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Latest posts by Verdun

Save my plant - Frost Damage

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 14:06
I would do two things. First wait a while to see if it's ok. Next, when it grows prune to upward facing buds. This will persuade the plant to grow up instead of sideways. It's a young plant, not really the hardiest, and it's been very wet. Let's just see over next few weeks what happens to it.

photinia red robin

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 14:02
Photinias can suddenly give up on you. Lost two over the past couple of years. However I think it may just be the weather..maybe icy blast of wind, for example. Wait a while before worrying. Plants feel the winter too

Foxglove illumination advice please!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 13:53
Dave19, I got these plants last autumn. It's hard to say if you've over or under watered. They don't need much watering right now. Are they in multi purpose compost? They're not in garden soil, are they? Don't put them outside. When they have filled their pots pot on again. You really want to get good size plants before you put them in the garden. For now keep on windowsill.

Save my plant - Frost Damage

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 13:47
Leave well alone for now. It may be ok at the base. Give it couple of weeks or so then, if it's lot warmer, you can remove the squishy stuff.


Posted: 02/03/2013 at 13:41
Got couple of dahlias shooting. Soon they all will be

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 13:40
I'm with is excitinggggggggggggggggggg. It's warm today, ground is dry and a jasmine in my porch is exuding its rich perfume. Hyacinths are joining the floral scene and daffodil cheerfulness s throwing scent everywhere. Yes, Sam, it's excitinggggggggggggg.

Supporting plants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 13:35
I make my own with strips of metal ....make loops out of them and they are discreet. Bamboo canes for delphiniums, short canes for lupins ...for me they produce thick flowering stems that can break in strong winds....and sturdier poles for tall dahlias. However, most of my plants do not require staking and often there are choices about varieties to grow....I.e. shorter stockier versions instead of their taller cousins

Depression and how gardening saved me

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 09:19
An aunt of mine volunteered at national trust garden in Yorkshire, gardening grandma. She loved it. Usually a rota system is employed so you could put in dates you can make. I volunteer at a local food bank at mo.....did this with Samaritans, CAB and Victim Support over past few years......and it helps make you aware of how hard it is for people generally. Helps put things into perspective I guess

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 09:06
Bunny, then that's not Ann folkard you have but associating plants, when it works, makes a nice "painting" I think

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 09:03
Morning gardening grandma, I bury label,when I plant something but I regularly move and remove,things so lose labels too. I remember usually. So it's OH's fault then? Ha ha

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Blue foliage

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