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Latest posts by Verdun

Little Treasures

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 20:00
There is a nursery located at the Lizard here in Cornwall that sells rare a d unusual gems of plants. An Aladdin's Cave almost. Just as gardening grandma says enthusiastic growers and buyers locate there. Plants I have not heard of, tender and not so tender are available.

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:53
Artjak, if it's "a bit of a thug" then it's not Powys castle. Powys castle is a well behaved shrub. Think you may have one of the more invasive types and pruning will exacerbate the problem. Excavate around the bass and see if there are shoots coming way from it. Frankly there are just a couple of varieties that dont run all over the place. If you're happy for it to do that then ok otherwise I would dig it up. Sorry Artjak.

Snow drops

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 15:01
Look in the newspapers and magazines, esp weekend editions. Now is time to get them and adverts for them are plentiful. They are sold "in the green" , the best way to buy them

Suitable plants for shallow trough

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 14:57 Tresco Purpe or Cannington Roy.....will grow fast, flower all summer and survive light frosts. Minimal maintenance too. For me, get plants now and keep inside for a while or get plants in spring. Take cuttings in August ....which root by October.....and overwinter these for next year. ( do not confuse with the more tender brightly coloured osteospermums)

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 13:59
Hi Artjak. I cut it to few inches from the ground. Prob best to delay until bit warmer. You could cut half way and then further bit later.

When to prune verbena?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 13:56
I agree with Lyon. However I find seedlings produce the best flowering so I always pot a few up and discard old plants. Besides, the old plants look tatty over winter and take up space I could plant a wallflower in

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 13:53
Hi Bettina, I'm just few miles from you. Why are you freezing? It's 9 degrees here now and been sunny all morning??? And it feels so warm! Are you on top of st Ives? Anyway, nice we have another Cornish poster.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 09:01
Today's feeling quite warm....prob 5 degrees frost, snow or ice. Sun is breaking through but I think some rain is possible. Yesterday was cold so today I'm thinking again of SPRING


Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:23
Never grown Annabelle but i know of it. Interesting that it grows well in sun in your garden. Lovetogarden.
Must try to see where I can plant one

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:29
Good idea but I would love more. My young niece teased me while back....on a tv Channel programme list there was something called "up the garden path" and there were 6 or 7 consecutive issues of it during the evening. I was over the moon but then realised they were not gardening programmes. Much to my niece' s amusement!
Why arent there more gardening progs though? The demand is there and they can't be expensive to make

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