Latest posts by Verdun

Rooting hormone powder

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 19:38

For me it ...rooting powder....has made a big difference to propogating some erstwhile difficult plants.  Rosie, it does depend on what you want to take cuttings of.  Prob best now to wait until spring now and remember to shake off the excess.  Too much prevents rooting.  I find a combination of perlite and rooting powder very effective.  


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 19:31

Topbird, blue flowers I think will look good with the abelia.......agastache summer sky, caryopteris Sterling Silver, scabious butterfly blue, or salvia patens. I have Tulbaghia plants too that, foliage wise, could look good.....silver blue grass like foliage (?)  Or even contemplating astilbe choc shogun with it.  Or lobelia black Truffle. Not 100 % sure yet

I know Fairy.......I am getting counselling for my plant addiction.  My alter ego inner voice....suggests visiting gc's without buying anything.  It also advises me to buy online because total withdrawal is dangerous.  Bot any restraint could send me mad......maaaaad I tell you.  Maaaad 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 15:53

Yep chain of planting done.  New sequence now after my conga.......

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 15:47

Mahonia Charity just coming into bloom........12' tall



Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:48

Maybe I have something you want in exchange!  known to grow a few beauties myself 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:46

Had a lovely healthy meal at Macdonalds........!!  As a way of restoring sanity I have succombed to a whim to purchase a shrub, viz., abelia kaleidoscope.  At first I hated it, then loved it then had a burger and now love it.  So ordered online.  Best decisions made on a dodgy tummy 

Where does it go?  i know not.  What will go with it?  I know not.  Cant wait to get it though.  

Right, off into the great outdoors 

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:38

Nice to see you Snow and how right you are about the winter honeysuckle. In addition you are obviously very clever because you think as I do, viz., that those omnipresent box balls are awful.  They look like tortured souls, silly like lollipops in a sweetshop and just so contrived.  (Now I have upset thousands of lollipop box ...lovers 

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:21

Flowerlover, hard pruning should not kill a clematis,,any clematis. ,it simply affects the flowers as far as I know.  

Gertie, that is a lovely montana.  Ironically, mine replaced a summer jasmine.   Both worth their place in any garden

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:06

Day dreaming as in "better climate in the south east" Tetley. 

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 10:19

Not called "day dreaming" is it Tetley ? 

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