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Latest posts by Verdun

Red dahlia turned yellow

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:38

Wait until flower opens Red.  It might be red Red........good eh?  

White Pelargoniums in pot

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:20

I feed pelargoniums...I have a conservatory full of 'em.......with tomato feed, seaweed spray, etc.  it's what they need.  

Whatever is happening to yours yarrow I'm sure it's not the feed. Coincidental I think.  However,possibly, the feed formed droplets on the flowers and were burned by the sun.  Was it a sunny day?   If so, the next lot of flowers will probably be as they were before

Salvia "Hot Lips"

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:14

Hiya folks

Good time to cut it back now......I would do it part way though to encourage more side branches. If it was 6 weeks ago I would cut it back to a few inches.  

A good watering initially amd feed and sun and it will flower all summer.  Sometimes with all white flowers, sometimes with all red flowers and sometimes with red and white flowers.

A hardy, woody, shrubby tough almost evergreen salvia. 

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:07

Well, you all seem to think as I do....mahonia is not invasive.  Googling it produced something  different though


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:07

Sending any left by parcel force Fairy.  See!  The thought was there.........()


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:00

You will need different nematodes though miss d..

Ants are best discouraged by the garden hose.  I find an occasional hose down where,the ants are...if better than ant killer.  However, are the ants bothering ??ou.?  Ants are everywhere and do little harm....unless a nest is under a plant or metering your home. Any warm, dry spot seems popular with ants.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 15:53

Still bright and humid here.  Rather warm.......rain?  

Its been a difficult day.....not the plants I wanted from my local nursery so split my own Tiarella and saved money. You wouldnt think they had been divided.  Secondy, my mum had a huge box of Dairy Milk chocs.   She  doesn't like them.  Not my fav chocs but I had to eat several of them to help out. .....,had a cup of tea too, though, to help with this chore 

Echinacea milkshake about to flower after a hard cutback a few weeks back.  

Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 15:45

These aphids are large voracious beasts.  Mine have not been affected this year....fimgers crossed.....but at first signs spray them.  Too late if the spikes have already formed and about to flower.  


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:46


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:45, I never dun no one wrong lovely Fairy.

Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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