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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 18:56

Also, because all lavendars are short lived......although my lavendar hedge must be 15 years old........they are best replaced rwther than try to rejuvenate an old worn out clump

Astilbe Chinensis 'Purpurkerze'

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 18:54

Yes cut them down now

Shrubs and plants

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 12:21

I know Bosvigo well Busy.  The treat is early spring when hellebores are for sale

Shrubs and plants

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:28

Morning Cornwall 2

is it a sunny courtyard Garden?  Warm?  How small is small?  Can you post a picture?    

I think scented plants are a must though.....phlox, heliotrope, daphne, sarcoccoca, regal lilies, scented daffodils, hyacinths, jasmine and honeysuckles on the walls, choisya will give you an orange/ vanilla scent from the flowers but the foliage smells of bay and witch hazels, mock oranges and sweet peas.  


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:17

Beautiful day here.  Sun is so warm, birds are singing and I have man flu.   It's ok, I guess I'll survive.    Big of sore throat and head and shivery so I won't go outside but its so tempting to.  Beginnings of shoots on my overwintering echinaceas .....this bloomin' IPad and it's determination to alter my words is annoying me

bt engineers are a law unto themselves ...they will come when they want to.  They have a monopoly so that needs to,change and then they will keep appointments.

hope everyone is enjoying good weather

Cosmos. Fallen for a double cranberries but .......

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:17

Before the buds Red...they're takng energy....just pinch back shoots


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:52

It's ok folks.  I will wrap up warm and try very hard to eat lots of lunch 

Privet hedge die back

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:48

Different clones of plants mean some are hardier than others but this is when leaves will drop.  Hopefully in a few weeks new growth will fill in there.  Perhaps there is another reason for that area of dieback ?   Does your car put out exhaust fumes a little more there?  Car turning there?  


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:44

Well, Panda.  I am suffering.  Got bad sniffles and I'm worried they might develop into full blown sneezing so it is of major concern.  


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:12

Just back from a walk to the beach.  The sun is so warm.  Sky blue, sea calm and blue, no wind.  and peaceful .......good ad for Cornwall?

Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 17:48

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Last Post: 15/03/2015 at 21:06

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 10:17

How cruel is this?

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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 13:25

Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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