Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:47

A weely good solution Clari 

help with yellow jasmine

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:44

It is still settling down. Just intent in making growth.  You prune after flowering....could still flower yet.  Flowers late winter early spring

If mine, I would not feed it but expect it to flower next year.


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:42

Sunny, dry but cold wind.  But............will be very warm by the weekend 


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:57

Not anything you can do James.  Vile smelling stuff though, isn't it?   You could try Dave's suggestion but I hope it's not too near the road !  And make sure it's dark! 


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:49

Ditto Jimmy.  Hostas look better without their flowers.  Their foliage is spoiled by the flowers. However, I prob let less than half of mine to flower 


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:41

Not quite Bekkie........slightly more involved than that. .....but not much more 

Unhealthy hebe

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:35

And they look a little cramped there too. Agree  about moving them and I would do that asap.

planting out in October ?  Better to have waited until spring really but I'm sure they will recover in a few weeks.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:30

To pre empt the great (and female)  Hostafan, moisture is the key and good soil.  And an established plant growing well.  Sandy soil and trees nearby confirm your own thinking Peanuts that they are too dry.

growing mecanopsis

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:58

Cornwall is not the best place for blue poppy.  

Although not grown from seed I bought plugs years back and allowed some to flower and some not to (to build up strong flowering perennial plants). They did flower first year but nothing from any of them after that.  Acidic, moist, sheltered, cool and not strong sun......all I tried to provide.  I think the North is best for these poppies. 

Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:53

Depends where you bought it Sal.   Some garden Centres, like Wyevale, offer a 5 year growth guarantee.

i will be returning a perennial that clearly has died on me over winter...will wait just a while longer.....and get a refund.  

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