Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:03

Hey gIrls.  Have respect for your superiors......

its been a lovely day here....ok, bit breezy, even very windy at times, but warm. ,got a few verbena bonariensis plants in.  Like to start with new plants every year cos I think they flower better and for longer.  And I always pinch them out.  Just as tall eventually but bushier and more sturdy.

gradually my wallflowers are disappearing now But they have served me well for ages this year.  No sentiment though...out they go 

jealous of your mecanopsis KEF.    Perfect companion for my taraxicum officionalis

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 17:46

Yes I think so Moya.  My plants are in excess of 30 cm, pinched back and bushy.  I expect them to stsrt flowering end of June.  You may still be able to get young plants that can be potted on to flower this year.  Then, look for your own self sown seedlings for mext year.

Salvia 'Kate glen'

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 15:40

Hiya again 

I grow this family of salvias but not this particular variety.  However they are pretty much the same.  Sun, open well drained sitation.  Erect, compact and long flowering. easy plant Justin.


no flowers

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 12:52

Weather seems to me to be a suspect.  Cold winds. Severe frost destroying buds.  Is your tree i. An exposed situstion Jo?  Maybe its gotten taller and therefore more exposed??


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 12:21

Planted a lot this morning as well as a trip to local dump.  Everything rushed to best the rain again. Another bed completed theory it should look good but time will tell. Its been pretty good weather so far.

going towards the beach early this morning slugs and snails were everywhere.  The notion they dont like sand is rubbish....they were happily crawling over the sand.


Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:48

I think advice and comments from experienced gardeners is fsr more useful than books or internet.  Nothing better than talking to people ....this forum for example,.... who know how to garden and have found, by trial and error, how to grow things well. ,personal experience expressed naturally and freely is far better than so called "experts" commenting in books or on the internet.  


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:40

Sunny and dry........for now 

morning folks..........

a fair bit of planting  yesterday was well watered in by the rain last night.  And so much growth seemingly overnight again.

advise please.

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 21:01

Hiya Wendy. yes pinch the tops out.  I would pot on too.  agastaches will grow fast now 

Non green fingered newbie

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:57

Hiya Wayne. hard work perhaps but exciting and worthwhile project for you. warm welcome 

Forest Flame

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:04

The leaves turn yellow after being red before turnjng green.  At the yellow stage those leaves are vulnerable to strong sunshine and easily burn

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