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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 07:05

Overcast and dry.  Rain later......

my nosey meighbour came over with her notebook wanting the name of my plants.  She is such an irritating so and so

Hosta, there will always be nasty people, family or not.  Hopefully it will all work out fine in the end 


pruning my new yew hedge

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 22:03

Problem With Camillia

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 22:02

Like it Steve 


Posted: 04/08/2015 at 22:00

Sorry baza 

Even you hard hearts......

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:43

I too expected doddy 

Problem With Camillia

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:41

I too think it's a water problem.  I moved a camelia ...2 actually and will move amother tomorrow late winter.  Always water thoroughly.  Its evergreen leaves need good moisture at the roots.  My feeling is your plant has not died but is aborting buds simply because right now its need for water is at its greatest.

I would reduce its size a little wont get flowers next spring anyway....and keep up with the watering during the remainder of this summer

I also transplanted a 7' camelia and transported it to my nephew's garden 3  months back with the instruction to regularly water it.  It too is fine.

camelias have relatively small root systems and do usually move well

pruning my new yew hedge

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:32

We disagree but respectfully so 

Even you hard hearts......

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:31

just watched Love your garden.  Excellent.

been through this before and I know many of you hate the sentimentality but tonight's was awash with it. 

An old blind lady restricted also by arthritis and unable to venture outdoors became alive...she ended up rushing towards her summerhouse.  A garden tailored for a couple of lifelong friends.

even the hard hearts must have melted...just a little !


Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:19

Hey? It's been excellent down here! 

very little rain, plenty of sunshine and very warm 

Pole for washing line

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 20:03

no class you lot.

nothing,,but nothing, beats a billowing row of coloured underpants on the clothes line. Sometimes even when washed 


Discussions started by Verdun

Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 11:41

Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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Last Post: 05/09/2015 at 07:24

What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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