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Latest posts by Verdun

encouragement for azaleas

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:59
It's their natural style jack
Some varieties though are upright and others not
Just choose those varieties that are more upright.
I grow quite a number of them......many,of,them in full bloom now.....
You can prune for,shape I I do for many,of my plants....but azaleas, Rhodos etc are best not pruned and allowed to grow as they naturally would
They tend to become quite rounded in time

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:49
Hiha Shirley, best outside now I think. Some varieties are slower than others
I have sum n substance with leaves 5" long now but most others barely showing,shoots. But they will grow fast now

Cannot propagate new guinea impatiens

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:47
Hiya. Cris
Just posted to another Cornish guy on the forum.....we are taking over!
I tried but just can't do it.
Do they take well in pots of compost after?
Will try again. Thanks

Potting on or Planting out?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:43
Afternoon hellcat,
Porthtowan not too far away.
Didn't get frost here but some places did ....glad you brought your plants in
Always important to harden plants off
Enjoy this brilliant sunshine hellcat ...

Metal obelisk or willow wigwam for sweet peas?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:35
I bought galvanised metal rods from iron merchant years back to,make a garden arch. Indestructible, discreet and perfect support for two honeysuckles.
I erected galvanised steel,poles for a friend and secured them,with galvanised wire at the top ...were initially meant for sweet peas but now supporting clematis Montana and again will last forever.
Bamboo canes,for temporary,structure but for permanent support best to ,make your own. Many of these metal self assembly kits are over priced and short lived.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:28
Lovely sunny and cold last night though


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:26
Dove lime Ricky is lovely for me. Had to try different spots but it's now in a partially,shady shady as I can give it....and it glows.
I've got some yellow ones but they're more tricky.....light is very bright down here and the yellows seem to resent it
I think lime Ricky on a,shady,position may be what,you are looking for. More of a greeny yellow but eye catching I think
I grow quite a few Heucheras.....some are no trouble at all,,usually,the purple, red or near black ones, and they do add a different colour and feel to,the garden

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:16
A joy to see happymarion.
Would like to hear your talks they're inspiring


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 08:12
Morning everybody
Everybody is so busy.....sun does that I think
Domt know that Heuchera Brum......will check it out
I have scores of perennials, etc in large pots in the greenhouse, conservatory and outside. Cant think about buying more plants
Had a couple of cuttings of salvia Amistad last autumn and the plants are big now. Pinched back three times to ensure bushy plant. This is a new salvia..the colour is out of,this world. Already planned where it will go.....well. I prob will change my mind before I finally plant it
Hope everybody has happy weekend

What has happened???

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 23:03
Yes mummymp you may keep your wellie boots on.
Often I'm so impatient to do something in the garden that I do so in my socks. Needless to say I'm forever buying socks

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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