London (change)

Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

Hydrangea

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 21:09
Hydrangeas generally do prefer some shade but get some moisture holding manure and compost in your soil....dont just bury it but mix it with your soil, prob 50/50.
Then a good thick organic mulch to keep that moisture in
So,,yes, I think you will be fine
Try the paniculata hydrangeas too Snarly...they do well in sun and generally easier and less fastidious than the lacecaps and mopheads.

Hydrangea

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:35
Yes,,that soil is too impoverished Snarly.
Fish blood and bone,,or any fertiliser, is not same as putting goodness via compost,,manure, into the soil.
Hydrangeas need good, humus rich soil to do well.
Can you lift your plant and incorporate some goodness into the soil?
I think it's probably the reason why your other hydrangea is not flowering...viz., that the soil there too is poor.
Forget the fertilizer...it's a bit like us taking loads of vitamins with a diet of crisps!
Get the soil right and you will grow everything better

General questions about English hollies

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 19:22
Agree with Fairy...one holly will fill that space beautifully.
Which variety though? Golden King is a beauty. As it Handsworth New Silver. Best for berries though are the plain green like J C Van Toll.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 19:20
Very nice Fairy...did you use your magic wand on it?

Hydrangea

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 19:17
Snarfy, you say you are watering it most nights. What sort of watering?
A good soak now and then is far better than light waterings albeit every day.
What is the soil like? Is it light and very free draining? Is it poor soil? Have you ever put compost or manure in it?

Moving a lupin

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 17:26
I would pot them up into bigger pots to overwinter in gh Forester. You will have much bigger plants then come next spring

General questions about English hollies

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 17:23
Chris...yes very overcrowded. Hollies grow large even though they can be pruned. I would plant one and plant herbaceous perennials in the space.
No expert on birds so no doubt someone will,comment about that.

Moving a lupin

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:34
You can move it now. Make sure you dont disturb the roots too much. Moving them all the time

Cutting back and BFB

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 13:55
Yes Jo. When I was fighting at Hastings I saw Harry get it in the eye. I look forward too to weekend excursions to Mars in 2100. Dr Who? He has nothing on me re immortality. (Where are the smilies when you need them! Ha ha )

Cutting back and BFB

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:46
Yes Jo.....nice foliage plant. Prefer it without flowers. If you like this check out Iris Pallida Variegata.

Discussions started by Verdun

Is there any better foliage ?

Replies: 30    Views: 579
Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 17:01

He's a notty boy !

Replies: 39    Views: 1249
Last Post: 21/04/2016 at 17:19

Thought for Lyn

Replies: 67    Views: 2228
Last Post: 22/04/2016 at 13:10

Brrrrrrrrrrr

Replies: 20    Views: 509
Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 15:47

More haste.......

Replies: 20    Views: 515
Last Post: 13/04/2016 at 17:51

HAVE COMPOST SUPPLIERS UPPED THEIR GAME THIS YEAR.

Replies: 55    Views: 1793
Last Post: 21/04/2016 at 17:17

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Replies: 23    Views: 983
Last Post: 21/04/2016 at 18:46

Value or not?

Replies: 13    Views: 391
Last Post: 31/03/2016 at 22:04

Go large or divide again....

Replies: 10    Views: 468
Last Post: 30/03/2016 at 14:46

What the hellebores is going on?

Replies: 25    Views: 1008
Last Post: 31/03/2016 at 12:43

DRAT, NOT AGAIN

Replies: 5    Views: 289
Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 14:22

Robins holding up business

Replies: 12    Views: 345
Last Post: 10/03/2016 at 07:43

Plants for heavy clay soil

Replies: 3    Views: 271
Last Post: 04/03/2016 at 21:54

Storm names!

Replies: 12    Views: 473
Last Post: 03/03/2016 at 08:59

IS THAT ALL YOU GOT JAKE.

Replies: 35    Views: 887
Last Post: 03/03/2016 at 17:05
1 to 15 of 291 threads