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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:43

You in England will never  catch up with us Cornishman 

Low maintenance plants needed

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:42

Itsssh the donuts again Edd...hic hic 

Philadelphus Beauclerk

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:41

Wait a little while longer Mark.  A newly planted shrub often buds a little later.  Give it another couple of weeks 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:38

Ordered abutilon online.  Another example of local gc losing out to online supplier

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:35

Nice post Steve 

Low maintenance plants needed

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:39

nepeta is an aromatic lomg flowering (blue flowers) spreading plant.  Dwarf hebes provide mounds of coloured foliage.  Lavendars for scent are easy in raised bed. Santolina for aromatic silver foliage. hardy geraniums will flower all summer and smother weeds.  Hardy fuschias.  Aster frikartii monch is so easy and flower for weeks on end. herbaceous sedums.......late summer flowers and some have red foliage.  Echinaceas will flower all summer.  salvias.  Veronicas. Eryngiums.  Winter flowering heathers.  Hemerocallis,,day lilies, provide nice spikey foliage and lots of summer flowers.  Foliage colour from heucheras.  Dwarf grasses like Festuca and carex like buchannii.  however, lots and lots of easy flowers from liatris, pinks, campanulas, etc 


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:13

Probably loads of weevil eggs there though. 

i would be careful about using that compost as it is right now.

the adults will emerge soon leaving your compost free from grubs.  

I am careful about using old compost when using containers.  chances are,there will be grubs in there so I spread the compost on a sheet for the birds. 


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:05

Yes Oldtyke, Beechwood is very late, esp compared to here, but it's still very appropriate.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:01

I was thinking the same thing Dove......your ma still feels your pa is around.  Isn't that a good thing, in a way? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:14

I do eat far too much.  Luckily I dont seem to be putting much weight on but I do eat such a lot.  Went out for lunch yesterday and finished someone's main course ....then finished off another's dessert.  Oh! and I pinched the almonds off a my nephew's bake well  cake.  Hmmmm! Not good is it? 


Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

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
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