Latest posts by Verdun

Diseased Tomatoes?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 12:20

Good ventilation ....removing leaves helps air circulate around the fruit.  Currently I have very few leaves on my plants but plenty of healthy ripening fruit.  Re damping down, I do this now and then during the hottest part of the day but never later than late afternoon 

Gardening on the cheap

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 12:11

Watch out for the wind then Lou 

How do I keep a Hydrangea white

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 12:09

All the white  PG's turn pink with the exception of Kyushu.  Nothing can be is part n parcel of the plant.  Limelight here stays white until mid September but by then I would have had glorious white with the merest hint of lime flowers for several weeks. 

My flowers ..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:53

What is your weather like?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:23

Sunny earlier but cloudy now and rain coming ..........feeling warm but some rain will be welcome.  However, looks like a storm for the weekend......coming your way too folks 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 21:52

Hot, hot and hot ......very breezy too.  Wall to wall sunshine.  Right now it is very humid 

Gardening on the cheap

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 21:47

No, can't propagate lavendar in water or euonymous either I think.  

Anyway, why?  

Both will root easily right now in mpc and perlite so a little patience.

if the euonymous is bushy enough I would layer as many low branches as possible plus the cuttings

Vinca minor and Camellia in same pot?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 20:14

Yes, would be fine ripply 

Is this imperata Red Baron?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 19:15

The red should increase as summer progresses Maylane although mine have been colourful for a few weeks now.  

panicum is a very different sort of grass but when it flowers does look good 

Advice needed - newbie gardener

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:41


Check out Brunnera Hadspen Cream......variegated foliage and lots of flowers just like forger-me-nots.

liriope is an evergreen grass like plant with short spikes of purple blue foliage in autumn. 

Another hardy geranium is Margaret  Wilson.....unusual in having grey foliage and has pale lilac flowere. 

if you are considering ferns go classy.....the japanese painted ferns, Athyrium Nipponicum, are fantastic.  Blue grey foliage is absolutely delightful from early spring to autumn.

a very superior grass,,hackonechloa macra aureola, is suoerb.  A mounding then cascading grass of yellow with tints of red, pink and cream.  It moves with the slightest breeze and is a highly tactile plant.

The yellow leaved heucheras like Lime Ricky and the orange Marmalade will provide colour all year. A similar plant, heucherella Zebra provides a kaleidoscope of foliage colour plus white spring flowers

A black grass like plant ophiopogon nigrescens is evergreen with summer pink flowers.....nice for foliage contrast.   A good companion is another pure yellow grass...yellow lewves, stems and waving/trembling butter yellow flowers in spring.  

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