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Latest posts by Verdun

Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:01

Montana would look good but solanum alba is superb.  vigorous, easily comtrolled amd masses of white flowers for weeks and weeks 

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 19:59

Nice one mo6 

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:49

So you don't have any now Pansy ?  

Weeds in lawn

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:48

A lush green sward, not scalped like a bowling green, makes a garden complete.  Not often have I seen a lovely garden without a lawn. mine is low maintenance and cut twice a week throughout spring and summer.  I use a cordless mower and my two lawns are cut in 15 easy minutes.  The smell of freshly mown grass is wonderful and a lawn provides a much more relaxing and environment friendly space than paving or decking 

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:25

You show off Hosta 

did I tell you I have a huuuuuuge lake at the bottom of my garden?  Huuuuuge . Well, 10 mins's called the Atlantic ocean.  

fantastic though to have your own lake.....swim or canoe in it? 

Spring onions

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:22

Good thinking Chris 

sowed mine today 

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:20

Mo6 a strong pair of loppers will do the trick on thicker stems.  Not a difficult job but be brave.  It will recover quickly.  Then prune every spring for an easily managed purple ( the best purple) shrub 

North facing drive plant ideas and Skimmia questions

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:17

Ah Cheerfulness !  Wonderful scent and here it is early.  Fills the garden with prrfume 

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:15

A friend had ....foolishly...planted mint and comfrey in part of her (huge) garden.  they took over, big time 

with great difficulty, a lot of time and a lot of cursing I have cleared most of it to establish an orchard there.  In an ordinary average size garden NEVER plant mint in the ground folks 

Should I Plant or Pot

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:09

Grew quite a few 5 years or so ago here (west Cornwall).  Hardy here

  however, in the ground they became invasive....they have huge roots that swamp neighbours so not good for herbaceous or shrub borders.  Grow them in large pots but divide every 2 or 3 years.  Mine grew to around 6'. Nice alternative to bamboos and tall grasses....many have strongly scented flowers. 

I have since dug mine up and donated to eager scroungers 

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Inspiring or what?

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Is there any better foliage ?

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He's a notty boy !

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Thought for Lyn

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More haste.......

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Campaign to save the pain of.....

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Value or not?

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Go large or divide again....

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What the hellebores is going on?

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Robins holding up business

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Plants for heavy clay soil

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