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Latest posts by Verdun

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:21

Buddleia buzz are not quite like usual buddleias.  You won't see them growing anywhere in the wild.  I suspect they may be a little more tender too.

Pruning and cuttings as for standard buddleias but soil needs to be good I think for Buzz.

Always ready to be corrected if anyone is growing Buzz in poor soil.  Have one doing well in my back garden but a neighbour has one in poor soil that has struggled.  Just added Ivory recently and this too will go in a good soil spot.  


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:12

Lily......why no cream buns for me.  You know I like you best of all 

What exactly were the cream buns?  Eclairs, elephant feet?  Cream donuts, apple turnovers?  

Got my car ....last minute haggling saw me get the car I want for the price I wanted plus couple of goodies.  Saved a penny or two

Rains has stopped here.  Just taken spike for his run on the Towans......lovely 




......the good guys

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:05


Dont worry.  They will struggle ironically in too big a pot but best leave them now.  They will assert themselves during the summer.  Hopefully a flower or two next spring 

Anyone had the dark green hellebore?  If so I would like to know,ow dark green it is.  So tempared by it but I already have some greens.  If its a truly daek green I want it 

Proud Father

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:30

MFent welcome here.  Not sure I said that to you 

Steve, welcome and best wishes.  I am far from the most tactful guy, always putting my foot (gob) in it but I,hope people understand that about me.  For sure nobody will have any issue with you whatsoever.      Even on the forum I have been a little outspoken but been forgiven, hopefully.  Look forward to your posts 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:23

Hiya woody 

Far nicer to be nice isnt it?  

Did you get my hints about a thread on alpines ?    



Posted: 03/02/2014 at 08:58

Hello forkers

What a night!  What a morning!

Catastrophic flooding everywhere......High tides, strong winds, heavy rain still continuing.  Hope everyone is safe but this must be a nightmare situation for those flooded.  Sightseers flocking to see spectacular waves.....awesome,,majestic and moving boulders as if they are pebbles.   4' water in local Looe main street with anticipated 2' more to come......shops flooded there.  

Well, my dog doesn't realise the extreme weather and demands I take him for a walk/run.  More of a run today cos I won't be too long out there 



Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:41

Apparently a screw top jar is not escape proof for them hosta fan.  And that they,can cause a skin rash if touched.  Not too pleasant, 

Proud Father

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:37

Each to his own but when I have good news, or excited about something I tell the whole world.  Don't care who it is.  Don't consider there are any rules.  in gardeners world it's Monty's dog people rave about very often.  Monty told us about his dog's recuperation from a serious operation ....not strictly gardening but made us all feel better.  Many here have had good news about their health recently, not strictly gardening but wonderfully cheering. Others are not too good right now and we are all wanting to hear good news for them too.  Again, not strictly gardening.

  No rules if what we say is decent, upbuilding and fair. 

There are loads of threads here.......participate in those you enjoy and ignore,those you don't 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:19

Im all for threads on special plants hostafan.  

Tried a few myself but  they didntt quite catch on   Love the specialist in depth , even technical, info about plants.  

Maybe someone can start a thread for his or her favourite plants....?  I've done hellebores, echinaceas and grasses so come on folks lets discuss something else.  I would like a thread about alpines (woody?). 

Proud Father

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:09

Just wait james for tomorrow when everyone wakes up.  They will all feel great for your news 

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