Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 21/10/2016 at 16:06

It sounds like they are not potted Lyn

if you have a gh simply place them there upside down on a shelf to dry out. When dry keep them frost free until spring...a cardboard box with newspaper or wrapped in fleece.  A cardboard box with dry mpc would be fine too.

when spring arrives pot them up covering the tubers and start watering when you see green shoots.

the purple foliage dahlias are brilliant cos they add contrast even before they flower 

Acer soil

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 15:27

Ericaceous SOIL based compost NB.

 Many ...maybe most...staff at the GC do not actually know the difference between lightweight  ericaceous mpc and the genuine heavyweight soil.  I guess it can be confusing.  For permanent planting in containers avoid all the mpc is fine for temporary potting on, seed growing and cuttings.  Inadequate otherwise and the cause of so many plants drying out or suffering from nutrient deficiency.  Pointless, for example, for blueberries, rhodos, azaleas and the like in comtainers 

Acers will be ok in ordinary john innes but they are just that much happier with acid soil.  Might as well start off right 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:55

Glorious wind and warm .   Now just us locals we have Cornwall to ourselves and the weather to enjoy it 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:34

just a suggestion 

what to plant now

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:30

Slightly out of date thread 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:18

Avoid diesels....they are going to be mighty expensive to run and tax

re leg room peugeot 200 series are not great.  I am a somewhere between 6 1 and 6 2 and drive my 208  with seat and angle as far back as possible.  Same with 207.  If you carry passengers it will be a tight squeeze for the driver 

go for a sports car hosta like the old Healey sprite for the pure FUN of it 

Planting plans and keeping track of your plant names

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 20:48

Usually bury the label at planting time but a good memory helps.  I have a few hundred plants and know most of them.  I use labels though plus used to keep a record 

however, my advice is to always keep labels and check they are still legible from time to time 


Posted: 20/10/2016 at 20:23

Bulbs are fine from Parkers....turn away from their plants though;  they are poor. 

Native or Non Native ?

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 20:19

Maybe Pansy but it's not in my garden   

Native or Non Native ?

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 19:10

Native simply means an indigenous plant so that would mean one that originates from the area.  No, rhodos, camellias or even roses (I think) are natives.  Many weeds like dandelions are not native I think 

Does it matter though?  Plants have adapted as have most of us humans to where they are.  

If we take away all the non indigenous plants we would have very drab, there's a statement to stir the juices 

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