Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 14:07

Liri pinched my words....... exactly that Runny.  A watering with vine weevil killer is sensible but leaves do generally look tatty right now esp if growing in sun.  my regime now is to remove faded flower stems and clear away all dead,,dying and crispy tatty leaves.  I loosen soil and water well....prob a day or so after vine weevil application....and then mulch with a little dried manure.  Come end of August heucheras are looking good again.

just come really is hot out there.  A bottle of Crabbies ginger beer going down a treat whilst I nosey into the goings on here.   Oh I say! you can't do that 

Got a over past few weeks after lifting an old hellebore......of kniphofias  echinaceas, etc., that I will post on the forum in a day or so.  In this heat I have transplanted a couple of things, in flower too.  Newbies, don't copy's not best practise.



Yellow leafs

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 13:53

Are they the bottom leaves Paul?   If so, just cut them off ....lower leaves narurally get tattier. A picture will clarify. 

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:20

Bit warmer than that today pansy....expecting 20 plus 


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:17

Being pushed around the garden in a pram Punkdoc!  

Hmmm!  Cricket if we do as well as yesterday

back from a walk to the beach.....lovely out there 

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:13

Who said we are doomed?  

12 degrees last night......




Posted: 30/07/2015 at 07:31

Hello forkers

first today....wakey,,wakey you lazeeees 

beautiful morning

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:31

Making me hungry Bob. very healthy looking plants.  To look good and taste good....what better?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:29

Lyn, it is a sterile,agastache...thus a very long flowering variety.  Heatwave.  

Runny, that hydrangea was planted late winter. it is now over 120 cm tall with more to come. In future years it will be 200 cm with annual pruning. Those huge flowers will turn white. I love it.  

I have another, Kyushu, which is slightly different but pure white right now and this is delightful.

Making cement planter

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:18

Its the peat that makes it look like stone though

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:11

Caroline, I dont mind you wishing me a happy,I still get pressies?

happy birthday for Sunday though 

and KEF's mum 

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