Latest posts by Verdun

Which are your favourite Campanula

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:49

Grow carpatica and birch hybrid (this flowers all summer).  Dicksons Gold is a lovely yellow evergreen mound.  

the yellow is fascinating Kathy.  Beautiful Trust is one I will research

Leycesteria formosa--advice please

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:43

Much better plants for the space 


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:42

Lola by the kinks  Barry manilowe?  Not for me

Runny, just don't log into your account via this email.  Don't....obviously....give any info at all.  My received scam requested bank details, personal details and it was clearly a scam.  However,,some will fall for it.

best thing Runny is to directly log into your paypal account and check your activity.  Always log out too afterward. basically if you keep private your details you will be safe. however I currently check bank and card details every day but at least twice a week. i think we are at the start of a smarter and more aggressive system of scams.   scary! 

I like some of Phil Collins' music too Snow.   Bet his re leases are changed though.  Dire Straits for me 

hey folks!   Warm today but summer is back this weekend.   (The experts said coldest winter to come ...bah!)



Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:45

Best not to Gertie I think 

a lot of scams lately.  Yesterday I had a pay pal scam.  we need now to be ever more vigilant 


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:42

I only dig them up to divide them and did one today. Cut the stems down to the base.  When dug up they are then turned upside down in the gh and potted up a few days later. 

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:36

similar to Colin......I took out 3 large begonia tubers/corms over the weekend and they are upside down and drying off well In the gh.  Checked for firmness, weevils and general condition.  Mild here so for me this will be sufficient.  However, newspaper, fleece or dry compost will ensure winter survival. My corms are about 5 or 6 years old

Looking after Dahlias

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:30

Hiya Labradoodle.  Yes keep dry.  Put dahlias upside down in gh to allow any moisture to run out.  Then keep dry and fleeced over winter.  In spring start lightly watering and increase as growth shows.  Pot on and keep watered.  Develop large plants before planting out for best display 

Gardening success

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:26

Doogie, well done so far.  Just keep plants well watered during dry spells.  Next spring water well and then mulch.  Make sure they dont dry out next summer 


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:22

Dove, i too wondered about Angela 17......

lola sounds a bit kinky Dove....!!!

very warm day.  

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:13

Bonsai Marc, I think you have answered your own question by mentioning the wind.  i think acid soil is preferred but at least neutral and moist.  Partially shaded too

I planted one for a friend in spring.......neutral moist soil in part sun part shade and protected from strong cold winds.  It has done well there.

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