Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:55

Kathy, you don't rate Double River Wye then?

Bareroot Hosta's

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:53

That white pointed bit just proud of the soil NGlittleSeedlings. 

Bareroot Hosta's

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:43

I would pot them up anyway NGlittleSeedlings.

use pots just sufficient for your plant size...don't overpot.  Plant so that stem is just proud of compost.  Water in and keep in greenhouse or outside in a protected spot ideally cloched or fleeced.  Hostas are tough...they will be fine 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:22

Elizabeth, Bonariensis is lovely en masse as you have them.  Not quite as prairie like in my garden but plenty of them and still going strong.  

now you have tempted me....Double River Wye is a plant I will have now.  Lovely thing 

Planting camellias in November

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:13

Hey mis read !   Never said it would "hurt" .  How can it ?  Just said no need for it.  It's an expense not warranted that's all 

Camelias have a tight root system and usually move and settle very easily on their own.  

Re mulching, if you can get acid wood chips they would be perfect 

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:46

Tetley, Tetley, Tetley.....thou teaseth me .   You know Cornwall has the best climate in the world.    

How I do it too birdyboots Including the 3 or 4 year very hard pruning.  I have a seated secluded corner with a huge choisya and Grandiflora there.  White scented flowers from both overlap beautifully for several weeks in spring.  A red camelia adds to the colour ....roll on spring 


blackcurrant cuttings

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:35

yep, blackcurrants are a super food Edd.  I think Lily the Pink's medicinal compound was indeed blackcurrant juice. 

all agreed then...blackcurrant cuttings are easy to take 

Rooting hormone powder

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:30

Certain things like agastaches are much better with rooting  powder and I have notced a big difference.  Has to be fresh though and not too much 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:28

Hello forkers.

looking lovely out there Pat in the aussie sun.  Warm here, relatively, and just back from a walk to the beach with the dog.  


Soft Fruit Plant Suppliers

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 23:11

Deacons are excellent on line suppliers

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