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Latest posts by Verdun

Is this tomato blight?

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 17:07
If its blight dont waste your money or time on any treatment for it. Best to get rid of those infected plants asap

Soil conditioners

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 17:05
Mushroom compost is ideal if you can get it for veg. And plenty of it. As thick a mulch as possible in the autumn.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 16:06
Lyn, dont have pampas in my garden. Nephew once caught his face on one so ripped it out there and then. Funnily enough that was a pink one. The best is Sunningdale Silver but they should all be placed away from foot traffic. The foliage really is cutting.

Tried to post a picture but forum settings wont let me........(glum smilie)
Busy, you need to tap a couple of times

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 13:56
I know,,were a little soft but the fridge has restored eatability. Plus I felt it wise to nibble the soft bits off cos they rot otherwise.
(Bit thoughtles really. They should have been wrapped in those sun proof donut bags.....incl donuts of course)

Cordyline regrowth

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 13:52
Poppy, very quickly is the answer.
I cut a tall cordy hard back every few years. Two years, maybe 3, I cut a single stemmed, 15' specimen back to the ground. It sprouted the next growing spring from an autumn cut. It is now 7' plus with 3 selected shoots.
You can do this, i.e.., select how many and where you want your shoots by rubbing out those not required.
Sorry just realised you ssked about flowers, didnt you? They dont always flower so no definite answer after all. But they will do

Cordyline regrowth

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 13:48
Poppy, very quickly is the answer.
I cut a tall cordy hard back every few years. Two years, maybe 3, I cut a single stemmed, 15' specimen back to the ground. It sprouted the next growing spring from an autumn cut. It is now 7' plus with 3 selected shoots.
You can do this, i.e.., select how many and where you want your shoots by rubbing out those not required.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 13:39
Queen of the world Wonky.....no smilies as currently on basic editor again. Go on dance to your heart's content......actually may join you. Just back to find 2 huge choc and nut bars on doorstep,with the post. .......this is where a greedy smilie should be. Whatever the reason I defo deserved it.....another greedy smilie.

Problem Phormium

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 13:31
Nerene, I see phormiums everywhere looking awful
They need to be kept young by division every 3 years and by annual removal of old and ugly leaves to leave only young and emerging leaves. Do this in spring and summer. Remove all dead stuff too. You will quickly reclaim your lovely foliage plant
Hope you havent already dug up your phormium

Is this tomato blight?

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 09:37
If it is blight there is not a lot to be done.
Blight was very much on the cards this week and think it may well be a problem now for outdoor toms and for indoor ones if insufficient ventilation

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 09:34
I actually had an orange variety of pineapple sage. I must get it again. I think there may be others??

Discussions started by Verdun

The longest flowering perennial is........

 
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Sanguisorba

 
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Caution! Virus

 
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Fowl treatment or wot?((

 
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Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

 
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Modules v insitu

 
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Why did Chris do that?

 
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My first

 
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The green of spring

 
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Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 15:47

Ok, not gardening but womderful

 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 22:07

why did we worry?

 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 19:22

Guess what this is.....

 
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Lupins a'flowering

 
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Inspiring or what?

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IT'S SO HOT STEAM IS RISING

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