Latest posts by Verdun

Tomato variety

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 20:34

Gardeners delight can be grown as a bush variety.  for me it is the best tasting, best producing and most disease resistant tomato Jonesk.  Marshalls, suttons....they all provide online 

Growing Hakonechloa

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 19:12

Division is successful if reasonable size clumps are taken.  No need to dig up plants either.  a sharp spade is all you need to take pieces off 


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 18:37

Esp with white varieties.  

(I have a nice white camellia now flowering but it is, as,Philippa suggests, in a spot avoiding morning sun 

re plant a Chusan Palm

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 18:33

Chusan is tough Philippa. 

Growing Hakonechloa

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 18:32

I grow several hackonechloas and they do not need rich feeding. I have them  2 metres wide in the ground but also in large containers.

for me they need containers they need a saucer under them.  

Darrenbrian, who said you need such a low ph level?  Coir and bark?  How long have you had them growing in this?  I think you are overthinking this.  

I apply a light dried manure/mpc mix over them in early spring.  They grow in sun (brighter foliage) or in partial shade for me 

re plant a Chusan Palm

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:24

I still sense you can separate pot n plant Colin.  a few grunts will give you extra strength 

Advice on New Border Planting

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:22

Salvia...."prairie" planting?  Lovely . heleniums,,agastaches and salvias like Amistad will assort well with grasses like calamagrostis, stipas and deschampsias 

Should I accept this?

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:19 with your Suttons for a replacement. You will get one.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:17

I had high hopes for Illumination Pink a couple of years ago but they have proved a huge disappointment.

last year I had several "ordinary" white varieties that were delightful.



Posted: 13/02/2016 at 16:13
Yes you can...they make good hedges. Trim after flowering

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