shows.  Pot on and keep watered.  Develop large plants before planting out for best display 

Gardening success

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:26

Doogie, well done so far.  Just keep plants well watered during dry spells.  Next spring water well and then mulch.  Make sure they dont dry out next summer 


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:22

Dove, i too wondered about Angela 17......

lola sounds a bit kinky Dove....!!!

very warm day.  

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:13

Bonsai Marc, I think you have answered your own question by mentioning the wind.  i think acid soil is preferred but at least neutral and moist.  Partially shaded too

I planted one for a friend in spring.......neutral moist soil in part sun part shade and protected from strong cold winds.  It has done well there.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 16:01

You can't say your r's wunny!   Weely hilawious 

Escallonias and foxgloves

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 08:25

Hi Kai

escallonias will flower at anytime so whenever you prune you are likely to have some flowers 

Best to wait until soring now before can prune as hard as you like but a moderate pruning will still give you lots of flowers in summer

your foxgloves will die down soon a little but produce flowers next summer. Just enjoy the bonus of flower now.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 08:06


Would have given you a cake but I got hungreeeeee 

Leycesteria formosa--advice please

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 08:03

Not a plant I like at all.  Down here it is over vigorous, over tall, floppy, and downright ugly Cambridgerose.  It needs space. Not a well behaved plant in a tidy or managed border or for a small garden.   Dies down in autumn although my neighbour's is still in flower.  


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 07:59

Hello forkers

sorry about your cat Bushman

good luck hosta and chicky today 

Light intermittent rain clearing to bright weather now.  Sun forecast too soon. ....hmm! Perhaps the sunglasses are a little optimistic ! 

Considering yet another new plant.........


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 22:00

Eddie, the roots are fragile and brittle.  And, yes, they can sulk if broken up too much. 

i suggest you try to remove it from its pot intact then with a knife or saw simply cut in half.  I think you will find it will plant out well without sulking then

Also to pot up again and keep in gh to then plant out


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