Latest posts by Verdun

black flowers and grasses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 17:30

I grow imperata with hosta Liberty.  Also with tiarella spring symphony.  



Posted: 17/10/2015 at 17:02

I will be mowing a while longer yet 

black flowers and grasses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 17:00

Is it cos I is black?

black flowers and grasses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 15:57

You still arguing Buddyboy 


Monty's Hedging

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 15:53

Jo, I have moved plants today....just as big as he did on Friday's GW. I am always moving plants...yes on a whim....but this is not the issue.   My point is he does act on a whim on so many occasins and often where a lot of money is spent.   It's not about being perfect or making mistakes at all......he does ring wholesale changes; we have all seen it on GW.  He DOES set himself up as an expert and therein lies the issue.  Of course gardening is an ongoing forever changing thing....dug out a whole border this morning......but many people watch to see planting done right first time.  

Green Magpie, the ivy is a perfect would have been more instructive if he had taken ivy from elsewhere; a plant always has some rooted bits alongside.  I moved heleniums, veronicastrums, salvia patens and kniphofias today.  All have been divided and potted.  

We have gone on about Monty before and it is a little unfair cos he is good.  But, Monty, please recognise the fact GW is for fhe viewers with small to medium gardens on average with little inclination to rip up their planting schemes every year 

black flowers and grasses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 12:18

I see faces too pp.  and hear voices 

Show me your rockeries!

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 12:14

Like it Singing gardener.........will be superb when plants take over 

Monty's Hedging

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 12:02

The real problem is that Monty....very good though he impulsive.  As indeed I am.  It means he does things on a whim and many copy him thinking he is right.  next season he is ripping it all out again and planting something else.  He can afford to do this but most can't.  I notice him too ....that huge bamboo squeezed into a pot looked and was wrong on so many counts.  Monty meeds to be aware people follow him so should think twice about his planting


Monty's Hedging

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 08:11

I think Monty moves large plants grown on elsewhere to plant out ...maybe for the cameras and prog.


Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:59

Prune autumn or spring for both 3045.  However, if in a cold area best to leave pruning honeysickles to spring 

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