Latest posts by Verdun

Will my hydrangea flower

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:34

First thought was frost.  If so it should recover.

in a pot so it may need feeding....give it a feed

 Not  up on fungal diseases on hydrangeas but this is a possibility.  

I would feed and ensure it doesn't dry out and see how it develops



Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:28

Hello forkers 

almost boring now .........another bright sunny day.  Not as cold as yesterday morning.

have good day folks 


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 23:24

Nikki, the border is 2 inches deep and across??

Overwintered Dahlias

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 23:22

Just a little water at the right time will produce a lot of growth now.  Not just with dahlias but with many herbaceous Perennials. As soon as I see the beginning of green shoots I water and then water more according to growth. Not before though 

Planter/climber advice - how to hide messy brickwork?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:44

Doesn't look to ugly a wall to me Sam.  a camelia in a pot?  Evergreen.  Spring flowers.

Could you make a low planter using same brick colour?

I'm in a quandary -

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:41

never felt the need for a heated greenhouse. on average a cool greenhouse is warm enough over winter for most things down here


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:28

Clari. Hmm! Your fire engine may be difficult to park down here.  Parking, esp charges, is a big issue down here currently.  Risen by 40% this year.

18 degrees plus in this area today....more in my walled garden.....and expected to be same tomorrow.  Got few more delphiniums, foxgloves and echinaceas in today but siting the Buddleia buzz magenta is driving me mad......maaaaad, I tell you.  Looking for the perfect spot but, really, I will need to compromise.  Divided snowdrop clumps time I see them flower wwill be 2016.  Where is time going?

Sea Holly

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 16:49

No imagination Punkdoc.  That's me!

although I also have a dwarf purple berberis behind another clump and I thought that looked pretty good too.

Sea Holly

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 15:56

for me Eryngiums/sea hollies grow well on well drained sandy soilin full sun.  I also grow a variety called Jade Frost, a variegated form, that is a delight 

can't easily move them...they form a rap root.....but they are very hardy and easy.  

I have a yellow potentilla and euonymous emerald and gold behind and to the side 

Bargain Plants

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 11:55

Plants for pennies.....great! 

Plants for free.....donutsmrs!  After flowering divide those polyanthus and replant or pot up 

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