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Latest posts by Verdun

Pruning

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:10

Obelixx.............

Its a pleasing plant if kept light n airy at catkin time

Vitamin C to aid rooting

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:01

But why Vit c?  Use rooting powder. !

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:59

Well I think my singing is luverly .......it's others that are mistaken 

I'd like a plant like this...

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:36

Planted in good nutritious soil I find scabious rarely gets mildew now. 

Pruning

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:35

I have this to do for a friend soon....after flowerimg

I will go under the canopy and remove one or two lower branches to create a skirt. Then spur prune some branches, remove alternate ones and shorten some again to downward pointing shoots to emphasise the skirt and umbrella shape.  Right now it's fast looking like any other garden shrub instead of a "floating"  cascading one.  

Allwoods

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:20

Received the latest Allwoods catalogue.  

Not doubting them as a company....their standing is recognised....but I am tempted by many of their dianthus    My difficulty is in selection.  Anybody growing some,of their heritage varieties?    What have been the best for you?  

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:16

Fairy, I guess there is a limit to how long a plant can flower for.....my gazanias for example have been constantly flowering since before June.  For,this reason I will replace in spring.  However it has meant a winter of summer colour from these plants ......odd tho that I have some snowdrops flowering almost alongside.  Summer flowerers with winter blooms 

Perennials will have their dormancy though I think.  It's not just cold weather but light too.....daylight length .......that affects dormancy.  I won't worry about perennials not doing their bit in spring or summer because they will.

I also have tender  yellow African hybrid osteospermums in flower.....again not been out of flower since last summer    They will be thrown out in spring but will have done their job well by then 

 

I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 18:58

Always losing or,breaking secateurs so the cheap ones are a reluctant choice.

However, a decent left handed pair of felcworks tempting 

Help with choice of hosta

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 18:56

Agree about the birds hostafan. 

When I've used pellets....very, very sparingly.....they have been placed under raised slate or stone hoping birds won't go for affected slugs

Never  totally convinced by pellets.....seen gardens coloured blue by them and still destroyed by sligs n snails 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 16:13

Still have gazanias, bidens and pelargoniums flowering.  They haven't stopped 

Discussions started by Verdun

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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Dilemma........wot to choose?

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For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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