Latest posts by Verdun

Remove bush in lawn without damaging driveway

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:52

Iloveapplepuff ,  I think you are over worrying this but a picture will help to ID both the plant and situation.  


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:22

Oops! Meant Wrexham buttercup 


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:21

Prize?  What prize?  Surely I Should have won that? 

I ordered Tawney King Dove?  Wanted Wrexham Gold but not in stock right now.  

Divided lobelia hadspen purple this morning.  Lovely plant.  Should set off helenium double trouble behind. My divided viola plants 

Very mild here but dampish at times.

Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:11

Mine, including a damaged one, are at least 60 cm tall.  

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:09

Got to say I thought Monty pronounced it nip hofia.  He emphasised the word NIP.  Anyway, he is persuasive or has something about him......I have ordered couple of pokers despite not ever really liking them.  Prob setting is everything so I've already established a spot to,disguise the foliage but see those late  summer pokers

Heathers Going Brown

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:17

Use ericaceous john Innes.  I think it's the lime in your soil.  I don't grow vulgaris because, although my soil is neutral, it's too alkaline for them.  Carneas thrive here ...they don't mind lime.

i wouldn't add perlite either


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:14

Could hide it between Agastache black adder, Buddleia buzz ivory to one side, taxus coppershine in front and pittosporum Irene Patterson on other side.  The foliage would not be seen but flowers would be.  


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:10

Morning Fiona . Warm welcome 


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:02

I remember you asking about it Dove.  It's the foliage I don't like...too coarse 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:00

Basically think of your late flowering they flop for you? get too leggy?  sedums and heleniums esp benefit from cutting back in spring.  It's not quite the same as pinching back which I do on everything....this is just to encourage busyness and discourage single main stems.  

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