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Latest posts by Verdun

Rusty nails - truth or myth

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 16:27

Myth Katfish.  Only give you sore fingers 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 16:24

oops! meant to remove that old lupin flower head in picture 1 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 16:21

 part of my parking wall

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 16:20



Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:15

See's not always good weather down here.  You have got the fine weather today and its pouring with rain here.  

.........HA HA !  Only joking.  Beautiful hot day .  Spent most of it sorting someone's garden 

thundery showers though are forecast but the temperatures are supposed to be pretty high overnight for next few days of 18 degrees overnight tomorrow.

Plants for dry areas

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:05

Nepeta, gaura, osteospermum, santolinas, artemisias, teuchrium, caryopteris, ceratostigma, eryngium, linum, argyranthemum, senecio, buddleas, stipa tennuissima, gazania, agastache, veronica, salvia, hardy geranium, dianthus, euryops, helichrysum, convolvulous cneorum, aubretia, helianthemum,........well, there's a start MMflower

Spotty aeonium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 22:29 you mean St Ives in Cormwall?


Spotty aeonium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 21:27

No, I dont especially like "stemmers".  I chop my aeoniums too...mine have already "sprouted".  I have aeoniums from the cuttings made a few weeks back...they look much like yours Davids.  my points have been lost in the fog! 


Spotty aeonium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:37

You misconstrue Davids.......

they arent grown for their stems.  The stems are disguised. however, have you seen aeoniums soaring high in the sun?  Imagine agapanthus without their stems!  Stipa gigantea without "leggy" stems!   nobody says I love those stems of any of these.......the flowers or foliage are held aloft.  

No doubt dwarf aeoniums will be bred but, apart from their initial novelty, they will never replace aeoniums as we know them 

garden center reduced price damaged plants

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:10

Fun n games when plants in pots look less than perfect in garden centres.  For a greatly reduced price many can be recovered, divided and nurtured to produce excellent plants 

Discussions started by Verdun

Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Disappointed ..

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Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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