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Latest posts by Verdun

How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 08:50
I am a tidy an extent. I grow several evergreens like conifers, hebes, etc and shrubs like dwarf berberis, santolinas, etc that are cut to a compact rounded shape to create colourful mounds and I dont encourage too many plants to spoil this. I make sure lawns are cut twice a week if possible but not paranoid about it. I like a certain control. But, maybe in my veg patch I am fussy.....I like to see the neat, evenly spaced veg growing well, weed free and mulched

One very happy Birthday Girl:))))

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 08:41
Bunny, what every year? Every year? Why was I not told?

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 08:40
Hey, the double yellow, red speckled hellebore is stunning....not blowsy, not in your face or ugly. I have a notion that some of the double hellebores are food source to bees etc. but since they are tucked in with single varieties I think environmentally they are fine

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 08:30
Agree with a point. Simple single,flowers often look better than their double counterparts but one or two double hellebores, echinaceas, dahlias, etc have their place. Throughout the year I have something in flower and most are single flowers.....have had bees last week or so in the garden already so they are being catered for. Dont feel dictated to as to,what you grow in your garden ...if you like it grow it....but thinking about the environment too is sensible

One very happy Birthday Girl:))))

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 08:19
I've got a birthday too this year

Lupins and delphiniums

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:57
I split mine after flowering....maybe July time. I do so because they become tatty in the garden and I dig most of the up to split and pot up. Not all splits take for me, prob 50/50, I replace with tender perennials like blue salvias. In autumn the potted lupins are ready again to plant into the garden

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:51
I love Christopher Loyds books too. Ann folkard is a great "sprawler" in my garden...yellowish foliage and magenta flowers but many geraniums do have a long flowering period. I have several that flower for most f the summer months. However, in mid summer I cut Ann folkard back quite hard and this makes a more controlled and attractive plant that then flowers until the autumn without swamping surrounding plants.

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 19:03
Yes, but think of my commission

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 18:49
Get commission on every geranium I mention. Ha ha. Can I mention one more? Melinda. Nice upright habit and lovely pink flowers . That's it, wont mention any more!

Lupins and delphiniums

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 18:43
Yvonne has stolen my line. Ha ha. If you grow lupins to good size before plantIng out you will have more luck I think. I recently got few more lupins in 9 cm pots and have now twice potted them on. Currently they are in 1 litre pots but will still pot on into 2 litre pots and then plant in the garden prob about May. I do this with most of my,plants, viz! Plant them out from large pots and they then have the vigour and size to deal with the elements and flower profusely in early summer

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