Latest posts by Verdun

Overwintering begonias

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:29

Have you checked there is no tuber Patricia?

they are quite easy to overwinter.  Dry and frost free.  Don't be eager to start them too soon again in spring.  They are best started off again in shallow trays concave side upwards.  When you see shoots pot them up.  

Poldark returns

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:25

aym, you are quite right.....he is pretty small for a cornishman. 

Never watched Poldark but the scenery is sure to be the star of the show......even tho it is wet today ! 

Grass ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:18

Pennisetum Villosum folks.......grow it here in several places..    Delightful floaty and tactile. 

Slightly tender in some places and will grow well in a pot Chicky 

Have I killed my lawn with evergreen?

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:14

I'm confident enough now to hand distribute lawn feed etc.  Any new product or new formulation I read beforehand....well, I try to 

the key is to water within a day, never in the morning of a hot sunny day and ideally in the early evening 

Last edited: 03 September 2016 12:15:41

Sumac Garden Tree

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:10

Dave, yes I guess so   The Sumac will go both sides of that fence 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 07:48

We need to appreciate a little more.  To aay, "hey thanks"".   

no programme will be to everyone's taste but, come on, GW last night was very good indeed.  We had an hour of, as posy put it, "plant pornography", an expert plantsman about to develop his garden and it was packed.  The weather forecast?  Blimey!  It took just a couple of minutes 

Sumac Garden Tree

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 00:15

Sorry Irishgardener,,it is true 

i was lucky when I first got into gardening because a friend told me to yank it out as soon as planted.

a neighbour has one  in his garden and the suckers have gone under his street boundary hedge to push up in the pavement.  As many tales about Sumac as about bamboo.

New GW...??

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 23:24

Love delphinium feature too .....will add walton Benjamin to my wish list. 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 23:20

Brilliant prog. all about plants so I enjoyed it.   

7 More to come 

Transplanting hydrangeas

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:00

Good "cunning" plan bulkerb.

yes, you can do that however you can plant out from pots now.  

You might as well plant them out now......soil is warm and moist; perfect.  Soak in bucket of water and tease oit roots.  Dig in lots of compost and dried manure.  Water well.  Mulch .  They will be fine 

I have plants here plunged in the ground still in their pots waiting for me to dig up a large conifer in a a few weeks. if the ground was ready I would plant them out now though 

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