Latest posts by Verdun

Help Need With Container Planting

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 00:02
Welcome Luke
I'm sure tomorrow there will be plenty of suggestions
In containers I would have azaleas, rhododendrons and Camelias. Daphne eternal fragrance is a new long flowering scented shrub that I grow in a container by my front door. Dwarf hydrangea's, grasses like hackonochloa, stipa Tennuissima, elymus magellanicus, skimmias, sarcoccoca , alpines like lithodora, osteospermum ( take cuttings every year in case of losses) Helianthemums, Arabis, etc. santolinas, lavenders, rosemary, too will happily sit in pots. Convolvulous cneorum s a lovely silvery, velvety plant ith white flowers. ,Phormiums too and artemisia Powys castle, golden and silver thymes.....could go on and on.....

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:46
I've got some gardenIng jokes but I keep fork getting them..........I'll get my coat

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:40
Wood green I too have a hankering to grow alpines. Maybe we will see you on GW poking your tongue out at Monty,!! Maybe you I'll get another opportunity to see the alpine house


Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:35
Gab82. I am envious if you grow blue poppy. A photo would be good if you do
I understood it to be monocarpic......sounds grand I remembered that doesn't it?....if its allowed to flower in its first year. To overcome this I bought half a dozen plants letting half flower and half jeopardising the flowered ones for next year. Didn't work, I lost all of them anyway
We all grow some things better than elsewhere and that's the beauty of gardening


Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:25
Thanks Swiss sue. That's exactly what I need. To me tomatoes are the epitome of summer.....the better the summer the more toms I get
Have a good weekend too

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:16
Red dahlia a lot of those plants like good drainage any case most plants anywhere north of here will not be showing growth yet
Like the sound of those tubs. The sugar snap peas are luscious


Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:12
Cant grow meconopsis baileyii..the blue Tibetan poppy. Did one year though....stunning blue.
Down here it's too warm, too bright and too windy.
Nut ....yep Scotland for these beauties

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:03
Evening FORKERS.
Just met this thread and I think it can be a nice gentle rub down after long day.
Zoomer enjoy your day out at the National tomorrow.
Brumbull ..nice thread...
Expecting some plants in the post tomorrow so that's always exciting

How to widen borders which are clay

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:48
Red dahlia, as nut says, plant things that will like your soil.....ferns, astilbes, hostas, acorus, carex, astrantias, aconitum etc
The soil is still craggy because it's cold n wet.
Not sure compost s the answer grit mixed into the soil before planting and then more added to each planting hole. ,
Try not to get too anxious right now
Do you know anyone who can give you a clump or two of any of the plants mentioned to give you a stsrt? I often give away large clumps of plants when I divide my stocks so maybe near you???

to pinch out or not

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:04
And rotate your plants too to get good even balanced growth. I try to turn them every few days

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