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Latest posts by Verdun

black fly

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:54

Blackfly .....aphids....or black flies?   For blackly just hose them off, wash them off or rub them off.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:13

Swiss sue..   That was brilliant.  Still laughing.   


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:11

So, you would do that for me dove?  if I buy some Eremurus plants and give them to you, you will grow them in your garden for me.  I'm overwhelmed by your kindness.......( ha ha)


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:59

Hiya Matty.   I would always remove flower spike after flowering is over.  For two reasons.....neatness and to enable the root system to build up for the next year

I think I now know why my Eremurus doesn't flower.  Apparently it needs a cold winter to initiate those buds.  We don't get cold down here really.  It needs hot sunny site in summer too.   Not sure how I can arrange for a cold winter...........

Since you can grow them Matty, I would grow more of them.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:36

Swiss sue........not on any other forum.  According to some I'm Monty, momty,s dad, Monty's son, Jonathan creek and lately Sweeney Todd..........? Just who am I?


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:32

Go on show off Matty.

I have yet to get Eremurus to flower.  It has been neglected...only one plant....but it's supposed to thrive on neglect, isn't it?  It grew well in its first year but I've had it for 3 or 4 years without it doing anything.   Maybe I'll try with another plant.  So, well done Matty.  Better than me!


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:26

I think busyL sounds nice.    Obviously someone of good judgement!


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 18:19

Andy, ......enjoy your football?....

Conifers don't really stop growing....they are just slow growing when described as "dwarf"

Did you want erect,  narrow conifers?   The junipers....aurea, striata, etc.  ..can be maintained at 8' as can many others.  However, the yews...Taxus.....provide some lovely varieties that are easy to control and are easy to grow.  Standishii  is a favourite of mine...lovely olive winter colour amd yellow summer colour.  Takes hard pruning into old wood too.

There are lots of mound forming conifers too and, again, if pruned yearly, can be easily kept to size


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 18:07

Still blooming hot.  Planted few cannas where lupins were,interspersed with panicum and calamagrostis Karl Foerster. These will provide colour and form right through until November. I think panicums are vastly under rated grasses....gentle,,subtle and oozing class. (oops, thought I was talking about me then)

Cornwall is going to be inundated with visitors next week right through to September.   Oh dear!



Posted: 21/07/2013 at 11:39

Put your foot in it again Fairygirl....shoed have known better.   Ouch!

Gardening grandma, your are right to get rid of plants that don't perform or that you no llonger like.  Enjoy your spending spree...I know it will be a chore but it has to be done.

Not on water meter but pay a huge amount for water so use quite a lot of it.

Cooler.cloudier.  But still very warm ...if not hot.  All change during the week though

Looking at things to change this autumn.  Always wanted to have a couple of pools linked by mini.....very mini.."stream".  Have one pool and a "ex" now housing plants so shouldn't be too taxing.  


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