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Latest posts by Verdun

Honeysuckle won't flower

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:16

Gertie, the leaves will come after the flowers. ,


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:12

for me I simply use the spade.  Chop down and replant. flowering is never affected. 

Is your clump of good size Albert!  If so, this spade method is quick and easy. just water well until it flowers.  Oh!  is it in a dry spot?  Crocosmias need some moisture

How to rejuvenate a struggling azalea/rhododendron?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:36

Been watered firecracker?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:33

Winter, pinch them out.  You will simply delay flowering for a week or so but you will have much better plants. 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:31

Lovely warm day again....where is this bad weather?  (Oops! Hope I haven't tempted fate? )

big gorse fire at fhe famous Carn Brea monument. Spectacular apparently

Lavendar  beginning to flower.  Every day something new is appearing 


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:41

David, dont always grow sweet peas but always regard you as the expert.  It's the way things are that people don't always think to say thanks.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:38

Pruned large choisya, cut 2 lawns, moved and planted astramtia, planted dwarf kmiphofias, divided and both planted and potted Tissington White, and planted out a couple of echinaceas.  Got a giant white flowered osteospermum...pure white and about 4" across........and rooted cuttings have now produced flowering plants which have also been planted out.

How to rejuvenate a struggling azalea/rhododendron?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:32

Mother Hen, you have done the correct things so,I would simply let it be now to recover in its own time.  Keep it well watered during the summer.......rain water though! 

Large area Heather Planting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:28

I have a few heathers.....not an acre's worth so young plants for me.

i wish you luck will look fantastic in a few years Steve.  Hopefully, someone will have a solution for you so this will bump your thread up a bit 

How can I move mature shrubs

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:24

Frank, I move plants too whenever and whatever time.  However, ideally autumn is safest 

Discussions started by Verdun

Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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