Latest posts by Verdun

identification please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 18:03

Choisya for first

whatever the second one is, I would pot it on. 

Over watered Camellia plants

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:01

YES Amy.  Those holes are ESSENTIAL.  Where do you imagine surplus water will go.  Forget the drainage material. Get the holes drilled asap 

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 16:58

obelixx chris beardshaw is less than 5' tall .......oh! Maybe doing another tv prog could stretch him 

I guess I'm not really bothered who presents tv progs's the subject matter that's important to me. Not seeing the presenter but seeing the plants, esp. new ones, described etc.

it's not easy though being a presenter........they are always a target.  


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 16:46

Sorry you are not 100% Winter.  You did right thing buying seem to buy some good stuff 

another lovely times quite hot.  Spent the morning pruning a friend's garden.  Everything is so overgrown and she has had someone come in.  This "someone" should never go near a decent garden.

despite my self promise not to buy more plants I did succomb to kniphofia mango popsickle.  All logic said "no" but my impulsive character (not me) made me do it.  Where I put it heaven knows. I will be removing an old (must be 15 years, prob much more,old and still looking good) lavendar hedge in the autumn and have plans to make a border there so mango popsickle can be utilised there.  

Novice Gardner - help with plant appreciated

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 16:33

I use secateurs to wegeilas.  All flowered wood removed to fresh new unflowered shoots.  

Over watered Camellia plants

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:30

Not really Amy.

i would leave well alome for time being.  Just hope they recover so look for fresh shoots in a few weeks and then water.....carefully 

RHS Chelsea -plant ID

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:27

On the towans behind me white, pink and red centranthus grow beautifully wild.  Nature grows viper's bugloss, evening primrose, wild orchids, saponaria and loads of other gems.  Drifts of these plants growing perfectly happily until someone decides to take them home for their own gardens 



Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:22

Snow in summer is a big no in my garden.  It spreads everywhere 

9cm plant - how to deal with it

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 23:43

Well done Peanuts.  

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 23:37

I think the one sure thing about hostas is that they like water. ,

logically, what the weather was like last year cannot affect the leaves this year. they are new fresh leaves.  My sense is that they respond to THIS season's conditions.  Were they like shrubs where the wood meeds to ripen to,produce best flowers, etc., this year then it would make semse to me.  

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