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Latest posts by Verdun

Reviving a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 13:01

Hiya Chris7

Both choisya and berberis can be cut back hard.   Do it now......plenty of time to regrow before the winter.

Choisya is simple but try to leave some green shoots. .....choisyas,have a habit of layering themselves so keep an eye open for this.

Which berberis?  One of the deciduous purple ones?  Or evergreen like Darwinnii which has orange flowers in spring?  In either case cut as hard as you like.  (I reduced berberis Darwinii by three quarters once.....decided it would die and I could plant a camelia there,instead )......and it responded brilliantly. 

Give granular feed and water well.  Mulch too if you can.  Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:53

Very hot now. Too hot to do anything really but I have to leave  soon.  However, grass cut, onions weeded, beans picked ......bloomin' birds have eaten my blueberries !  (should have picked them yesterday and I didn't net this year )........all done in a frenzy as thunderstorm is due later.  I work always like there's a deadline but at least jobs get done.

Banana and peanut butter sandwich and gold top milk now lovely 

Plant identity

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:46

Not,osteospermums......mine, and I grow several varieties, stay open in,cloud or sun.

Without picture it is likely to be mesembryanthemum or gazania that do open in sunshine.

Ian, what colour?  Spreading habit or clump/rosette type?  Do the leaves have a scent?  Leaves rough?  

 

Pruning/ planting

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:12

Best to get rid of  Norway spruce 1Runnybeak1

2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:52

Lovely stuff Marion.  As always   Nice to see plants looking so good 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:47

Morning Clarington.  If you're not happy go for change.  It's always scary abandoning what is safe amd known .  

No white legs down here in Cornwall lesley   Even the local vicar gives his sermons in speedos and sunglasses 

FUCHSIAS

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:39

Morning BILLYC

fuschia cuttings really are easy.  No need to wait.  Do it now.  Use mpc with added perlite or grit and insert 7 to 9 cuttings around the rim of a 9cm pot.  Water.  cover with polythene bag and leave in sheltered shady position.  In late August or so when cuttings have rooted.....you will see signs of growth......pot on into individual 9cm pots.  They can remain outside for few weeks.  Don't rush growth and dont feed. you can protect over winter with cloche,,fleece etc.  next spring pot on again.  It's my regular regime.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:25

Morning folks

Mixed emotions indeed Woody....such is life.  Enjoy anyway 

Glad tooth is sorted chicky.....no doubt your appointment was for 2 30 

Will be very, very hot today for everyone.....unbearably so for those in cities.  Hopefully cooler here, maybe 24.  Storms tonight though 

 

Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:45

Agree about Flamingo, Salino.  One of the best for flower colour, almost red at times.  

Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:32

Yes, miscanthus sacchariflorus.....very vigorous.   But for your requirements go for garden hybrid as already mentioned

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