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Latest posts by Verdun

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:30
Cineraria cuttings best in half perlite and on the very edge of pots but kept moist ...covered in polythene bag out of direct sun.
However can be layered too

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:15
Fairygirl, you read my mind.
Thought about purple and white too and, of course, my grasses. Got inky blue salvia and considered white cosmos
It's that time of the year, isn't it, where we scheme for the perfect garden....colour combination and foliage contrast.?
Oh, you mean Sid James!


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:11
Think he is busy in his garden and forgotten us
Need his advice soon on my standard fuschia so here's hoping.......

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:08
Told summer to come fairygirl


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:02
Morning everybody.
I'm chauffeur again today but determined to get some salads sown.
Cloudy but warm
Hey! Where's Brumbull?

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 07:51
I grow hostas in terracotta and plastic pots. I don't really notice any difference.
I think metal in a hot summer would be inhospitable for hostas....would never do that. Appearance wise. Terracotta is better, more stable. I prefer hostas in terracotta
Dove, you are absolutely right about pots within pots creating havens for slugs n snails cos that's exactly,what happens. I use copper tape around the rims of pots too

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 22:55
Only joking....

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 22:54
Fairygirl yes blue n yellows for softies..........
Going for red, yellow, purple and pink all over the garden interpolated with bright variegated and spotty foliage.. Classy, dont you think?????

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 22:49
Talking of hostas, where's Brum?

Ground Cover Options?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 22:46
Seems ideal for wild meadow planting. Dig it in or weedkiller later when you decide what to do
Heathers too.....the carnea, winter type....would do well there. Lovely yellow foliage, orangey red foliage, grey green and green plus late winter and early sring flowers

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