Latest posts by Verdun

Geranium oxonianum

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 17:45

Hiya yarrow.   Been watering too much....possilble?  Wargrave pink for me has always been a reliable long flowering plant for dryish places.

Earlier in the year did the foliage look eaten? Caterpillars have wreaked havoc this hear with them


Posted: 22/07/2013 at 17:40

Well, I'm just a 10 min walk from the beach.  1 min from the traffic for me.  Lol

Alliums with Agapanthus?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 16:15

Plant alliums like purple sensation near not too tall deciduous shrubs.  They flower above them and when they are going over the deciduous shrubs will cover the dying allium foliage.  Don't plant them too close to herbaceous perennials or grasses as you will ultimately lose them.

Butterfly bush - Budleya

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 16:04

Hiya Gid

The colour ??ou have is fixed.  Decide what colour you would, purple, etc...and you can buy that plant.  Buddleias dont need fertilisers ..good drainage and as much sun as possible is all they need.  A nice variegated buddleia with lovely foliage and purple flowers called Harlequin is available too

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 12:47

Some fantastic pictures there folks.  I'm growing heleniums for first time this year. It was always the foliage that put me off before.  I love them.  Mind you they are positioned so that foliage will be obscured in 4 weeks or so. (Aster frikartii monch is now about to flower in front of moreheim beauty )

 One combination that looks good for me is pink penstemons with geranium jolly bee. (sorry but I think it is different to Rozanne) this summer has seen both of them grow enormously and flower profusely.



Posted: 22/07/2013 at 11:48
  1. Welcome back punkdoc.  You now talking like us down ere now are ee?

Autumn Perennials

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 11:36

Oh....for some class add grasses like miscanthus Flamingo, Morning Light and Gold Bar. Graceful swaying airy flowers on 6 to 8' plants.   Oooooooozes style!

Autumn Perennials

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 11:18

Hibiscus Syracuse....lovely September flowering shrub, abelias (Confetti is a variegated gem of a plant), and, although quite tender, how about cannas?  Verbena bonariensis will flower to the frosts.  Ceratostigma and caryopteris will provide good blues in late summer as will the autumn gentians.  Japanese anemones will provide colour up,to late summer but their invasive "qualities" make them undesirable for me.  Try instead Anemone Wild Swan.  

For me late summer and autumn provide masses of colour.....masses to choose from

Ooh, me plums...

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 09:04

You should be able to identify your plums when they are ripe.  Then check against reference books, etc or take to local greengrocer.  It prob won't be an unusual variety

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 09:00

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