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Latest posts by Verdun

ID for hardy geranium please

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 17:03

Nut, think she pinched it!  

How can I move mature shrubs

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:39

Doogie, Ive never done the circle thing......more theory than necessary I think

I would do same as Blairs.  The camelia is easiest to move

hydrangea planting

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:21

Yes, they will be fine in a container for the season.  Domt forget to use ericaceous compost.  

gooseberry mildew

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:19

aspirin is a new one on me Edd.  

i dont get mildew now.  An open uncongested bush often doesnt suffer from it In my opinion

Buddies pruning

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:16


you can still prune buddleia now...ideally should have been done few weeks back.

prob mid summer with luck going into late summer for flowers.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 07:14

Why move anthemis?


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 07:13

Morning everyone

There's a strike today.  Shed deliverymen have withdrawn their labour !  Wo they like? 

How do they do it - slugs?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 23:37

Hogweed....slug pellets are an ATTRACTANT.  Use too many and you get a mass visit.  Just a few pellets ......5 to 10 I reckon.....placed around or under a plant can work well.  If it rains repeat.  

My regime is torch and salt solution at night and a few pellets on a night like this, viz., warm, misty.  It works well for me with hostas, delphiniums, heleniums etc still intact.....wont put a smiley.  You'll think I'm being smug!  Oh!  What the heck 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 23:31

Joe, cut back the flowering stems on polemoniums.   amthemis I would shear to a dome.  Plenty of time for it to flower.

Let baby plants dry out? Can't be right?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:20

I see no point in deliberately letting plants dry out generally. pelargoniums like to dry out a little and then watered well so there are exceptions

my feeling is that over watering does not encourage roots to go deep.  Water to establish plants but always have the view that eventually plants will benefit from fending for themselves

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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