London (change)
Today 19°C / 12°C
Tomorrow 17°C / 10°C


Latest posts by Verdun

Feeling proud

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:51

Pauline well done.  Careful, gardenIng is addictive 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:21

I know Victoria.  Its my phone camera.  I wanted to show off agastaches especially but there are lots of gems there that aren't really showing well.  Maybe I need tips from camera corner folks about a decent camera.  does look hazy,,doesn't it? Got several grasses, echinaceas too there.  Want to take a pic of lucifer next to miscanthus variegatus ....hope I do it justice 



Help, I think I've killed a Ceanothus (Silver Surprise) !!!!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:14

Duvajones, did ??ou water a lot?  Did you put it in a large pot....maybe one too big?

Conversely, did ??ou notice if the rootball was dry?  Was it small with lots of roots squeazed in?  If you planted it out in this state it would not take in any watering.  In this case I would lift your plant gently ....gently....loosen a few roots and plunge in a bucket of water for an hour or so. Then loosen roots again just a little. Then you can plant,,and water well.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:08

Cloudy mizzly day but very humid.  

Stacey.....fields of agapanthus down here    They took over my garden so just a couple now.

Busy, busy day.  Included sorting my niece's car, haggling over a new freesat recorder for her, and eating a very generous lunch.....  

My mum is still in hospital ...will be until at least Monday.  She is pretty well dementia but comfused, no major ops or bits added and no real pain. Infection and gout is keeping her in I think.  She suffers from,anxiety though...dont really know where we will go from here.   Nurses do well there but there are signs that my mum is not given as much attention as she would like.  She needs to drink plenty of water yet she had none available to her. ????  Need to be careful as I know the workload in the nhs but patient care...ESP for my important. However, she got her water and a reminder from me 

Decided no more plants for a while...I really have quite a lot of excellent plants in pots.  Just enjoy a load of summer stuff about to explode.  And a heat wave is on its way.



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:36

Looking excellent there dove.   Your hard work clearly paying off.   Getting fond of Achilleas again myself.  At last you got your frikartii monch........for me they start flowering in a couple of weeks and then through to autumn.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:26

Hope weather is good for you today Dove. That sounds lovely   Must be very satisfying to know how appreciated you are 

Hello everyone.  Rain here and looks set to be damp all day has freshened up though.  Nice and "clean". 

Busy day in store.  


To trim or not to trim

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:17

Simply treat the head as you would a fuschia in the  ground.  

So,,either in autumn or in spring cut back hard to framework in the head

No leaves or shoots allowed on the trunk below the head.....just rub any off.

In spring repot using John innes number 3 

Low growing plants needed

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 03:22

Martin consider one of the ajugas...dense spreading carpetter with plum coloured,foliage (as  in burgundy glow) and bright blue shirt spikes of flowers.  Hardy, evergreen  and easy.  Not invasive amd knits together very well.  It will "meet"with the water well too. 


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 23:56

Keeps you out of trouble Busy.  

I also "garden" for a friend who has a few acres. Planted orchard for her.....and maintain the trees....a veg patch, and an ornamental front garden.  Sne has a "quarry", a sort of secret amd as yet undeveloped area.  Will be sheltered amd free and a blank canvas.  Trouble is she is a very lazy so and so hasp always has an excuse for not doing anything.  She keeps saying I can have one of her fields but.......

Sorry pics won't enlarge.  Camera on phone isnt great ...disappointed as the agastaches there arent seen too well.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 23:27

Love to  have your space busy.   Lovely garden .


Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

Replies: 15    Views: 327
Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

Replies: 26    Views: 537
Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Replies: 37    Views: 1073
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

Replies: 22    Views: 787
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

Replies: 31    Views: 814
Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

Replies: 15    Views: 362
Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Replies: 84    Views: 2324
Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

Replies: 10    Views: 306
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

Replies: 107    Views: 2708
Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

Replies: 8    Views: 450
Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

Replies: 6    Views: 240
Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

Replies: 22    Views: 505
Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

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

Replies: 38    Views: 991
Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

Replies: 23    Views: 731
Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

Replies: 14    Views: 296
Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 17:48
1 to 15 of 207 threads