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Latest posts by Verdun

Wallflower

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:53

Hiya lucky

Which Erysimum is it?  Bowles mauve will take a fairly drastic cut back.  Others can't take it.

Take cuttings now....they root quickly and will form good flowering plants next year

Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:51

Dogs eat grass. Dont think hackonochloa is toxic

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:49

Rivet, rivet, rivet......

Laburnum Tree

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 08:11

Plants are like people.....good years and bad years.  Sometimes we need do nothing and the plant will thrive following year.  Fruit is good example of this...bad year is often followed good one.

I did recover my laburnum years back by pruning but it simply wasn't a good clone.

 I totally agree with joe.....education is the key to poisons in garden and environment.  Just not growing such plants is not the answer. 

Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 08:02

Chicky, I think they are a bit.  Got some that thrive....sundown, summer sky, hot Papya, marmalade, white swan, Sunrise, for example.  I go for the newer varieties and they are unpredictable

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 07:55

Howdy folks.  Already 20 degrees but cloudy-ish.  Rain later.  

Loving the banter on the morning FORKERS forum...makes for light entertaining reading over brekkie.

Sun just breaking out ...........hope everyone has good day

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 23:02

Tina, I don't think I'm a nutter.  I asked myself that question and I,heard myself say to me "no Verdun you are a jolly fine fellow."   I will ask for a second opinion bit I'm sure I will tell me the same thing again.  We Cornishmen are smart you know!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:56

I think nut knows we are glad to,have her back

Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:53

Hiya chicky.   Well, echinaceas are cut back bit earlier really but did one or two fortnight back.  When I buy any I always remove flower stems, even now, but no later than another week or so.  I bought echinacea milkshake and summer sun 3 weeks ago, cut off the would be flower stems and they are now showing their new buds.  Shorter, stockier but should flower for lomg time.  I find they need a reasonable supply of moisture too.....I know they are "prairie" plants but they have become so hybridised they aren't so adept at surviving and flowering....in my opinion.  So chicky, I would water a little....they will prob flower next month.

I don't cut back for second flush on echinaceas.  I do it for a better, longer flowering period in mid to late summer.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:46

Yes I enjoyed mr Titchmarsh tonight.  Pure sentiment but, at last, a garden with PLANTS.....my sort of garden.  Pure escapism. Lovely

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Oh eck

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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Xmas jokes

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