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Latest posts by Verdun

Daphne is too big for her boots!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:36

Rosie, you dont say which varieties they are.  However, none of them are too keen on being pruned.  They are all highly susceptible to virus and virus transmitted diseases.  I agree with Dave and would only prune after flowering.....would wait a couple of weeks or so until weather is warmer too. If they really are too big then prune to make as compact as possible without drastic cutting,  Its  not about losing next year's flowers but more about not harming the bushes.

deliberate or not

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:30

I think Joe makes a lot of sense.  Best way to go Annette

Hello everyone

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 11:37

Welcome Madges-plot.    Look forward to your posts 


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 07:19

If you feel the latest car issue is connected to the previous repair then argue your case  Punkdoc.  Easy to say but try not to get too stressed by it all.  

Hello folks.  Overcast and a bit dark so far.  Feeling quite mild I think.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 07:14

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEF.     Have brilliant day 

Which shrubs look good with Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'? (mock orange)

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 19:55

Dogwood like Aurea or elegantissima would give winter structure. I have cotinus royal,purple next to philadelphus.  A golden king holly on other side.


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 19:49

That's ok Dove.  I did notice that though, of course 


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:44

Rosemummy. Yep you simply missed the flowers.  They are insignificant to look at.  


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:42

Winter song, for me baggesons Gold is pretty fast growing. I grow a few of these as specimen shrubs...Albeit 2 of them as part of a variety of plants used as a hedge.  The new growth every year is such that I cut twice a year.

as a different hedge a purple /gold arrangement looks good...viz., physocarpus Diablo or Cotinus royal purple or berberis 


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 08:51

These electronic cigs!  Apparently kids are now becoming addicted to them.  And still contain nicotine....?  However, I do not smoke so easy for me to judge I guess. 

They are fatal to dogs.  No antidote if chewed by dogs.  

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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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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