Latest posts by Verdun

Problem With Camillia

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:41

I too think it's a water problem.  I moved a camelia ...2 actually and will move amother tomorrow late winter.  Always water thoroughly.  Its evergreen leaves need good moisture at the roots.  My feeling is your plant has not died but is aborting buds simply because right now its need for water is at its greatest.

I would reduce its size a little wont get flowers next spring anyway....and keep up with the watering during the remainder of this summer

I also transplanted a 7' camelia and transported it to my nephew's garden 3  months back with the instruction to regularly water it.  It too is fine.

camelias have relatively small root systems and do usually move well

pruning my new yew hedge

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:32

We disagree but respectfully so 

Even you hard hearts......

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:31

just watched Love your garden.  Excellent.

been through this before and I know many of you hate the sentimentality but tonight's was awash with it. 

An old blind lady restricted also by arthritis and unable to venture outdoors became alive...she ended up rushing towards her summerhouse.  A garden tailored for a couple of lifelong friends.

even the hard hearts must have melted...just a little !


Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:19

Hey? It's been excellent down here! 

very little rain, plenty of sunshine and very warm 

Pole for washing line

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 20:03

no class you lot.

nothing,,but nothing, beats a billowing row of coloured underpants on the clothes line. Sometimes even when washed 


Pole for washing line

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:40

You've heard of under planting Runny,  this is under panting 

pruning my new yew hedge

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:38

Well, I prune my yews in spring and autumn.  I have a number of them....I can categorically assure you, Lee, you will lose nothing by pruning now yet gain a bushier plant.  Try it...see for yourself and learn about your plant . Yew is not like most other conifers re pruning and recovery.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:29

Interesting Davids cos here kniphofias are for warm dry spots.  Your favourite variety?



Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:26

Just back from a huge steak and cider. ....or two.  i wasnt driving.  Then it transpired I was paying.  Choked a little  then 

Missed that bit so happy anniversary Wonky .  Save me a cake or 3 


Flamingo tree leaf problems

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 16:06

You can buy famryard manure in bags...same size as mpc, viz., .60 or 70 garden centres, B & Q etc.

it is strong stuff so I mix it thoroughly with soil or compost Dawn

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