Latest posts by Verdun

Honeysuckle near the sea

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:39


I think most cultivated honeysuckles will suffer with salt winds.  Here, I am near the sea but sheltered by walls and trees so they grow well.  

Solanum alba is worth checking out as is summer jasmine.  

Yes, Monty's new plant is Scentsation but many new plants prove disappointing.  I am an avid collector of new plants but I now dispense with the hype and thoroughly research them before buying

there are some amazing scented honeysuckles that have been tried and tested if you still want to plant one  

The longest flowering perennial is........

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:29

Sounds like Totally Tangerine Tooey.  Here too.  

Ha ha, your dad clearly had oldest part so you need to give him some of yours in autumn.  I divide every 2 years,,sometimes every year and they thrive on it 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:25

Obelixx, point taken.....

Let's ALL call off the attacks.....from now 

Thin out fruit on a new blackcurrent?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:54

Nick, no need to but in autumn apply a thick mulch .....I use a mixture including dried manure......

blackcurrants are very hungry plants.....feed them well and they will feed you well 

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:51

PP, a motorbike chick?  I now see you in a different light 

an impact with a stationary van destroyed the bike but left me intact.  Cars now but what better in the sunshine than a bike? 

Relocation of plant

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:42

Morning Coulson

make sure you get its root system up will then move easily

sun, sun and sun.  Good drainage. Water it initially but then leave it 


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:39

Luke looks too wet to me......don't water it 

your wallflower...Bowles Mauve.....likes it free draining and sunny.  It flowers itself to death so take cuttings every year.  Buy another and take cuttings from it.  Your cuttings will root quickly and make new plants for next year 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:35

Got it on the other thread Busy .     

Leggy pieris shrub

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:32

Yep agree. You can mound up a mulch but burying a pieris?  No

burying lavendar?  I know some recommend it but I would love to see a picture of someone who did this and still has lavendar.

lavendar has a limited life....although my last lavendar hedge was many, many years old.  It was pruned annually but grew in light,,airy sunny soil.  I would not mulch let alone bury lavendar.  When it gets "leggy" it is telling you to replace it 

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 11:25

Ha ha Stevo....nor me 

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