Latest posts by Verdun

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 14:21

Lucifer & "given a last chance" hydrangea 


Posted: Yesterday at 12:44

GD, I have noticed the Bishop and other dahlias with dark leaves ARE  less prone to snail, earwig, etc. attacks.   snails and slugs will decimate dahlias from stems to leaves so I would check on yours with a torch later 

sorry, can't help with ID but sure someone will 

Poor year for geranium cranesbill?

Posted: Yesterday at 07:30

Silverlight, I think they dried out at the roots.

agree with hortico...cut back and water well. I would tickle in a mixture of ordinary mpc and pelleted chcken manure.

to rub salt into your wounds Silverlight mine have been superb......some just cut back and will flower again in 3 weeks or so.  No reason why yours don't do the same 


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 21:41

Linda, is this newly planted?  

too many plants suffer because roots were too congested at planting time and rootballs not soaked.  Subsequent watering will never correct this 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 19:05

busy elsewhere today but morning was damp.  Warm and sunny now so cut the grass.  


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 19:03

Michael, cut them hard back and remove all decaying leaves etc., and slightly trim any adventurous roots.  Then pot up into bigger pots or scrape away top of the compost and replace with fresh.  Water well and leave them in a sheltered spot.  They will add new foliage very quickly. 

Ornamental grass

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:56

Certain grasses grown for their flowers......deschampsia, tennuissima,,hordeum jubatum, for cast seed.  Not much you can do if you want their flowers

however, others like the carex tribe...buchannii, comans form,,for example,...are best grown for their foliage.  Here I pull out the developing flower heads to prevent seeding.  a9blue, it sounds like these may be your lawn invaders.  Hand pull then stop them seeding next year 

My flowers ..

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:50

I understand 

My flowers ..

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:41

No aym....patens does not have a "sprawling habit".   Perhaps if overfed or overwatered but they are upright beauties...rather like wot I am 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:36

Sunny here but shade has descended on this part of the garden now but the pokers look on fire 

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