Latest posts by Verdun

leggy seedlings

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 20:30

Cosmos germinate fast and grow before you know it.  Can you pinch out the tips?  My own have behaved exactly the same way......they are now in a cold gh.  When they have grown a little more  pot on and plant a little deeper. Continue to pinch out to make bushy.  I pinch out cosmos numerous times and pot on at least 4 times before planting out as large bushy plants 

Plug Plants

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 20:22

If of a reasonable size Andy dig up some of the outside growths and pot up.  Keep clumps in place.  If autumn I would dig up and make bigger divisions.  

Plug Plants

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 20:13

Root divisions actually Aym 

Plug Plants

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 19:31

Bought 2 rudbeckias autumn of 2014. They flowered suoerbly at 3' tall.  Last year I had at least 9 full size flowering plants = impact from day one.  Divisions and cuttings outdo plugs everytime 

Straight to curved

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:08

Could you comtinue the curve (this end around the tree) gradually to meet up with bottom curve?  A gentle curve overall?  

Think I would put some winter heathers around the tree.....foxhollow with yellow foliage tipped red on new growth in spring and early summer or Ann Sparkes with orange red foliage or Vivelli with dark, almost black foliage.  For the whole of the winter mine stand out.  The colder the winter the more coloured is the foliage 

Ideal plants for boggy soil

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:58

Ryan, some of the painted japanese ferns are wonderful.  Ursulas Red, for example, has red stems and veins and almost lacquered blue leaves.  Some newer varieties too with same red stems etc but with yellow leaves.  

Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:54

Oooooooooooo, you are my favourite Dove 

Tubers versus plugs for Begonia

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:53

Plugs I think Tingly 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:52

I thought you were forecast higher temps too up there Fairy  nights are pretty chilly here too though at the moment.

"they" say this weather will last for at least another week.....


Sweet box query

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:21

No, not bone meal helentoft.  Fish blood and bone or similar.   


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