Latest posts by Verdun

How to plant Crocosmia

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 19:40

For this first winter I would "whack it in a pot" Hefty.  You could plant the pot though for winter and mound up soil for coldest part of winter.

general Q about feeding

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 19:37

I prefer to feed (plants in pots) once a week.  We need to water regularly anyway. this way I can select the quality and type of feed.  A seaweed feed, for example, alternated with tomato or other type provides a more effective feed, I think 

How to plant Crocosmia

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 19:19

Hefty, at least 2.5 cm of soil above that corm.

however, I would top soil level in pot and overwinter in gh 

Hello I have just joined

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:32

Welcome jane a.  

a pretty good bunch here......

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:05

Overgrown hebe

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:56

Yes they will rot off but try to pull a few of them.  Get the site nice and plantable for something else for you to enjoy.  How about some herbaceous perennials?  That space should give you a nice opportunity for bulbs too's that for an incentive Poly-anthus? 

what does your garden mean to you

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:52

For me an escape from stresses, a chance to be creative (I have no artistic skills otherwise) and to be able to enjoy the now numerous plants I have.  

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:47

If Sutherland is happy that's good

yes the P A should be out of the sun, esp during summer.  I planted a couple for someone and whereas one is superb the other has leaves slightly sun burnt.  The former is in partial shade.  The garden is on the coast with very strong sunlight.  I have planted a group of dogwoods in front now that will afford good protection next year.  otherwise I would have moved it waiting for another 3 or 4 weeks to do it.

Silly me

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:40

Pansy, in my usual haste that's the kind of thing I often do.  Doing one job I get side tracked into doing something else then something else.  End up forgetting something.

Phormium Sundowner

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:36

Lisa, is the ground wet/heavy?   Or is it in a container?  

sundowner is a favourite of mine and one of the most vigorous.

sundowner has a mix of dark colours on the  red, pink, purpley grey side.  Yellow and orange is not part of its healthy colour.  

nothing to do with your issue but I divide my phormiums every 3 years or keeps their juvenile foliage

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