Latest posts by Verdun

Wild garlic

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 07:53

But it DOES 

If it doesn't the alternative is to live with it so nothing to lose 

Moving a Rhododedron

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 07:36

Usual garden rhododendrons are not generally pruned unless they have grown way out of hand.  They mostly are slow growing rarely needing a prune 

This chap needs hair.......

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 07:33

Morning Bert.  Welcome to the forum 

Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 19:36

Just hoping Fairy 

Best and worst seed and potting compost

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 18:34

Compost from Wyevale...own brand...looks and feels excellent so far. good texture and finely sieved. Mixed with perlite it is good 

Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 18:15

Ah, you spotted my deliberate mistake Fairy. Forgot to mention the early morning sun.

however, I think Sue's plants are so small she will not lose flowers by moving now.  Plus, the roots will have longer to establish before the heat of our heatwave summer 

I move camelias regularly here, often on a whim and in flower, without any problem 

Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 18:01

Sue, yes do it asap if ground is reasonably dry and not frozen.  2' high?  It's a baby and wont even notice the move.  

Sanjy, me too. always moving plants that is.  A decent root system and plenty of water usually works 


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 17:56

Hazel...."maybe more" donuts . You are my favourite  

your mother makes sense.....not as " nutty" as you then Hazel??? 


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 17:36

Philippa, I AM very old . Two birthdays a year does take its toll but I get a lot of pressies 

Starting Dahlias 2016

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 17:33

Soak the tubers Daffodilgirl???  Not for me 

check them to see if they are dehydrated.  If so you will have to rehydrate them....a little.  If they look ok pot up in fresh dry compost.   In a few weeks when you see shoots start gentle watering.....very sparingly.  For now it's PATIENCE 

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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