Verdun


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I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:54

Steve, good luck

I know when I dug mine out I thought it looked pretty big.  It's small. I will next time make it much bigger. Too small means green water and everything cramped ESP if you want a fountain, etc 

lawn edging advice

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:07

I made concrete edges for my lawns few years ago. Permanent,attractive blended in well) and easy to do.  

I cut out the shape in the lawn and used flexible plastic boards to create a channel.  Dug down 7" and 4" wide, an occasional metal spike,,some gravel for base and cement mix.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:59

Nothing like an open top car in summer Orchid......and I have nothing like one now   Test drove mini convertible and fiat 500 convertible last year....lovely.  However, Dove lets me drive hers 

Best time of year to plant Camellia

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:55

Hello dicemanc,

Plant now if you see one you like.

Soil needs to be at least neutral......fallacy that camellias need acid soil, although preferable......and incorporate plenty of compost too.  As long as early morning sun is avoided and you keep it well watered. Why wait until autumn to plant?  You might as well enjoy it as an evergreen shrub now 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:49

Then try a bell cloche with full ventilation over them in cold or wet times in winter. Saw some cheap plastic ones ther day in one of those pound shops

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:45

BMW convertible is nice Orchid 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:22

Sorry you are aghast bizzieB.  

Orchid lady, hydrangeas are such large shrubs that just one,the white, and, possibly a good named red ( my soil there is neutral to alkaline) so, yes, prob will bin my pink.  Enjoy your visit to Cornwall.  If weather stays the same you will,have great time

Perhaps my star in my garden right now is a large clump of echinaceas

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:09

For me roots or tops are not eaten by slugs etc.

Roots will rot in wet or damp cold soil.  Paradoxically, although liking dry hot conditions agastaches still need a decent dose of water now and then

Victoria, agastaches do NOT like  being dug up.  From seed they won't be black adder...it's sterile variety

Never plant them out in autumn or winter.  A guarantee of plants next year is to grow on in pots and then over winter them.  If you buy now pot on, water now and then and hold back until mid spring before planting out

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:39

Once grabbed a fly out of the air and ate it.  Chewed it with relish.   should have seen the face of the guy opposite hee hee hee

(had a raisin in my hand, pretended there was a fly, said "got ya" and job done). 

Look! Its what blokes do 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:34

.......keep wanting to add "pudding" to the end of your name Victoria .....prob my obsession with food 

Discussions started by Verdun

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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