Latest posts by Verdun

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 09:55

Looks and feels like mid summer......sunsational 

Monty don garden

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 22:47

You understand totally Kitty 

Monty don garden

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 21:50

Oh yes!  A mankini is my usual about town gear Kitty.  Very comfortable and the freedom is amazing.

aym, had to tell Monty the tub is too small for the three of us so Nigel had to vacate 

Monty don garden

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 21:08

Silly billy's ME 


Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:09

Similar contract Nanny Beach with Talk Talk with data, unlimited texts and free minutes.  No issues at all with them.

those scammers from Talk Talk would have contacted you if you were with BT, for example.  I know people getting these Talk Talk calls who are with other providers 

Poisonous plant

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 14:56

It's mine Papi Jo...all mine I tell you.

yes will do later or tomorrow.  Multi tasking right now

but,,yes,,unusual colour and should flower for a few weeks yet

Chimney planter advice please

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:42

Main prob is the lack of depth so permanent planting looks difficult 

phormiums would tolerate the wind but would need dividing every  2 years or so. 

Sedges like Buchanii, Testacea and Comans Bronze would grow there but, again, would need dividing every 2 years. 

I have several tall chimney pots hollow from top to base and I built in perforated concrete shelves half way down.  This means I can plant knowing I have 40 cm or more of planting depth.

Can you remove the grill and insert it st a lower level Julia?

A golden fastigiate yew?

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:20

Have both.    You won't find me without yew 

Aurea has been shaped as a cone.......wider than Standishii.

Standishii is more olive yellow, more tightly erect and more of a statement plant.  Not sure growth rate is much different

Dove, for "presence" , as a pillar Standishii is superb.  I have 3 here...2 were cuttings from original plant....and all are more than 20 years.  They are kept to 9 to 10' tall and average 2 to 3 ' wide.  Of course, both are easily and safely trimmed...even into old won't exceed their alloted space 

Aurea and Standishii are both, Aurea is softer in colour and form but Stan takes some beating. 

Poisonous plant

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:08

Yes they do flower now. Papi Jo.  Have Stainless Steel flowering now;  always late but welcome with  a very subtle classy colour    Stands In front of a butter yellow dahlia.  Astilbe Shogun fronts the aconitum.   Delightful plant 

aconitum will always feature in my garden....have 3 of them but all are surrounded by other plants.  

So many toxic plants but to me the spikey, thorny foliage of many exotics and roses are far more threatening 


Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:58

Flax is grown in the fields down here too Inglezinho.  Along with fields of rape quite a sight 

they are much bigger varieties though....the variety Sapphyr is my choice.

your insight does you credit GD.     Yes spring sowing 

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