Latest posts by Verdun

Late blight tomatoes, remove what I can now?

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:47

Whatever you have, blight or not,,remove every leaf and top of the stems leaving just tomatoes.  Tomatoes will ripen much more quickly

Revitalising Borders

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:44

Use half moon and perhaps be a little adventurous with your curves. nice clean edges and clear out a sort of gulley betwen grass and border.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 19:19

Runny,,its Sundowner.

picture just shows summer ending I think....last week the kniphofia and salvia were excellent. But....the dahlias are still makimg up for it

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 16:53

Dahlia clare de lune still looking good but knips and salvias starting to go over now


Plant porn

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 12:16

I'm feeling ebullient today too Tetley. .  so much so that I've changed the print format 

today I will be mostly using the word antediluvianic in anticipation of a discussion about rainfall 

Dogwood - horizontal stems

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 12:12

Prune those horizontal stems hard back to upward facing buds.  You could do it now.

Pittosporum: When to prune?

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 12:09

Stephen, you prob have got it about right.  Prune again in spring now to your desired height.  


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 08:49

Varies Victor.  Temperature, time of year, rainfall .......

I did a couple of lawn repairs yesterday and hope to see grass in about 10 days.  


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 08:47

hope so Dove 

Plant porn

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 08:43

...and the nursery owners are usually so ebullient about their plants.  Something exciting talking to them as well as sharing experiences 

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Why did Chris do that?

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The green of spring

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

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why did we worry?

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