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Latest posts by Verdun

hardy pot plants

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 23:20

sorry read that wrong.  my suggestion was for summer planting only.

plant a white hydrangea or a large fern

colts foot

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 23:17

hi polly

glyphosate does work.  dull weather but dry is best for at least 5 hours.  respray new growth

Cornus refusing to grow

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:34

midwinter fire is a poor grower I find.  lacks the vigour of the others in this group.  doesnt like the hard pruning either

although cornus like moisture I would hold fire with watering.  scatter some fertiliser and lightly hoe it in. 

mine was disappointing and I dug it up.  a friend has one and it does reasonably well.  if I was to make a guess Id say midwinter fire prefers a drier situation, little or no pruning and some neglect.

not a favourite of mine anyway.  prefer elegantisssima or aurea

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:28

sorry tina.  such a small country yet such a difference in climate everywhere.  i do hope you get some sun although rain is coming our way I think.  actually, we could use the rain.....

hardy pot plants

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:17

i would fill it with new guinea impatiens...all same colour.  superb

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:58

gotta laugh though..thanks fairygirl

help.. plug plants

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:56


can you put them outside and cover with fleece?

keep them warm and protected from slugs and other pests...fleece will do this.

your plants are, as dove said, not hardy.  your plants require different conditions too...your geraniums (really called pelagoniums) need drier sunnier spots and your busy lizzies prefer cool shade


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:37

hiya stuart, sure thats a watering problem.  too mjuch moisture at roots or on foliage.  cut back on the watering.  feel maybe you are too zealous with the hose!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:25

very nice fairygirl.

the colour combination is subtle and the subject is unhindered by complicated background.  a cheeky presentation but thought provoking.  clearly a painstaking effort worthy of the Tate methinks

Underplanting aubretia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:20

always cut aubretia back hard after flowering.  they flower better on more compact plants next year.  they look awful for week or two but soon recover.

escaped schoolteacher, did you mean you wanted to plant UNDER aubretia?  not something to underplant really but you could lift the foliage and pop in crocus, snowdrops or dwarf iris

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