Latest posts by Verdun

Agapanthus and Nerine together in same pot

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 11:57

Not compatable on any level Cloggie 

best enjoy them separately...their needs are so different  and to combine them will bring out the worst in both 


Posted: 06/11/2016 at 10:01

I keep them DRY.  

good to have the corms clean so, yes, remove soil.  Best done when soil is dry.  Inspect corms for signs of rot, weevil damage etc. Frost free of course. 

I keep dry until spring and then place them on trays of compost and water very lightly.  When shoots seen I pot on and increase watering.


Posted: 06/11/2016 at 09:53

Re hellebore hybrids I remove EVERY leaf now.  A mulch too....mushroom compost is ideal but a mixture of compost and dried manure.....after a tidy up around the plants.  

By taking away all the foliage...(this helps prevent the build up of H. Black spot later)  it doesn't weaken hellebores but allows the newly emerging flower buds to be seen without foliage obscuring them. 

I grow several hellebores...doubles, singles from  white to yellow to dark purple including some with dark, almost purple, foliage.  Wonderful late winter to spring additions to any garden 

Too cold to plant out now?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 18:19

Yes another tough as old boots 

Too cold to plant out now?

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:42

The Olive and bay will be fine...have a fleece handy for the olive in cold spells.  The choisya and buddleia too will be fine....get them all planted out

those 9cm plants.......pot them on into 1 litre pots and put in the gh preference....or leave outside.  

Polys and primroses if in 1 litre pots can go out;  however, I would pot on again to grow even more before planting and remove any buds.  

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:33

No gardening today but weather has alternated between sunshine and showers.  Feeling colder.  Got an assurance of plants being available at clearance prices next month.  Got my eye on one or two beauties so hoping nobody else has  

ginger lily

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:29

Opposite problem down here.  Ginger lilies grow so BIG, so FAST and so AGGRESSIVELY.

they grow well in pots of john innes

they like warmth but not indoors 

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:23

Well ahead of the game jacqueline '

looking good there 


Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:20

Remove wormcasts when dry...anything will do.  back of a rake, lawn rake, lute anything.  Dry wormcasts will brush nicely into the grass 

A good looking lawn is a prize indeed to enhance any garden and wormcasts can spoil it if allowed to.  

Andy Murray

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:14

Well done Andy Murray.  He targeted the number one spot, went for it and got it.  pleased for him 

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