Latest posts by Verdun

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 07:41

Nice pics folks 

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 07:39

Fantastic ...I mean nurseries out there that I use a lot.  Plants I can't  get locally I get from selected online suppliers.  

Dying conifer hedge

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:57

Amy, sorry but you won't recover that hedge.  I can see it is spreading down the line.  Possibly phytophthora and I would guess this browning has occurred very quickly....?  Say over the summer?

pruning will make no difference.

I have a large juniper with phytopthora and it has been superb.  It will be removed in autumn 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:20

Aym, used to know all the little nurseries on my travels and think I picked this up at one of these.  However, they are available generally.  There are variants of uliginosa too.  

Bit of perspective though.......the 8' group is in very good soil and well established but 5' plus is to be expected 

Bare root wallflowers

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:15

Silverlight, best to get these physically Locally.  Bare root should be large plants.  

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:08

A magcal salvia indeed.....I have a clump that soars way above my head......poss 8' ...and it will flower into winter.  "Boring old caradonna " will have long lost its flowers by then.  

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:48

Aym, great you want to grow stuff from seed....the essence of gardening after all....but for me named varieties are the way to go.  You can select exactly what you want.

 The "happy" feel, aym?  Most everything I grow gives me that but what a nice way to see things 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 20:16

Helenium is Mardi Gras.......a shorter variety but all the heleniums get much taller down here.  Got several varieties in flower from yellow to orange to red...Hot Lava.

I have Mardi Gras with salvia Uliginosa elsewhere that I like Aym......will posf a picture if I remember.  Don't think Red Thunder would is a far more lightweight airy plant that picks up the red/brown well I think. 

Flattered you think that plant's from Rosemoor but no, it's all mine aym 

Geraniums dying off spots on leaves

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:10

Ah culum!  Those concentric circles are not what I published after I posted.   Ceres may be right.  

A poorly plant offen suffers a variety of problems.....I think a pest is present too.  

Let us know how you get on but at least try cutting back etc 

Geraniums dying off spots on leaves

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:05

Culham, then cut it back hard now and see what happens.  If new growth is healthy it is clear of virus.    If it is virus you will have to destroy them so nothing to lose by trying.  It's how I manage 30 or 40 plants here 

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