Latest posts by Verdun

Tidying Lupins

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:13

No diggingdoris.  The foliage is already young and vigorous and clean.  pop the odd pellet around it or check with a torch for baby snails at this time of year.

My plant of the moment

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:11

Lovely aren't they madpenquin?  I too have this flowering right now along with several other similar types.  Enjoy your papya madpenquin?

I've become addicted to the pokers.........going for the tall ones in autumn too 

Hakonechloa macra

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:07

nice companion plants ACre And enjoying same comditions, viz., wet, cool and partial shade.  you could put potted hackonechloa in garden and grow lobelia around the pot.  Lobelia is easily divided in autumn. Pull apart into smaller pieces and pot,them up.  Water well then over winter in a greemhouse and plant out in spring.

get the hose out

Hakonechloa macra

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:04

nice companion plants ACre And enjoying same comditions, viz., wet, cool and partial shade.


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:01

Damp morning but brighter now.

got my optic grass a freebie too being the first customer.  A pack of begonia plants.  Not my thing so will give it away.   the nursery has a list of plants I want too.........

met someone I hadnt seen for a while and she gave me a hug....( re my mum dying earlier in the year).  I told her my dad died too,,a few years ago, and got another hug.  Got as far as 3 hugs when I recalled someone else dying.....  Told her donuts help the grieving process and she promised me a supply . (Hope this doesnt sound like I'm taking advantage but the hugs were nice and so are donuts...needs must )


Lobelia cardinalis 'queen victoria'

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 11:46

Yes, a lack of water ACre.  They will grow in a pond.  Of all the lobelias they are the most "thirsty" 

water well...make a rim of soil around your plant and fill with water.  Let it drain and repeat.  Check later and your lobelia will be fine

Hakonechloa macra

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 11:45

Morning ACre

i grow several plants of the ground and in pots.  Apart from not letting it dry out I find it has no pests or diseases.

it is superb in a pot.  It not only forms mounds but will cascade so being elevated they look so much better.  In large pots even better.

can post a picture...posted earlier this year anyway.....but it could be your solution ACre 


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:36

All of that please Dove 


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 07:56


howdy folks 

wet morning

tempted by scirpus cernuus........fibre optic grass.  anyone growing this?

Echi what?

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 00:02

That's it Matt.  I will post a picture as soon as they flower 

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