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Latest posts by Verdun

Online plant ordering

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:26

No Sam.  Don't just stick to Crocus. ,there are so many excellent plant suppliers out there.  Crocus is average...good but average.  

There will always be some satisfied customers with Parkers, T & M, etc., but a huge number of unhappy ones.  They supply tiny bare root things and they are not cheap.  By and large these companies are RUBBISH ....with due respect to those who are satisfied customers.   They are fine for seeds, bulbs etc but that's all 

I buy most plants online now.  Excellent quality large plants that can often go straight into the garden and look good immediately or soon.

dicentras delivered today are in flower.....almost there anyway.  Hardened off but I always protect slightly for a day or two to make sure.  I now have white dicentra flowering with hellebores, blue pulmonaria, dadodills, as though it has always been there.

check out the "good guys" thread.  If there are certain plants you want ask us here.  Many dedicated plantsman suppliers out there 

Leaf curl

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:15

I remember you recommending this last year Bob.   must look into it 

Splitting Geranium Rozanne

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:20

Nadia, it should be an easy and successful operation.  

Try digging a chunk from the side ....I think you need to get a decent size for it to grow away quickly.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:31

Sowed more carrots, transplanted peas, moved a camellia .  Not too much sunshine but very pleasant conditions.  Rain coming I think so will help settle it all in 

Leaf curl

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:23

Another batten attached to the bottom of polythene and pegged down Chrissy

......the good guys

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 10:51

Jacksons nurseries again equals the good guys.  Received dicentras and Buddleia buzz Magenta this morning. excellent plants perfectly packed and now planted

Fuschia fuss

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 08:23

Fuschias both outside and indoors are growing away well.  A couple of outdoor varteries, tender really, are now showing new shoots. when they're ready  I guess.

however, check for vine weevils

Penstemon & salvia

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 08:20

No BluebellMel your penstemon will be fine.  It's time to do that now.  I cut mine hard to leave 6" or so of stems.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 08:16



Posted: 01/04/2015 at 08:14

Hello forkers 

dry, calm and bright morning.  Very mild.

expecting a plant parcel today...could be 2 

hope everyone has good day 

news to me, but did you know there will be an election of some sort next month.  What's that about ?

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