Latest posts by Verdun

Begonia bulbs

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:24

Days at this time of year flowerlover.  If kept warm esp.  

Funny Lyn, I had posted a reply earlier but lost mine too.  Have a feeling tech issues very much alive n kicking on the forum ??

Flowering ginger query

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:21

Here, of course, they have lots of fresh green leaves already 


Value or not?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:20

I have the "wishes" (trio) set Dove.  Love and Wishes...superb plant last year.  Grew 6' 

My point was about value though.  No Lyn, one plug  

tempted to return it even though I want it.  Yep, thats what I will do .  

in comparison, from my local nursery I had plants today in pots 3 litres upwards for a fiver.  

Beetroot plants

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:12

Start afresh keenongreen. 

Begonia bulbs

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:10

No dont plant them in the garden Natalie 

place them in trays of compost concave side up almost covered by compost.  Lightly water and keep them indoors or in gh.  When shoots appear pot on into pots

in late spring either shade or sun would be fine.....more water with the latter 

Flowering ginger query

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:03

Remove only yellowing leaves helentoft.  Hedychiums are very vigorous plants anyway but healthy green leaves are best left intact 

Is my yucca dying?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:01

Yuccas are not really garden plants..........they are so viciously pointed that they are a huge danger.  A neighbour did herself a serious injury to her face bending into a yucca.  Doesnt bear thinking about if she had injured her eyes.

another "don't grow plant" folks 

Value or not?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:56

today I received my order from Crocus....salvia Embers Wish.  I expected a plug but what I received was teeny weenyness!  Potted on and it will grow away but at almost £ 10 it is far from good value.  I rarely buy plug perennials but wanted this variety so........

in contrast, I have another salvia coming tomorrow in a 1 litre pot and free postage from Rectory Gardens for £ 6. 99.  The way I almost always buy online.

Embers Wish will make a decent plant by mid is a fast grower ....but I doubt I will purchase such a small plant again for such an inflated price. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 16:57

No Natalie, dont plant those begonias straight into the ground.  Place them on trays of compost concave side up just barely covered with compost.  Water lightly and pot up when shoots are growing 

RIP Ronnie Corbett

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 15:59

Just heard. Ronnie Corbett was a funny and charming man I thought.  With Ronnie Barker he made me laugh so much.   He will be missed 

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