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Latest posts by Verdun

Eucalyptus Tree

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:08

Hiya John

I have had similar problems with e. gunnii.   Every spring I cut back hard and new beautiful growth would follow.  After a few years it hardly responded and out it came.  However, it's still earlyish in the season.  I would tickle in a granular fertiliser and water it in and wait a while longer

Stocks

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:03

Stop the slugs from returning Bemita and possibly they will regrow.  Don't water, feed, etc. ...just prevent slugs .  Good luck 

South facing garden "which plant/s"?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:01

Hiya Kez

A Phormium? Some real beauties now.

Pittosporum Tobira Variegatum?

Taxus Coppershine......unusual colours from copper, to orange, to yellow and green and white in winter?  Lovely, easy mound forming 

Taking cuttings

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:54

For me, hot lips' cuttings take at most tiime of the year,  soft, semi ripe, woody but I think now is an excellent time. 7 or 9 around the rim of a pot of perlite mixed mpc, a watering, polythene bag, elastic band and in the shade for a few weeks.  Plants for next year in the bag 

Stocks

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:49

Hello Benita, 

Possibly, you could save them.  Just make sure slugs don't return.  Don't water.  

Good luck 

Rik Mayall

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:47

Such a funny man.  Such a sad loss 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:45

Hello folks.

I too am sorry to hear about rik mayall dying.  My type of humour.....such a funny guy.

Hmmmmm! About the sun.  It's all true folks.  We do seem to avoid the rain........just having light rain now and boy do we need it?  But it won't amount to much and dry weather is forecast .    St Ives Bay ....I'm in that zone......often misses worst of rain yet a mile away there can be a thunderstorm.  So, sorry again folks, hand on heart, it's been a very warm day. Little bit cloudy but so humid, hot.  (help me out here folks on Cornish coast)

This morning got roped into helping a friend with her garden.  Firstly cut about half an acre of grass, weeds, nettles, etc.  sweating......er, perspiring ......like a tap.  Bloomin hard work.  This after I had to remove junk entwined in the blades that someone else caused.  And after her garage door was jammed by a bolt that slipped down.  After some silent curses, bruised hands and cut fingers I managed to get the flipping thing open.  Like I said,  it was hot.  Then she offered my a cuppa.  A cuppa???  Lager I begged.  Anyway a Guinness was delivered then a second so life improved 

Picked up a large, superb specimen of hosta Gold Standard for a fiver.  Straight in a terracotta pot on my return. Delighted with that.

Took my mum for a drive and an ice cream and then a push on promenade at Penzance.  Bit cooler but still warm.  Cornish ice for my mum with choc flake but a double, double coconut and cherry for me.  

Still pretty tired from my exertions this morning......it's ok, folks I think I'll survive but if I don't I give  my gold standard hosta to..........................

New plot

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 07:44

Charley, 

I have flowers/colour throughout the year.  I do it with a mixture of permanent plants plus biennials and summer tender perennials. 

Reading your post geraniums come to the fore....they will mix well with other things coming through them.  However, a few long flowerers....dahlias, heleniums, echinaceas, rudbekias .......depending on your likes......will add life to your planting.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 07:31

Beautiful  sunny morn.   Rain forecast this afternoon but I think it will stay fine. 

My assistance required this morning ...friend wants my "expertness".... In exchange for a cuppa.  Sorting out her veg patch and planting up her recently purchased pelargoniums and perennials. Be hot I think.

At last runner beans are growing fast.  They have been slow so far and heleniums as well as dahlias and other summer stuff seem to be adding inches overnight (as with all of you folks too no doubt)

Hope everyone has good day 

 

Red dahlia turned yellow

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 22:15

Shame it's not red flame......Red 

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