Latest posts by Verdun

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 11:54

Well, I was knocked for six Frank   It was a shock  but it's ok...I expect I'll be alright now. 

Back to sun, lovely hot sun.....amazing how everything has dried up . 

wonderful garden Pete.....worked hard there 

Last edited: 14 September 2016 11:56:18

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 07:57

we here in the west were flooded yesterday and overnight  whilst you guys in the east were basking in hot sunshine

this aint right 

who's to blame for this?  

cars floating in the water and property flooded.....all so unreal after a pretty good summer down here.

will be sending the rain north and east so we return to our  (well deserved) sunshine

Looking to be good today.....brighter already but I'm still annoyed 


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:23

Do not be afraid...division is foolproof.  I divide in spring after flowering but it can be done now and planted out or, better still, potted up 

Advice needed on how to care for these plants for the winter

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:34

Nothing lost by waiting EM.  

Saw a superb variegated agapanthus when I dropped in as I passed Burncoose Nurseries.  A Golden Drop. not in flower but delightful foliage and I am assured it has equally delightful flowers.  A sale there soon for locals so will wait a,couple of weeks for this and a couple of others 

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:30

Well, I go through tools regularly....trowels, secateurs,,spades,,forks even pick handles.

stainless steel whatever I will break them.  I mis use them though; abuse them really.  Just my way...impatient and aggressive with tools.    I'm the guy at christmas time who is denied the nutcracker.....I break them all 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:24

A ferocious thunderstorm has just passed by but now brightening by the minute.  Feeling very warm 

Prostrate hydrangea

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:20

Pruning is crucial.  Paniculatas, in my opinion, should be pruned about half way ...autumn to produce strong stems.  

Judy, I would have cut it back hard when bought but deny it flowering this year.  Then the half way prune.  

Paniculatas here are holding up huge heads without any drooping at all. 

just had a ferocious thunderstorm but P. limelight is unaffected thus confirming the strong stems 

Last edited: 13 September 2016 15:22:30

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 09:05

Rain last night and drizzle earlier this morning so only gardening was to see the grass growing through my top dressing done over the weekend.  Ideal conditions for grass....very warm at night too, humid and that gentle rain.  Boasting to myself about perfect timing   lawns will soon be verdant and lush again 

Lawn moss/weeds

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:57

Post a picture of your lawn lynne.  We will get it into first class condition for next summer 

step by step?   No problem 

Verbena bonariensis & Powdery mildew

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 22:13

They may be drought resistant. Rainbowfisb but it doesn't mean they will be free of mildew.

scabious always got mildew here but then I added compost etc to enrich the soil.  Mulched and well watered means mildew free now  

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