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Latest posts by Verdun

Can I plant anything now

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 18:01

What about heleniums?   I have a few clumps in my garden now,looking wonderful.  

Agree with busyL.  Frikartii Monch is the best of the asters......although little carlow is close second......and will flower for weeks.  


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 17:54

No room for lodgers.......KEF.  Going from room to room to find the coolest, plus a fan.  It's got to be hottest day so far.  I,keep,saying that but each day provides hotter wether.

A few dahlias tumbled down.....strong winds winds....and dry soil I guess.  Managed to stake them securely.  Normally would have done this couple weeks back. However, agastaches just thrive without support despite the height of some of them.  

Cutting stuff down now.....Monty was doing this last night but he copied me!  Most of the larger geraniums have been cut back over the past week or two amd they will then  make slightly smaller mounds that will flower into the autumn.  Cut cosmos too....they are too tall and will look better and more compact 

Oh, I could have posted this on evening FORKERS and been first.   Wot a shame!

Is this correct ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 11:50

Well, addict it's too,hot to read thread titles.  Just assumed that Valerian that is so widespread down here.  YOu have to make allowances for,simple Cornish guy!


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 11:47

Cooler Matty? It's hotter than ever today.  Breezy too but it seems to make  it feel hotter.

Matty, put the sprinkler on those hungover bodies!

Is this correct ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:33

Hiya addict.

  You sure?  Sounds very much like wild Valerian to me.  Has shazza said what it is?

Shazza. What does your garden label say about your plants?  

Why is this happening ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:29

Never grown cotinus royal purple as a grafted plant........?


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 08:28

Good morning everyone.  When are we going to get a summer?


Weeds and new mulch

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 00:21

I really wouldn't do that.  Best to grow cuttings on in pots and plamt out when they fill at least a 1 litre pot.  And dont put same plants in same spot.  They will not grow well at all.  

Why is this happening ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 00:17

Have you got this in the shade?  It's essentially a sun lover.  

I grow 2 cotinus bushes and neither ever produces green leaves....they start off purple and remain purple.  Cuttings too have always been purple without a hint of green.  There is a variety called Grace which is less purple .....not to my taste

Is this correct ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 00:10

Both white and red valerian....well, pink one too...are very invasive plants and not really suitable for the garden.  They grow wild on the Towans behind me.  People often dig pieces up to plant in their gardens only to later rue the day they did.  Roots go deep and wide.  

Coimcidentally, at a hospital visit today white valerian was growing in an enclosed area and was about 5' tall.  

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