Latest posts by Verdun

Festuca Blue

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 15:08

it will turn blue if in sunshine and in a reasonably dry spot

blue foliage, like silvers and greys, tend to be more green in darker, damper weather. 


Posted: 15/03/2017 at 14:54

Ha ha sound tempted though 

Stipa tenuissima pruning?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 14:50

Andy, yes it is usually evergreen in most places   

look, your choice. Either way your grass will be fine.  

I trim back because the foliage looks green and fresh for the rest of the summer.  Because they get untidy and look unkempt I divide mine in spring.  They pull apart easily and I pot them up and plant out into the garden in a few weeks.  Or plant them out as a group of 3 or 5.  They tend to support one another better too like that I think 

its a learning curve it with one plant and compare it to the others in mid to late summer.  Most grasses like tennuissima, festucas and many carex benefit from regular division.  I find stipa arundinacea gets very big and division keeps it compact

Suitable compost for blueberry plants

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:38

What to feed cuttings and seedlings?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:37

Sorry Perki, didnt see you there. We agree about f, b and bone and mulching 

What to feed cuttings and seedlings?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:36

Sorry Craigh...waiting for others to say something 

in the ground your delphiniums, if they are of decent size, wont need a lot of feeding. 

Too much feeding produces lush foliage so another sprinkling in 4 or 5 weeks sounds fine......prefer fish blood and bone though.  However, more in agreement with Hogweed about mulching too......keep stems free and be vigilant for slugs

they could  have flower buds in 6 weeks Craigh. If you deadhead asap it is possible to have 3 lots of flowers.  I had this last year but two lots is the norm 

(I grow on delphiniums until they fill 1 litre or better still, 2 litre pots and then plant out) 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:23

No aym......dahlias everywhere.  In greenhouses and outside.  You can order any variety you like and they will grow it for you.  Just opposite St Micnaels can see the sea.  In summer a riot of colour and fields of blue agapanthus are pretty special 

Suitable compost for blueberry plants

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:19

Acid compost Miss Krissy........go for a soil based ericaceous compost and don't overpot. If you have 3 different varieties that is ideal.  Dont feed those babies either......there will be enough food for them to grow away well for now 

Festuca Blue

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:16

is it indoors/gc by any chance Meomye?  It will be greenish if so

if it is in a well lit sunny position it will regain its blue foliage but I found it needed dividing every couple of years, about now, for best foliage colour.  bigger clumps are never as blue.   

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 07:11

ah! Dahlias.

some new ones from the National Dahlia Collection.....not far from here....I am looking forward to seeing in my own garden this year.

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