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Latest posts by Verdun

Should I deadhead lupins

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:27

You need to cut off those,stems that,have flowered.  If you see smaller,flowering stems let them grow.  By "dead heading" like this you are encouraging your,plant to build up resources for next year


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:23

Jeyes will,stain,permanently your,polycarbonate greenhouse busy L. 

Climbing plant for arch

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:35

Hi gareth

I have 2 different honeysuckles over my metal arch.  They are easy, never need spraying for anything, no need to,worry about thorns and no huge lumps of spent flowers everywhere.  And, the SCENT.  With these as I enter my small grass sitting area and a jasmine,planted behind the seat I am in heaven.  I have a pot of heliotrope to one side of the seat and a pineapple sage in a pot on the other.  Think I like scent?


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:28

Ok boss


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:24

Fairygirl, just think of all those muscles you're developing.

Is it a day Lily?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:22

Yes Annie, there are some lovely quite dainty day lilies about now.  a picture would make sure


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:21

Those steaks are not really good for you dove.  Tell you what.....put them in a poly sleeve and then into a jiffy bag, first class, and post them to me.  Ill get rid of them.  I'll  do that for you


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 14:05

Dry, warm now.  Noticed the Heleniums I planted earlier this year are about to flower.  Not grown them before so it's with great anticipation that I wait.  

Thinking about KEF's idea about the 5 minute delay.  Spontaneity is good though isnt it?  We can apologise if it comes out wrong later.  Actually I'm always putting my it so a 5 minute delay in real life would be good for me!

Staked aconitums.....they are reasonably self-supporting but a discreet cane and string system put in now keeps them looking good till summers' end

Still have a veronicastrum in a pot to plant out.  Driving me mad where exactly to put it.......hey, Tina, don't you dare!


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 13:55

Fair,point Matty.  Will post some.  Always waiting for best time but mine are out but the neighbours aren't quite.  My niece will do the pics for me.

Hiya muttley, they are great cottage garden plants even though mine isn't exactly that. 


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 11:55's only money!  Dove Cottage nurseries  if I remember correctly has a good range of Astrantias.  It's where I got Jumble Hole

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