Latest posts by Verdun

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:54

Need to understand cool grasses and warm season grasses Edd 

Things you do that annoy yourself...

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:51

Oh, all the time NGCARDS.  

I jump over plants and you can be sure I will have damaged a special one.  In my haste with the hose I damage plants.

I throw secateurs or trowels away with the compost and have to search for them.

staking delphiniums or tying in tomatoes you can be sure I will break a stem.  

Im constantly treading on plants....size 11 wide shoes can squash most anything.

clearing out the gutters balancing on a step ladder that's wobbly to start with and sillily standing on the very top......and falling into a pittosporum as I leaned further out.  Comedy sketch made worse by my niece and her partner watching me. ah!  fun times 


sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:25

Sorry Edd...we posted together.  We disagree on feeding.  Don't beat me up tho will you? 

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:24

I think Caroline you mean pennisetum.  Have you got a variegated form of it?    

It is a warm weather grass, i.e. It makes its growth in early summer.  I have a couple that have recently started flowering but it is earlier down here.  Another,,Villosum, that flowers late.

no, don't move it.  Don't know about "soaring" wont make the height you bought it as.....but it will flower at about 60 to 80 cm soon enough.

don't feed it, etc., don't hurry it along.  All in due time 

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:14

hackonechloa..grass..makes a feature from early spring to late autumn.  turns copper/orange later.  a simple pelargonium makes a splash of colour all summer too


Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:11

an old ceramic sink that I turned into  a stone trough...will be used this autumn for alpines


New gardener here

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:38

Hello Sarico 

well it sounds great.  A sunny side and shady side.  

perhaps a ph test is first see what you can or cannot grow. then think about structure....the build your garden around.  Do you want a fruit and veg patch, a pool, a paving area?  Whatever,,it's all exciting stuff to think about, plan and build.



Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:31

Welcome Bushman 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:18

back to phone camera

canna tell you Edd 


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 14:31 aussie land again or its this lager 

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