Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:47

Separate the stems and pot them up with their linked tubers. keep compost dry for a few more weeks until shoots are seen then lightly start watering.  The bigger the tuber the bigger and better the flowers will be in summer 

Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:43

Dichondra is another summer tender plant. it will not survive winter. 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:38

For me it is the chance of a lifetime.  If we don't get out now we never will. We will thrive outside...we will not be on our own, whatever that means.  Europe wants our many know an increase in our payment has already been agreed but kept quiet until after the referendum? 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:15

We are doomed then pansy....doomed I tell you 

Clay soil

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:13

Ha ha Spud....just started a thread about this 

Plants for heavy clay soil

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:13

In response to a query from Spud, try astilbes on your heavy clay soil.  Astrantias too. Japanese painted ferns. Acteas/cimicifugas too.  Grasses like hackonechloa and various sedges would enjoy it there 


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:49

Nice one David 

Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:46

Ideally a permanent planting cos azaleas will not like repeated digging around their roots.

my lithodoras are in both very free draining sites and in good moisture retentive soil so pretty adaptable.

sometimes a strong combination can be a real eyecatcher Marinelilium .  I would go for this and then a strong summer theme in another pot 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:37

A word about David Cameron....does ANYBODY ACTUALLY BELIEVE him?  I rarely have known a politician lie as much.  

Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:23

Lithodora, yes, is a trailing plant Margaret. 

gentian blue flowers for at least 2 months...mine are already in flower.

lithodora heavenly blue is the one to google . Whatever colour your azalea is lithodora will look good with it. 

Discussions started by Verdun

New plants....Who wants them?

Replies: 15    Views: 651
Last Post: 18/03/2017 at 10:43

New plants....Who wants them?

Replies: 0    Views: 108
Last Post: 14/03/2017 at 20:46

New plants....Who wants them?

Replies: 4    Views: 191
Last Post: 14/03/2017 at 21:33

Is this fair?

Replies: 46    Views: 1764
Last Post: 21/03/2017 at 01:40


Replies: 36    Views: 1101
Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 13:42

Bargain plants

Replies: 38    Views: 1741
Last Post: 27/03/2017 at 12:37


Replies: 12    Views: 732
Last Post: 06/03/2017 at 10:24

17 degrees in a couple of days

Replies: 29    Views: 1121
Last Post: 21/02/2017 at 09:59

As if the day couldn't get any better.........

Replies: 6    Views: 499
Last Post: 16/02/2017 at 14:17

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Replies: 7    Views: 573
Last Post: 11/11/2016 at 08:26

Well, he won but.....

Replies: 173    Views: 6479
Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 16:36

Sssssssscared or what?

Replies: 27    Views: 1433
Last Post: 13/11/2016 at 22:02

What is an all year round garden?

Replies: 33    Views: 1600
Last Post: 07/11/2016 at 21:19

Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
Replies: 13    Views: 680
Last Post: 06/11/2016 at 10:29

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

Replies: 12    Views: 544
Last Post: 30/10/2016 at 17:13
1 to 15 of 347 threads