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Latest posts by Verdun

Novice Gardner - help with plant appreciated

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 16:33

I use secateurs to wegeilas.  All flowered wood removed to fresh new unflowered shoots.  

Over watered Camellia plants

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:30

Not really Amy.

i would leave well alome for time being.  Just hope they recover so look for fresh shoots in a few weeks and then water.....carefully 

RHS Chelsea -plant ID

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:27

On the towans behind me white, pink and red centranthus grow beautifully wild.  Nature grows viper's bugloss, evening primrose, wild orchids, saponaria and loads of other gems.  Drifts of these plants growing perfectly happily until someone decides to take them home for their own gardens 



Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:22

Snow in summer is a big no in my garden.  It spreads everywhere 

9cm plant - how to deal with it

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 23:43

Well done Peanuts.  

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 23:37

I think the one sure thing about hostas is that they like water. ,

logically, what the weather was like last year cannot affect the leaves this year. they are new fresh leaves.  My sense is that they respond to THIS season's conditions.  Were they like shrubs where the wood meeds to ripen to,produce best flowers, etc., this year then it would make semse to me.  

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:06

It seems hostas are a little fickle.  Dont think the rulesmabout direct sun apply automatically to them

Dove, I find myself doing exactly the same thing with my new hostas.  Those Ive had for years are easy.  I know where they are happiest. i struggle with Fire Island, for example. Its supposed to tolerate sun but my mind...they need shade. Fire and Ice needs shade....easy. they are placed where there is no hot direct sun.  

Hostafan will know better than me but the colours seem to,change according to the heat and environment....i.e.,whether its dry or humid.  

So far, from my new varieties, but liberty is doing very well. its in the ground and the neighbouring plants seem to provide the cover it needs

its a question of experimenting and knowing,your plants I think.

Cosmos seedlings

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:53

Pot them up now lena into individual Pots. pinch the tips out. plant slightly deeper when you pot up. 

Keep in greenhouse when potted overnight but outside during the day. after a few days you can leave them outside.  Personally I pot on again so that good size plants are planted in the garden


There's orangey........

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Yes I know about the popsickle kniphofias....viz., that they are smaller, finer foliage and flower for longer.  Probably wouldnt lose them down here.  

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 18:34

To think someone bought me ticketslast year for chelsea.  Those pictures have decided I will go next year 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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