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Latest posts by Verdun

Slimy Fungus on gravel

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:11

I havent been anywhere near your gravel 

Dahlia losing it's flame

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:09

Don't feed dahlias unless in pots really.  

Clueless, if you're growing dahlias in GH they simply might be bleached by sun....has it been sunny there lately.  However, I find many plants do change colour somewhat in the cooler, darker days of autumn.  In fact many of them....frikartii monch is a prime example .....positively start glowing now.  The dahlia in a pot.....I would be inclined to take,it indoors now and not wait for frost to blacken it.  (I think this is an over hyped procedure).  Jusf let it dry out and simply fleece it later

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 13:58

Not the sort of plants to dig up and pot up Hollie.  They usually have loNg straggly roots.  

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 13:51

Oh, rough size guide?  Osteospermum is about 15 cm high and wide; the linum about 40 cm high by 15 cm wide.

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 13:49

Used to like astrantia Sunningale variegated but now not so sure.  It is quite lovely in the foliage  is yellow and green but soon  becomes tatty looking.  The flowers.....not white or any clear colour.....are certainly the,poorest of any astrantia.  Right now mine look inferior to all the other astrantias I grow.  A thumbs down for me, I'm afraid   It may well be a candidate for extermination or for giving to someone I don't fully like 

Another long flowering.....but tender in most a osteospermum called Voltage Yellow.  Wonderful bright yellow from late spring to now and beyond.  I take cuttings from it....recently taken another batch.....and come next spring will fill some troughs and plant out next to linum perenne (blue flax, another truly long flowering gem for sunny spot.)

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 08:24

Agastaches have flowered since  early adder for example,

Astrantia jumble hole has never been out of flower.  Astrantia Roma is in its third bout of flowerimg. 

Lychnis coronaria is cut back hard in early September and that makes it flower now until late autumn or beyond.

Heleniums, dahlias, and many others flower for a very long period.  

For very lomg flowerimg I recommend a salvia.....check out Amistad.  This is a glorious plant.  Purple surrounding black on vigorous 4' plus plants and it has flowered from,late spring.


Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 08:05

Hiya fidget

Some silvery leaved Pulmonarias or white flowered ones would light up your shady spot 

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 23:28

Hmmm....thought about buying black hellebore this winter but not sure.  Still might.....aiming for one in 3 litre pot .  Maybe corny, but I think I would surround it with snowdrops, white daffs and a foreground of blue corydalis.  Black is not an easy colour to assimilate....e.g. Ophiopogon is on its own now in terracotta pot because it never looked quite right wherever I planted it in the garden.  ( mind you, the "black" hellebore is more a dark, dark inky colour)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 23:18

Yes,,that situation seems fine to me.  Soil has to be good though, capable of holding,some moisture

Carrot Fly

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 20:37

I just think its the best organic fertiliser.  And better than pelleted chicken manure, for example, as it's a fine grade granule form and won't affect carrots' roots etc.

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