Verdun


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cutting of an yucca

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:27

Philippa I think yuccas are better taken from thicker older wood.  

I would cut half of one main stem. Do it now.  Treat rather like aeonium or even pelargonium cutting. 

However, I admit to killing yuccas rather than propagating them

Lawn Edging Options

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:58

Made my own though madpenguin.   6" deep and 4" wide just below level of lawn 

cutting of an yucca

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:22

Pash, what do you want to do with it?  

Verbena

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:20

Sorry Nut........

bottom line is we basically agree 

Lawn Edging Options

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:05

Dave I put in concrete edging a few years back.  Neat, permanent and blends in well. 

I really do not like any branded products for this purpose...over priced, brittle, sharp, odd looking, whatever. 

Plants themselves though can provide an edging.......a lavendar hedge on 2 parts of my veg patch prevent birds spoiling pathways. 

How can a certain plant website get away with charging so much !

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:57

Chris, I confess minimum order value is something I immediately look for when assessing online purchasing.  It often is a big deterrent.

however, I often end up buying what the minimum order might have been anyway after I have sifted through the plants available.

secondly, I always check out delivery costs. it is amazing how this varies from supplier to supplier from almost £20 to as little as £3.  Prices per plant also vary enormously.

I received a plant this morning ......first time purchase.  Just one to assess the supplier.  A one man band supplying on time and top quality plant.  Will buy again from this guy.

genuine real value service is what I look for 

 

Verbena

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:45

Hiya Jonesky....it's ok.  My enthusiasm overwhelms me too 

I would cut verbena by half now.  When new shoots form in 4 or 5 weeks you can cut to the base or just above.

bottoms are always worth protecting Nut 

How can a certain plant website get away with charging so much !

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:37

I have checked out most every nursery and grower, even the most obscure, to get plants I want as well as at the price I want.

there are plenty of first class suppliers out there. I know exactly what I want and find that garden centres fall short on price,,quality and variety.  However, they occasionally offer some goodies ....currently 9cm perennials to grow on are good value.  These are neither plugs nor potted up roots....they are bursting out of their pots.

As with everything check out alternatives and compare. I recently had a plant I could never have gotten from a garden centre for a price incl postage far less than local garden centres' average prices.

a combination of careful online shopping and propagation of our own plants can make for an economical garden 

always complain about products that fall short on quality or you consider are over priced once they are received.  Responsible suppliers will usually do the decent thing......eventually  

How can a certain plant website get away with charging so much !

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 14:34

I have checked out most every nursery and grower, even the most obscure, to get plants I want as well as at the price I want.

there are plenty of first class suppliers out there. I know exactly what I want and find that garden centres fall short on price,,quality and variety.  However, they occasionally offer some goodies ....currently 9cm perennials to grow on are good value.  These are neither plugs nor potted up roots....they are bursting out of their pots.

As with everything check out alternatives and compare. I recently had a plant I could never have gotten from a garden centre for a price incl postage far less than local garden centres' average prices.

a combination of careful online shopping and propagation of our own plants can make for an economical garden 

Football

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:10

Aha!  You beat me to it David. 

I think we are heading for surprise premier league champions this year In Leicester.  Only Man City will beat them.  Leicester's play is exciting and powerful.  Unlike Arsenal they will always score a goal when needed. 

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