Latest posts by Verdun

Moving a Cistus

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 17:22

Never had much luck in moving cistus but it's because I try to when they are quite big. They grow fast here...very long growing season....and form long roots that don't seem to like being moved 

don't know why I don't grow them now....perfect here for them,,they flower forever,,easy to propagate and many have nice grey foliage.  Hmmm! maybe I ought to again but where to plant ??? 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 17:16

Tee hee hee . Did I say I was chuffed? 

Meconopsis betonicifolia

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 17:13


if you provide all the essentials for growing blue poppy...moisture,,acid soil and also need to stop it from flowering in its first year. If it does it becomes monocarpic. it needs to build up a system to flower the following year and then it should become a perennial.

I cannot grow it here....too warm, soil too alkaline, prob too light/bright.  A shame cos I would LOVE to be able to grow it. very envious of you scots 

Not sure what to do with this space.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:50

Lovely garden yvie.  

hmm, statue?   

Is there room for a daphne or sarcoccoca?  Flowers at a different time and puts out scent.

or to continue your white theme, Gaura Whirling Butterflies?  Delicate flowers from mid summer through to late autumn?  Or a white phlox or campanula?  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:44

I guess I need to take a picture then of the blue sky Busy . Either that or I made it up .  Pointless though that would be 

we do miss a lot of rain, etc., here in the Bay.  Yvie has it spot on.  In the aummer, for example,,it could be misty here all day yet gloriously sunny just 8 miles away on the south coast and vice versa 

On yesterday's forecast there would be a large band of rain for today that would be pretty static.  Eastwards and northwards of Cornwall.  At least from here to Truro, 20 miles away, it has been a pleasant day 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:36

Mine was half that Snow 


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:40

Lou, some pretty good guys out there on Amazon and ebay.  Perfect Plants are excellent and I have tried with one or two more for small orders.  Can be very good value but compare suppliers ...i.e. Size of pot supplied, postage cost and satisfaction rating 

How do snowdrops naturally divide?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:36

Escellent value in tbe green Fairy.  Had some delivered 3 weeks or so ago in flower.  divided the clumps and they carried on flowering.

clumps will simply enlarge if planted in good soil and left undisturbed 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:32

Planted my new hellebore plus couple potted bulbs.  Dry and mild 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:14

Hiya is simply called Gold nec.   Bosvigo's own unnamed I guess.  Glad you are chuffed too Snow.  More of us should be chuffed now and again 

will do Hosta 

did I say I was chuffed? 

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