Latest posts by Verdun

Very dry, sandy, sunny, narrow border

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 00:02

Nepeta, agree with sedums, bonariensis,  artemesia powys castle, thymus silver posie (makes a taller mound of silver topped with pink flowers right now), santolinas...check out the hellow foliaged variety lemon fizz....caryopteris, osteospermums, agastaches, euryops, dwarf pittosporums like Tom Thumb, verbena homestead purple, anthemis, heathers, the winter sort, festucas, dwarf stipas, phormiums, gauras, helichrysums, libertia, variegated spireas,,pinks, veronicas, salvias, penstemons, perovskia, juniper blue star,

i commend you Happy flower for planting according to your will make llfe bith for you and your plants much easier


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 23:48

With you on this Tetley.  Love choisyas and also trim them to make neat evergreen mounds when not flowering. still pursuing the mew dwarf variety..whute dazzler

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 22:38

Sanjy, you couldn't help yourself though could you?  Me?  I never succomb to such temptation........

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 22:35

Yep Matt...a begonia ...firecracker I think, something like that. Ive had it a few years now.  Grown very tall this year ...already over 100 cm.   Its the angle but it is in a pot much closer to me when I took photo 


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 20:59

Now is perfect time Arthur.   choisyas respond well to pruning hard. If you can, cut back to green shoots but into old wood still ok

Die back on my cornus.

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:52

Hiya kevin

midwinter fire inclines to do that.

just prune back to healthy shoots....not too much, just remove those dead pieces 

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter fire'

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:38

Lily, wait until autumn now before you move them.

midwinter fire, for me, is fickle.  You cannot prune them as you do the already said, light pruning only.

i cannot grow them well at all but for a friend I have managed to get it to thrive. mainly by not fussing it too much I think

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:08

is that a paniculata variety Davids?  like that.

a view to include my "classy" gaillardias 



Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:22

Hot again now.  Had some rain this morning

 Matty, your veronicastrum likes moisture.  Could it be a little dry?  Esp if recently planted.  Nice dog 

saw my cousin and he seems happier in the knowledge he is better in the hospital than he would be at home right now.  However, he ate all the grapes I took him..... Luckily I pinched a couple on the way in .  Dont worry folks, staff gave me some biscuits so I was ok 

Re Plantings from pots to garden

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:17

Yes,  I would do it now Benita 

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