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Latest posts by Verdun

Solanum Glasnevin

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:46

Hello Shamrock.

i grow the white form....never noticed seedlings. ,however, I believe it can and does esp the blue variety

another plant for topiary

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 08:01

Yew is not that slow and is perfect.  Dark green through to,yellow

depends on what sort of topiary......cones, domes, whatever suitable on baggesons gold, euonymous, pittosporum, varieties of box, junipers and yews can be clipped annually to make dense, compact structure in the garden.  I do a lot of this.  

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:38

Slugs love heleniums.  Esp the first shoots in spring.  In full growth heleniums can cope but not without protection early

Weed membrane and perennials

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:35

Membranes and perennials simply dont mix.  Dont use membrane on anything but paths.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:33

Morning folks.

slightly cooler, cloudyish but bright.  

Patchy grass

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:40

a good feed Dave said water it in well.....will make a big difference Becky

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:37

I find they both resent dry soils....could that be the reason wiseheadcrone?

Hardy Geranium

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:34

Johnsons blue is a relic of the past now.....doesn't flower for long. much better varieties now.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:30

Wiseheadcrone, roses are pruned in spring then "pinched back" when the dead flowers are removed...when cut back to new buds each time.  clematis, depending on variery, were pruned in spring so no pinching back.

yviesrevie,,fhe point is fhat delphiniums are supposed to be tall......mine are tied to 6 to 8 ' canes.  Cutting them down spoils their "majesty"

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 22:00

Hang on folks.  Don't chop for the sake of it.  

i cut back hardy geraniums ....some of mid summer when the fullest flush of flowers is fading.  A trim back...not really a "Chelsea chop"......and they will flower anew a few weeks later.  This isn't to keep them bushy but to re energise flowering. 

Some plants benefit from being chopped back now and others don't..  don't think it will make much difference to asters.

best thing is to watch how your plants grow and learn...some benefit from chelsea chop, some from pimching back, others trimmed, others need staking.  


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