Latest posts by Verdun

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:35

Staffsmags, I currently have several lilies in pots to plant out in spring.  They will then be planted out exactly where I want them.  I tend to plant lilies deeper these with many bulbs now.....because I they seem to be so much better for it.

dont worry how lilies look now...they are simply dying down for fhe winter

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:31

Solanum album is suoerb.  I have one, still flowering, and it is a favourite of mine.  Vigorous, easy and, here anyway,,is evergreen.   Clematis Montana Grandiflora too...vigorous and nicely scented spring flowers.  I covered an old leylandii stump,6' high, with momtana.  Erected a tripod of galvanised poles around it and trellis and now   all we see is the clematis.  Lovely in spring.

no rush though Jo.....all winter to consider your options 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:24

Either way, they root so nothing to worry about folks 

Begonia Corm

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 13:23

Begonia corms will increase year on year Andrew.  I have 6 that vary from 4" to 6 or 7".    12" is big.  I guess we will soon find out how unusual yours is 

Dahlia tuber looking odd

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 12:51

There seems a lot of it about right now Bob 

Is this mahonia?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 09:07

Kolkwitzia I think Jen T.  Usually a much smaller bush that yours 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 08:35

Yes a wall plant for sure

Using Fleece to Protect Outside Fuchsia's

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 08:34

Fleece is great to keep off few degrees of frost but it itself must be kept dry where it is in contact with the plant.  In a gh fleece is brilliant. outside it needs fo be supported over plants or draped under polythene.  Wet freezing fleece does more harm.

Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 07:36

Sounds a plan Maureen 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 07:35

a word of caution though Pauline from personal experience......when cut back to near the base aeoniums may suffer/ die.  Half way or so has always been successful for me 

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