Latest posts by Verdun

Snowdrops in the green

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:28

Good point Hosta 

Oranamental Grasses

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:26

Dianne, yes.  They make pretty large plants.  Regular division is certainly benefical.  not the best for flowers but good foliage colour esp in sun . you can split in two or four but bigger clumps move and settle much more quickly. 


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:23

Microagent, no.  Any good soil will be fine for your white hydrangea.   It will be far better in the ground....remember plenty of moisture for large flowers and top condition. 

I would plant now if ground is not frozen or too wet.  It will have plenty of time to settle in and send out roots in preparation for the drier summer 

Why doesn't my ribes flower?

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:18

Dreamsofspring, prune as hard as you like after flowering.....asap after flowering to produce a long period of fruiting wood. 

Snowdrops in the green

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:14

Better to plant in the green for me.  Foolproof.  I had some in the post with flowers and they simply carried on flowering.  Very economical way of buying them and a better way of planting them.....definitelty the best way to buy 

Nice day

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:09

Yes, nice here too. ,working in friend's garden.  Very productive 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 13:19

Cut a hedge back by half.....escallonia.....endured an over fussy friend's interfering, took her to get compost, primroses and herbs.

GC's prices are so make it worse they are now stocking expensive brands of shears, loppers etc so they lost a sale there.  I will go elsewhere and save money.  Savvy customers will too 

lovely and sun..but very sunny now 

Oranamental Grasses

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 13:11

Like many grasses a spade down the middle or serrated knife or saw to create a couple of large plants is better than tiny pieces  

I find aundinacea will grow in most places but flowers better in the sun 


Oranamental Grasses

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 12:36

Hello Diane, you can dig and divide now if you want to.  You don't need to cut it back either if you don't want to but it helps make it compact.  Arundinacea is a very tough grass....almost imdestructable . If soil is not too wet or frozen it will be fine

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 07:14


You keep your nana in shed Winter?  

Off this morning to run my eye ....well more than that...over someone's garden.  She has a lot that needs doing 

dry, more cloud but already not too cold 

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