London (change)
Today 26°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 23°C / 15°C

Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

What is this poor little thing?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:42

Dracaena palm/cordyline   We call them dracaenas down here in Cornwall. They grow everywhere hence lots of Dracaena Avenues, streets, etc 

What is this poor little thing?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:40

Looks  like a dracaena palm to me......pictures not great on iPad.

You have done the right thing.  Dont overwater it.  

It is hardy but growing under a bush is not ideal.  It likes open sunny even windy spots.  

I would keep it in its pot for a while but if you have an open situation ...once it starts to 

produce fresh leaves.......best planted in the ground.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:30

Hello forkers

Politics dominates the eurovision contest.  We has a good song but not the best.

wild swan is an anemone.  Introduced only 3 - 4 years ago.  None of the invasiveness of Japanese anemones.  Longer flowering.....mine flower all summer long......pure white flowers with delightful blue reverses.  Wild Swan is a true beauty.  

Brilliant warm sunshine but the odd shower.  I think it will be mainly dry.  

Might pay a visit to local nursery......well, I am passing!.........cos she is ordering a few argyranthemums for me.  

Whatever your weather, have good day folks 

Acer Bloodgood leaves

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:22

Morning Coys

Can you give more info?

Is it in a pot or in the ground?

Is it windy, very wet or exposed there?  Have you been overly keen with the hosepipe?

Any signs of new shoots?  

Pest-wise, vine weevils are partial to acers. 

How big is your plant?  Is it small?

Since you bought this in January you should be able to return this plant to GC for replacememt/refund 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:57

Dove, I think being told he's great is as good as the pay rise for your son in law.  It's why my niece decided to go elsewhere because she felt under valued.  She is only 20 but knows her worth.    Praise, if genuine, is such a boost. 

Well done Stacey.  You will love Wild Swan.  Just make sure it's got some decent compost in the hole.  a tad of dappled shade, methinks too helps. Sounds like a cracking garden you have there.  

Oooo, forgot.  Congratulations Busy Lizzie. 

 

Cuttings

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:46

A friend....I'm always called upon to do her garden (5 plus acres).....wanted her lovage moved.  It was a massive clump so I simply dug it up, cut it in half and replanted one piece and the other was claimed by someone else.  After 4 years or so iI is again a large clump. However, it was done in the autumn.

I think you can take root divisions even now but I would cut a generous piece from it.  Not sure it is a pot plant though.

Sorry, cannot advise re tree peony.  Not something I grow.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:48

Another round of planting.......agastache Tangerine Dreams, a new one for me, planted next to salvia patens, pale blue version. Just one more plant to go in this bed to complete it. Allium purple sensation is currently occupying the space but will move it after flowering.  I think it's how I want it but I'm sure I will change something 

Been lovely day....showers locally but not here......friends in high places.....but windy. 

 

 

Photinia Pink Marble - Pot-grown trees

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:25

Hiya Mariposa

I would use bigger pots.  Would use john innes...number 3...and prune them back a little to shoots lower down.  

I grow this in the ground......best in the ground.......and prune twice a year.  I prune now and again in late AugustSeptember to keep them bushy. 

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:19

I pot them up for following year.  Dig with nice rootball.  I would not keep,them all...how many do you want?  They seed every year.  I repot as they grow so have 10 or so large plants for this year.  I do not usually keep them for more than one year.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:03

Hiya Scott.  Not as vigorous as some geraniums and "flatter".  Flowers for ages too.  I wouldn't "squeeze" it in though...give it at least 50 cm.  linum perenne goes well with it I think or tulbaghia.  

Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

Replies: 12    Views: 303
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 23:34

Spring onions

Replies: 9    Views: 226
Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 23:12

Oh come on......

Replies: 59    Views: 1307
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 13:51

Alan's new series

Replies: 36    Views: 856
Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:05

When is a scented rose not......?

Replies: 7    Views: 215
Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

Replies: 13    Views: 316
Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

Replies: 7    Views: 294
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

Replies: 22    Views: 666
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

Replies: 3    Views: 142
Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 20:31

Been knipped.......

Replies: 15    Views: 400
Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

Replies: 26    Views: 659
Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Replies: 37    Views: 1146
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

Replies: 22    Views: 856
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

Replies: 31    Views: 881
Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

Replies: 15    Views: 434
Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46
1 to 15 of 216 threads