Latest posts by Verdun

Begonia corms

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 22:27


dig them up, check they are sound, let them dry thoroughly. When dry store in paper bags indoors frost free.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 20:54

What does a gardener wear that he can eat?




good eh!  

New Front Lawn

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 20:46

Jenson you have to remove the shouldnt be too difficult.  never pays to cut corners.  Your new lawn will thank you for it....ta mac 


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:34

No Laraine.  They are as tough as my old boots 

i did post a picture of my Limelight in the summer.  Loads of impressively large flowers so something to look forward to 

Talkback: Plants for damp shade

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:19

Hostas, hosta?  do you like them? . 

Brunneras not great I guess except in spring.  Lovely juvenile foliage and delightful blue flowers to rival those of forget me nots.


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:15

Escallonia went through a phase down here 3 or 4 years ago...they are grown everywhere here.  They seem to have overcome whatever it was.  They were cut back hard.  I have 2 ...Iveyii and Peach Blossom....Zinnia 


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:11

Your favourite Obelixx? want to add another over winter...considered Phantom 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:39

Hello HannaN and welcome 

your plugs may need to be potted up....

lovely day but not much gardening either.   Cut down couple of heleniums that are now over....can't complain as they flowered all summer.  And a couple of agastaches too that have been just as floriferous .....and they flowered well too . Also cleaned glass and shelving in greenhouse.  Oh, and potted up rooted sunpatiens too.  Can recommend these.......much, much larger than the old busy lizzies. 

Dwarf fruit trees

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:33

Sally, when you choose your fruit trees go to an online supplier.  Deacons is one but there are several specialist suppliers who will advise you on varieties, root stocks, etc.  They will arrive at the right time for planting....November onwards.  

The advice about not picking fruit from fruit trees in first season is good.  It is difficult not to let one fruit mature but resist.  The early years....first and second are really about building up the trees to fruit well later.  Allowing fruit too soon weakens the trees quite substantially.

blueberries are tasty and easy to grow.....providing you grow them in pots of ericaceous compost.  Often they produce decent crops in their first year if you get 2 or 3 year old plants.....see Trehanes blueberry nursery site


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:21

Simmit like that 

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