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Latest posts by Verdun

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:54

I plan to plant a border at the top of my garden with just bonariensis and cannas.  Did a bit this time and liked it so..........

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:48

Well, I cut some back hard right to,the ground....they always survive to flower second year.  However, mild here and light soil.  

I always dig up self sown seedlings and pot them up.  Did this in September and 

pinched back.  I leave them outside but you could overwinter in GH.  I stake bonariensis ......only at the bottom 30 cm....and they stand up to anything then.  Summer without bonariensis is unthinkable for me.  With tall grasses they are superb.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:35

Andy, wish you all the best.  You have really been in the wars.  We are all rooting for you.  Day by day ??ou will get stronger 

Matty not much fun having a bad back but a chance to relax a little.

Busy afternoon in the garden.  Cut loads down, replaced last of the tender perennials with wallflowers.  Had a nice big fire afterwards but again I stink of smoke.  Dont care I enjoy a good  fire. Down here a lot of stuff will keep flowering for most of the winter but I like to see the garden clear for the hellebores, bulbs etc later.  

Hmmm!  We lost the soccer AND the rugby   But I got free buns from my local bakery in their last hour yippee!  It's the little things that count 


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:18

Best around not over mowmymoss.  

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:14

Got honeysuckles in full flower over an archway.  Lovely scent 

dump the weekend spam

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 09:09

Nut........will do that too


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 09:06

Hello forkers

Very quiet morning.  Feels warmish.

Will pop down to GC to see if there are any last minute bargains 


Last nights gardeners world was the worst so far.  Didn't enjoy it at all.  GW has grown tired, dated and uninspiring 

Have nice weekend folks 



Posted: 15/11/2013 at 18:21

Not for meeeeee then dove!  

Its quite mild here ........took dog hour ago and although cloudy it felt warm 

Dug up, 

Planted, cut back and cut the lawns today.  Just few wallflowers n stocks left to plant.  Prob get more done tomorrow.  Cut some grasses down too but will leave miscanthus over winter.  Miscanthus varieties looking good right now in full flower

Mature garden redesign

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 18:10

Hello shazgarden

Is the Rose really in the way or can you work around it?  It looks too big to move. I would cut it back now for tidyness sake and prune more correctly in the spring.  

Again Montana can be tidied up if it's too big but would move only if really in the  way. You can trim or cut as hard as you like but it will affect flowering this spring.

Bulbs will be fine in the ground but your perennials can be divided....which ones are they?  I return to soil and pot up depending on what I want to do with them. 

Maybe post a picture?

Where NOT to order from online

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 17:51

Then, Matt, you are missing out on some gems.  Many of my best plants were bought online as 1, 3 or 5 litre plants

Janet the guarantee is good.....our local GC gives a 5 year guarantee.....but we want our plants great from the start.  Whenever a plant has been faulty or misnamed I have always had quality rectification without delay.  

If a plant I want is available locally I will buy locally....nothing better if well grown.  Limited  choice though is an issue.

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