London (change)
Today 26°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 23°C / 15°C


Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:51

Morning Dove.  Depends on what GC has but a subtle cream and a good in your face yellow.  Never really been a fan of Achilleas though.    They grow too vigorously down here and can swamp other plants and this  is why I got rid of them.  But, changed my mind and now think they are ok   I have a spot at the top of my garden with poor dry soil so "in your face" there will be fine.  Cannas, agastaches, dahlias, echinacas  eucomis and ceratostigma wilmottianum  will be a hot hit after lupins and delphiniums have done their bit. 

I'll have some eggs lily with a slice of bacon......mushrooms?  Fried bread? Tomatoes?    Oh, sausages will be good too...just 3 or 4.    (dont invite anyone else Liy. I can manage that on my own) 

Whats wrong with my hosta?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:41

Morning Wintersong

Well, it looks healthy to me so I agree with Dove. 

I would lightly scoop away some soil to make a slight recess around your hosta.  Then water very well.  Then water again thoroughly over next couple of days.  A mulch and feed would,help.

There is still time for your hosta to make good growth 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:33

Morning folks

Lovely, bright, sunny and warm.  "phostrogened" plants in pots before brekkie. 

A variety apparently.....with lovely leaf blotches has been increasingly showing signs of virus.  This morning I have chucked it out.  I'm more aware than ever of unusual variegation or patterns on foliage.  

Had my first carrots, sprimg onions, parsley and radishes yesterday.  Delicious and saved me money 

Despite foolishly stating I won't buy any more plants I need to get a couple of,Achilleas  today.  Corny, but I have a gap.....will make a gap by removing to a big clump of dark blue Veronica. 

Warming up fast ...............


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:22

Lovely pictures again Marion.  This is one of my favourite threads. Very inspiring.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:32

Gardengirl, you need to be a little careful In spring cutting back.  You need to avoid cutting the flowering stems that start early.  So. Cut taller old stems back to where the new green foliage is but not flush to the soil.  It's not critical but at least clean out the base by combing through with your hands. 

Hey!  Get to bed. Do you know what time it is?  

astrantia major

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:25

Astrantias, like many others, need dividing now and then to maintain vigour.  I split Roma last year and Hadspen Blood. Flowerimg again from split in two clumps.  

They can get leaf problems though if too humid.  

When I divide I plant elsewhere in the garden.  

peach curl

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:19

That clinches it then.  Thanks Bob  


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:16


Stipa gigantea........dont t cut before spring.  Then remove dead and old leaves.  Dont plant where too wet in could place a piece of glass over it using short canes to,keep it dry.  Plant it where the golden oats can dance in the sun. 

peach curl

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 20:33

Hiya  Bob, 

So Avalon Pride tolerates peach l curl for you?  Must check it out.  


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 20:27

My post registered late for some reason.  Being an unedikated Cornishman I can't fathom anything!  

Still scorching here.  Just took my dog....he is now puffed out 

KEF, yes,  joked a bit with the nurses but no buns   However, my mum's friend is on the mend albeit very thin and frail.

My niece's boss is giving her a hard time for giving in her notice,she was very upset and I feel like intervening.  However, she has to toughen up a bit now and deal with a bit of aggro.  She expects me to sort everything and come up with wonderful solutions.  

On way back from hospital I called in on my fav local another ( new to me)leucanthemum and 3 double white argyranthemums......all with discount,of course   All planted as I knew exactly where they were to go.  No more plant buying now...Ive still got lots of plants in pots looking for homes.

Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

Replies: 12    Views: 300
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 23:34

Spring onions

Replies: 9    Views: 220
Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 23:12

Oh come on......

Replies: 59    Views: 1297
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 13:51

Alan's new series

Replies: 36    Views: 852
Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:05

When is a scented rose not......?

Replies: 7    Views: 213
Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

Replies: 13    Views: 316
Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

Replies: 7    Views: 294
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

Replies: 22    Views: 665
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

Replies: 3    Views: 142
Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 20:31

Been knipped.......

Replies: 15    Views: 399
Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

Replies: 26    Views: 658
Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Replies: 37    Views: 1143
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

Replies: 22    Views: 856
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

Replies: 31    Views: 881
Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

Replies: 15    Views: 434
Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46
1 to 15 of 216 threads