Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 24/09/2013 at 12:36


Yum yum.

Mrsgarden looks angry.....she's after someone!


Posted: 24/09/2013 at 09:07 posted then.   Morning nut. 

Get it off your chest

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 09:02









Posted: 24/09/2013 at 08:54

Beautiful sunny day.  Stunning looking over the sea this morning.  Peaceful, shimmering water, as I sat looking at myself in the mirror I always carry.  

Morning FORKERS.

Dont expect this to post but have good day everyone.

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 08:46

Forum problems again....hmmmmmmm!

Echinacea plants

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 20:43

That's odd....two entries now. 

Echinacea plants

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 20:42

Hmm.  I posted a reply today but not on thread.

I,love echinaceas amd grow several.  They are best not flowering in their first year.  They need to build up a good root system first.  So,Elaine, I would keep in the GH over winter then pot into bigger pots early in spring.  Then plant out in mid to late spring.  Put generous amount of compost, dried manure, etc plus organic fertiliser in planting hole/mix.  Don't  allow to flower before mid summer....remove flower stems.  After that let them flower

rampant hebe

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 17:26

I would prune this in spring now. I cut back quite severely but not Imto very old wood. ,done in early spring and it should regrow nicely.  I use secateurs and shears to maintain shape.

Echinacea plants

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 17:13

Hiya elaine

The big thing with echinaceas is not to let  them flower in their first year.  Let them develop really good root systems first.  Pot them Imto bigger pots in early spring then plant out as good size plants in mid to late spring.  Dig a generous plantImg hole and incorporate compost, dried manure, etc.   Dont  allow flowers to develop until after mid summer.  Then let them flower.  Oh!  Give them a feed of organic fertiliser when you plant them out and dont let them dry out in summer


Posted: 23/09/2013 at 17:05

I'm,not...I'm fine.  

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