Latest posts by Verdun

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:27

That is excellent Papi Jo.  Superb 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:26

I think taking it down by another couple of pairs of buds on every stem.....maybe being a bit pernickety 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:21

Ned, Can I say you are my favourite character on the Simpsons?  

Last edited: 11 August 2016 22:22:26

Will anything grow in here??

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:20

Envious of all that noviceneedshelp.

physical and continuous cutting for a year or three I think should be your main focus.   replanting ideas should be put on the back burner until clear 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:13

I did look for an acer or two too Steve.  Maybe budget limit but a big omission 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:06

Red hot today.    

Cut lawns, picked more blueberries, beans, toms, carrots and some apples.  The blueberry crop has been huge this year.  

( typing this as the news is showing innocent Syrian women and children with nothing to eat and in intolerable conditions.  Whatever we have to deal with here we are so fortunate in comparison) 

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:01

Derek,,they are fine but, yes, I also think you would benefit from cutting further 

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 21:58

The second flush has numerous full spikes in excess pf 150 good as first in May/june.  No, third flush usually is less impressive but still handy during mid autumn.  I find delphiniums to last about 3 or 4 years so next season should be good too but basal cuttings will make up for that.

delphiniums are such good value plants ....I grow several clumps 

you gotta admit, it did look like a worm.  Ha ha 

The difference

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 20:52

Maybe....but it is another little gem.  Been flowering here from early May and still has one or two left.  

Just to tease Ladybird

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 20:44

I persuaded someone on the forum to grow hordeum J last year.  A more colourful version of stipa tennuissima.  like a rainbow reflecting sun's rays etc.  Lovely grass.  It is a short term perennial here often flowering second year too 

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