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Latest posts by Verdun

Can an architectural graduate move into garden design?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 13:35
Hey, cristopher2. You got my name.!!! How did that,happen? Well, almost! The post earlier was not made by me

Cosmos & Verbara

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 13:31
Bookertoo you only do that cos you're too mean to buy a choc bar. Keeping it indoors is a good idea. I find the scent outside and low down is elusive so will grow mine in conservatory by front door

What have you achieved in the garden after a bad day at work?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 23:27
Sometimes I take it out on heavy punchbag but today I started to fill in an old leaking pool. By mid winter I hope to have a new planted area that, in my head, will be fantastic.!

Cosmos & Verbara

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 23:19
Well senettii is bit different to verbena., however, I have managed to experiment a bit with this plant but that's another story. As sotongeoff says neither will,overwinter

Cosmos & Verbara

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 20:28
Your cosmos is an annual, unless it's chocolate cosmos, and will die soon. Verbena should be overwintered in greenhouse/coldframe, etc. Cut Verbena back a little.

japanese onions

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 20:24
Lickle den, you said they are growing so no need to cover. I cover only when first planted to stop birds pulling them up. As soon as green shoot appears remove cover. No, don't water during the winter

Begonias and Pelargoniums (geraniums)

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 20:20
Tabley, well I agree with your advice. If kept dry pelargonium will overwinter in an unheated greenhouse. In Cornwall admittedly it is milder but the principle of keeping plants dry is important. I have family in Yorkshire who do same thing. However, cover with fleece too. I sense I may stir the pot a little....................

Talkback: How to lift and store dahlias

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 20:09
Helen, you deserve to succeed with your dahlias. Such determination despite the setbacks. Bet you get great plants next summer

What will happen to my Cotinus?!

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 20:05
Rebecca, You have nothing to worry about. I cut my cotinus hard back every year at this time of the year. Ive yet to do it so far this year but will do so over the next 4 weeks. You will have bigger and better foliage next year because of it. So. Relax, ok?

Container plant -acid and shady

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 17:58
Acorus is a yellow evergreen "grass" that would look good and grow well in this environment. I have it at the base of a purple Acer in a pot in the shade. Jack Frost has white/pale green foliage with blue flowers and,this would look good too in this spot.

Discussions started by Verdun


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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Black...good or yuck?

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Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

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Yellow is the colour.......

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I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

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Oh eck

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An ENVY thread....

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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