Latest posts by Verdun

re--potting rhododendrons

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:33


use john innes ericaceous compost. Be careful not to plant deeper than before and do not mulch too severely.  Use this straight from the bag...avoid the ordinwry ericaceous compost though.  It is too light and easily dries out 

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:30

I grow the white one.  Superb from mid summer to late autumn.  Rampant growth but not invasive. prune in spring to keep it under comtrol and you can clip any unruly bits at any time.

too heavy for arches, etc., but for a fence or wall its excellent 

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:26

Cur blimey 

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 12:17

You could Supernoodle....I would use john innes compost though   Dahlias too in decent size pots 

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 12:10

A Toby Buckland fan here too.  The wrong format but not his fault.  Very his style 

Plug Plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:51

Buying a perennial for £10...then you don't shop around?.....and dividng it into 4 or more pieces, esp in autumn, will give you full size plants quickly.  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:45

Perhaps it's about time we spoke up with loud voices.  It is NOT  right for disabled to have their benefits cut. Ask Osborne and Cameron if they have had a pay cut and if not, why not?  Who is this country being prepared for if not for ordinary people? If only we had a strong labour party!!! 

sunny now but wind has picked were right Hosta.    Finished mulching acid lovers in pots.  Another top up soil prep for sowing carrots etc.  

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:32

Begonia Baskets- single colour or mixed please?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:22

Morning Tingly

I don't really grow the begonias you ask about but single colours every time whatever the plant.  Mixed colours of wallflowers, for example, are disturbing to the eye. 

one colour per basket.  Superb 

any leaves not pristine or obscuring flowers just snip off.  Feed and water well of course 

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:17

Well, they didn't even interview me . I was so sure I got the job that I earmarked loads of expensive plants GW would buy for me.  I suggested a few changes, sure, like Verdun's World and roses would never be mentioned...neither bamboos. Nor to be broadcast on Fridays as it is inconvenient for me.   I think when I demanded a constant supply of donuts it was a package too far for the unimaginative BBC toffs 

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