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Latest posts by Verdun

Cactus or.....,....

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 20:08

They like and need sun.  

Nut.....this blooming iPad keeps wanting to say "nit".....I share your dislike of cacti.  As a young lad I remember potting on a large cactus for my mother.  On the "bed of nails" principle I tipped it on to palm of my hand.  It was a massive heavy thing and the pain was severe.  Had those needles in my hands for months I think.  Aaaaaah! Memories.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 20:02

Good evening everybody.  Had lovely weather today but just come in from plantIng just a couple of plants otherwise no gardenIng.

Been busy then woodgreen and we won the test match!!

Nice to read all your comments about Cornwall

Morning Glory

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 14:50

Best bet then Artjak.....pinch out some. Not others.  Compare.  Let us know how it goes

I know they need reasonable and night grow let alone flower. don't be in a,hurry to put them outside


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 11:08

Hiya matty

What about euphorbia Polychroma?  Mine grow in full sun and love it.  So luminous,with it's chrome,yellow mound of foliage.

I have a dicentra spec Alba growing,in full sun too....if you put plenty of goodness in the soil to hold some moisture it will do well.

Pinks?  They will love sun.  I have a few in flower but they all flower soon anyway.  And,that,foliage colour?  Lovely blue.  Stick it next to campanula dicksons,gold....a mound of yellow foliage and 

Morning Glory

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 11:01

I'm a,great believer in pinching out.  So, yes,I would do that Artjak.  You lose,nothing by it but increase,leading,shoots to produce more flowers and bushier,fuller plant


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 09:04

Hiya gardening grandma

I know what you mean about the pleasure of listing your plants

Penstemon Huskers red is a favourite of mine....the sunnier the spot the redder the leaf will be. It's a classy penstemon.  I have white swirl floweriing  right now.  Quite long floweriing too. Salvias are a favourite your African sky the same as uliginosa?  

Can just imagine the achillea, salvias and nepeta together too.

Enjoy your "epic" planting time

Decking Help

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:38

Hello GoonDog

Welcome to the forum.

Yes I agree with bluejan.  Dont have decking but treat a very good wooden gate with oil....I use teak oil bought in large tins. 



Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:33

Morning CLER

Its a disease called peach leaf curl....nectarines same family.  It's caused by rain.  Plants are affected in early and mid spring and the leaves become blistered and red.  You need to cover your bush until summer.  Pick off those red leaves. Move into greenhouse or put parasol or similar over it if it is in a pot.  


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:29

Hiya dove.  Got a white non seeding Sisyrinchium ..lovely but short lived so needs regular splitting.  Full of gems at lizard.  


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:12

Morning everyone

What plants did you get gardenIng grandma?  Like the idea of foliage colours too.


What plants have you got your sights on Dove?  Another little nursery is at Gulval near Penzance.  It's called Churchtown Nurseries.  Not so much little rarities but run by an energetic and passionate grower.  It used to be owned by a guy who regularly won gold medals at Chelsea.  

Got  loads of planting done yesterday so the forecast rain for tomorrow will settle them in nicely.  Sunny and warm right now...more cloud than yesterday though.

Wont be gardenIng today but busy no doubt.  

Have good day folks

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