Latest posts by Verdun

Foxglove illumination advice please!

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 13:35
Dave19 I wouldn't water them again. I think John innes 2 is bit strong for little plugs. I add perlite to compost in pots. John innes is better for long term and bigger plants. On window ledge it may have seemed warm....sun, light etc.....but it's a cold place at this time of the year. Wet n cold.... Brrrrrrr! I wouldn't want to stand in cold wet socks and smile about it. If you can keep 3 of them great but no water for a bit. Fingers crossed dave

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 13:25
The air is too CLEAN for roses. Black spot cannot deal with pollution. It's ironic that having such clean air is a block to growing roses. Further inland roses grow better. If I spray regularly, maybe every 2 or 3 weeks, I could grow roses but it was too much of a hassle. I grew Zephydine Drouhin over an arch and I loved it....the fragrance all summer was wonderful. But spraying for black spot, rust, aphids, was too much. Gardening grandma, not sure it is because it's too wet though. The old wisdom that it's best to grow things that suit your soil and location is best then what you grow tells you it's happy!

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 08:37
Can't grow roses here well at all.....Cornwall is generally a poor area for roses so I'm envious of those wo can. However, with some of these miniature roses they have been specially cultivated and, just as dove said, will do better outside when the warmer and longer months are here. After flowering in their small containers, usually between xmas and Easter I think, I prune back, pot on and put outside. They take a while but I then get it floweriing again by late summer.

Most famous moment with your plants?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 08:27
Fantastic and what a memory for Jessica. That's great

new guinea impatiens

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 08:18
We love our busy lizzies down here in Cornwall. Two things about the new guinea types....they like shade and tolerate sun. Secondly, they seem reluctant to strike from cuttings. I'm not best at this but tried couple of times without any success. Maybe someone has been able to do this..?

A lad of verduns

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 22:57
Its a bit better mummy

A lad of verduns

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 22:22
Mummy, that's no way to talk to your long lost son. I is upset now.

A lad of verduns

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:35
Mummy muddy paws.....oh! You are awful but I like you. Bunny, dont know how Geoff got my picture but he's got me to a tee. Ha ha

A lad of verduns

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:21
.....besides, Geoff has posted my picture.....don't I look angelic ?

A lad of verduns

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:20
I know, BrummieBen, I was named after my uncle Verdun and he was named because of a connection with the terrible battle of Verdun, whenever that was. Never met him but wish I had. He was killed in second world war but,he left behind a great legacy so,I'm proud to carry his name. cazW. Oh dear! A "pack of wolves" now I'm disappointed. Aaaaaah!

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