Latest posts by Verdun

look wot she did to me........

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:32

Hope they dont roast me Jo 

thanks Susan.........past its best now I think 

Echi what?

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:29

Got a couple coming tomorrow Matt.   You like them? 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:27

Superb Fairy.  Dense and perfecf colour 

Erysimum Bowles Mauve

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:22

No Jo, don't move it.  It will sulk...prob die.  They are short lived shrubby perennials that will flower non stop.  They get very woody after a year or two

I keep mine for about 2 years and then discard.  

cuttings are easy.....non flowering shoots from low down root quickly and will make flowering plants next summer


Posted: 10/08/2015 at 18:07

Been a sweltering day......

after camcelling an ebay order a couple of weeks back it duly arrived today. despite the correct label they have supplied the wrong plant.  a variegated wallflower but I have them anyway.  Not in ideal condition but I can salvage it.  Hopefully I wont be charged for it 

most of my cannas are now flowering....they will continue now through into late autumn

lobelias tanya and hadspen purple are about 120 cm tall.  after flowering I will divide them to grow as bigger groups next year.  Esp Tanya with its purple foliage....much better than the old queen Vic.  

Dead heading

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:54

Jo, you need to cut back asap after flowering.  As already said dont cut into old wood. Probably you will be able to cut quite a bit off.  If they are part of a hedge shear to nice even surfaces top and sides.  

I have kept a lavendar hedge for several years now and it has been superb.....hard pruning and a well drained sunny site and your lavendar will be long lived. 

look wot she did to me........

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 14:51

just cos I said something about the Scots look wot Fairy did to me....turned me into a grasshopper 

ok...I apologise Fairy 



Posted: 10/08/2015 at 07:03

Torrential rain in the early hours.  Still wet.  Very humid last night.  Brightening up in an hour or so 

My plant of the moment

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 22:54

Plant Id & Plant division

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 22:33

If mine, I would divide that agapanthus voyagerxp.  And do it immediately after flowering. You may lose flowers next year but hopefully not if you can divide without overly disturbing each separated clump. A neatly cut agapanthus may not even know it has been divided 

Try to get as big a clump as possible....take the time to get it all up in one go.  Use a serrated knife or saw and replant asap.  Water well.  I would do it asap whilst comditions are warm.  I wouldnt be too greedy.....just a couple of clumps

I have divided ferns But not often. divided a jap painted fern earlier in the year and successfully.

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