Latest posts by Verdun

Begonia from plug to corms

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 21:24

Microagent, like dahlias begonia will form increasingly large tubers/corms every year.

my own begonias, after some 5 years, are now very large.  

in spring start them off early planting shallowly so the corms are clearly seen.  As shoots appear start watering.  Your begonias will produce even better flowers this year 



Posted: 01/01/2016 at 21:05


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 21:02

Yes I can make room for Dove's slice's the least I can do 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:58

Thanks Punkdoc.....wise words.  We need to stick together 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:50

a big slice Linda?  You mean a very big slice?   I could make room for more xmas cake 



Posted: 01/01/2016 at 19:12

I am sure Edd meant nothing. looks like he posted late last night.

little ann I did not suggest with any seriousness that it would please the was said to take the sting out of it all.  Trying to put it down to high jinks on new years. 

Busy is correct.....we have had weeks of innuendos/comments about poldark from fhe ladies here......which are fine by me.....and Edd has gone the other way.  Far too much.  He will know that now.

let's just move on now 


Pruning now?

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:46

Best to leave it for a few more weeks.  You could do it now...I often do...but cold or very cold weather is coming Kasjk      Impatience???  

Pentsemon problems

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:31

Peanuts, was it a blue variety? 

The TRUE blue varieties...not one named True Blue....seem very weak.  I have sought out and tried a few beautiful blues only to find they are less hardy and basically struggle after their first year.

however, I would leave it for now and see how it develops in spring.  Plenty of leaves there though so it will prob be fine 

Korean Fir

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:22

Hiya Rosa

I like this conifer.  I planted one ...not here.....and it grows pretty fast.  Not sure if it will like being in a pot.  See what others say but it needs good soil, preferably acid (which is why I don't have it myself)  and some moisture. 

I think it will struggle in a container 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 12:27

Sarcoccoca, lon winter beauty, hamameliis mollis Pallida, stocks and a couple of wallflowers providing scent right now. Too wet and windy to appreciate them though 

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