Latest posts by Verdun

e-mail warning

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:33

Thanks Nanny.    Appreciated 

I, like many, am inundated with these emails.....from banking, to pay pal to google to facebook.....everything.    I try for a daily check....I delete even tho most are in my junk box.  Never be tempted to click on them.........many are so convincing.  The message is.  " if you didn't ask for it don't open it" .  A daily update on virus, etc., programme is part of my regime.  A different password for every account too and change them at least once a year. 


Talkback: 10 single-flowered dahlias

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:23

Christine, some are more vigorous than others so check on your packets' descriptions as to size, etc.

those tiny tubers, if started early, will make large or even very large plants by summer even in containers.  Remember too they will make even bigger plants next year.

yes, a heavy pot if possible but at least use john innes compost....this adds weight, holds onto nutrients better and dries out less quickly.  A top dressing of gravel too adds to the appearance 

re cane supports, go for a tripod system and tie tops together.  A single cane is rarely robust enough.  You may have a dwarf variety or two that will not require supports 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:15

Nowhere safe from flooding Hosta.  Still lucky compared to many. keep that knee dry and warm 

Gardener Survey

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:26


Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:22

Tootles, touching up doesn't even cover it.  Add the hype that goes with those pictures and you have something really, really, REALLY special..  And at BARGAIN prices too. And be sure to HURRY.    

(If you had those (enhanced) plants in your garden they would blind you anyway) 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:18

Flumpy, you can anti itch cream

we have been hit very hard here Marion with the rain so I will pop in for some of your soup 


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:08

Interesting info Clementine.  Always learning something.  ,thanks,

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:01

A 5 mile band of the heaviest slow moving rain I've seen for some time is wreaking havoc down here.  No sign of it easing either. And loads more forecast.  

In view of this I will be cutting the grass and fine tilthing the veg patch .....NOT 

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 10:49

Peanuts.....from a drowning Cornwall ......just tip plants out and have a look.  Most of them will gain from potting up immediately. loosen any tight roots.  "On a roll" indeed 

I know you asked Tetley....she will kill me now......but cosmos is best pinched out to make bushy....avoiding their tendency to "bolt" .  I pinch ...take tips out...of cosmos several times 

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 07:18

Tetley, impressive. You resisted the devil and........oh no!  You succumbed . Those iris have now tempted me too...hope you left some for me.  Esp after Blue Sapphire . No need to starve actually SAVED money by chopping those 3 litre  perennials 

peanuts, I divide a few lupins every year in summer.  No, lupins are perennials but, because they flower so profusely (they can do 3 flushes if fading spikes are removed quickly) they decline after 3 years or so. 

9cm perennials bought a week ago have already grown considerably.  I expect to repot in 2 or 3 weeks 

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