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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 26/04/2013 at 23:27

Hey, where's Verdun?  Lol

A bit of advice on a couple of plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:15

Nut, I did think that too....Baggesons gold.  

So euonaggressors Baggesons gold?

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:46

Robert say this issue is on the forum.

Good luck

Chelsea chop

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:44

Can't sacrifice the sedums bob.....yes, you can.  I often feel same way about them but they do make nice autumn impact.  

I'm trying a newish one called Posties pride....supposedly an improvement on purple emperor. Think it's naturally more compact so won't give it the Chelsea chop


Mahonia leaves turning brown

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:40


Great minds think alike.....down to fish blood n bone and the seaweed spray!

Lawn too healthy

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:37

Perhaps it's not the grass causing you these problems 

Are you sure?

Showing my ignorance now, but hopefully my concern too, but do antihistamines not help?  The hay fever season is starting.....any connection?

How early can I plant out runner beans?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:32


Wait a week or so.  Colder weather for a few days.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:28

I like Ribes sanguinium ....some people dont.  Full of a good dark full floweriing clone.....and a sign of spring.  Today the sun is shining with plenty of blue sky and the garden is full of flower everywhere.  Scent from choisya, hyacinths, wallflowers, stocks, sarcoccoca, Daphne's etc add to the colour.

Cornwall is full of fields of daffodils, Camelias, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias,'s,alive with colour right now. weather is forecast.    Slump!


Chelsea chop

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:19

It's not crucial timing.  End of may early June when growth is vigorous I cut by about half.  I do this with most everything makes for sturdier plants that will flower longer.  Sedums just want to grow lushly in early spring ....too lushly

Things like argyranthemums that flower their socks off tend to wane a little in August so I trim the whole plant back to remove flowers, buds and emerging buds.  3 weeks later they are ready to flower non stop until late autumn....early winter for me.

Why May?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:12


What a an enthusing post that was of yours.

I feel your excitement, enthusiasm and spring fever

Whatever you're got I want it!

Not really frustrating you have fo wait until next's all to come.  You have done the work....the blossom and the fruit is all in process

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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

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