Latest posts by Verdun

Geum sand Heuchera

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:00
Geums? Simply divide in autumn
Heucheras are only healthy for 3 years or so and then get woody ...and ugly.
Dig them up after flowering and pull them apart. Replant...ideally elsewhere....or pot up. They recover quite quickly to make excellent plants for the following year.
I divide heucheras,preempt their legginess and to provide more plants
Those tiny geum pieces, ERICSMUM, I would pot up amd grow on. I think you may be growing your geums in poor or too dry soil. They need good moisture


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:52
Hey, is the forum having probs again with smilies, etc?


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:51
I return plants for all sorts of reasons...genuine of course. Be prepared for argument but accept you have the right to return goods if not up to standard. And, get compensation if you bought a plant several momths ago and find its flower colour was imcorrectly named.
Most reputable gc's will accept's their first shrug of the shoulder you have to ignore. Always ask for the manager....often the person you are speaking to will then offer to accommodate you. Then,,,,,and only then,,,do you remove your hands from his throat....

J Parkers let down

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:38
Look, parkers, T & M, etc., have so many......SO MANY ....complaints aired here that there is obviously something wrong. These people aren't making it all up.
There will be satisfied customers but I'm not one of them.
One thing is certain......nobody will get top quality plants from them. Nothing that will show flowers for at least a year and probably longer.
Buy seeds from T& M....they are fine. Bulbs too. But steer clear of their plants. They will arrive in a matchbox and a hefty postage charge.

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:35

Come on Bushman...,now you're just fishing for clues 

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:37

Yes.............clues I gave.....Mint equals meant.   Ho hum, hum,hum.....humming bird plant.


Gardening & what else?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:35

TheHappyGrower, why not post your photos and art on Camera corner thread? 

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:33

Bumping this,up

Which Plant would you like to be?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:18

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:16

Come had a clue that makes it eeeeeeeeesy

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