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Latest posts by Verdun

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 08:28

Blue in a pot?  Try convolvulous maritima.  It's a perennial cascading velvety purple blue plant.  It needs very little maintenance and will cascade to the ground.  It's a real eye catcher

Watering tomatoes

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 08:24

Morning itallophile

Too much watering and feeding is prob my issue too.  So I will hold back bit more this summer


Posted: 31/05/2013 at 08:19

Morning everyone

 Macmillan cancer care is brilliant.  I lost a sister....aged cancer and Macmillan were so good.  It's something I support regularly

Matty it's so easy for us to say dont worry so much but we all do it. But optimism, positive thinking and taking each day as it comes is the way I think.  You are right to be proud of your daughter.  Gardening helps me too.  I would have said this in a pm but I'm sure I speak for all of us ...your forum friends......when I say we wish you and your daughter all the very best.

Be happy Matty

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 23:53

Perhill nurseries are very good.  They supply small but prices too are small.  You buy to grow on before panting out.

Woottens are excellent .....large plants  delivered perfectly.  There are others too that are very good.

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 22:51

Don't usually buy too much from crocus but have couple of plants,due from them tomorrow.  I find they are pretty good.

Jimmy, I would inform crocus that you are not satisfied with their compensation and ask for full reimbursement


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 21:24

Nice sunny position.  

I have them outside all year...west Cornwall.....and they flower in the winter when it's mild.  

However where you are, Just as you say Victoriajane, put them outside in pots or in the garden and bring them in for the winter.  Although its warmer now it's prob better to leave them outside during the day and bring them in overnight just for a few days.  If you decide to keep them in pots put them into larger ones.  Don't over water either


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 21:16

Yep. Geranium

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 21:13

Not are a greedy fairy...Fairygirl. Ha ha

Impatiens (Busy Lizzies)

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 19:49


It is fair to say you were not sold diseased plants....unless you think they looked a little  suspect?.....but those varieties are now prone to disease.  They are likely to be affected.  

You could contact tresco manager and imform him of the situation.  He probably doesn't know too much about plants but may discuss a solution with ??ou.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 19:40

One blue I cannot grow is the blue poppy.....meconopsis baileyii.  Is it now betonicifolia?

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