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Latest posts by Verdun

Cosmos. Fallen for a double cranberries but .......

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:17

Before the buds Red...they're takng energy....just pinch back shoots


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:52

It's ok folks.  I will wrap up warm and try very hard to eat lots of lunch 

Privet hedge die back

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:48

Different clones of plants mean some are hardier than others but this is when leaves will drop.  Hopefully in a few weeks new growth will fill in there.  Perhaps there is another reason for that area of dieback ?   Does your car put out exhaust fumes a little more there?  Car turning there?  


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:44

Well, Panda.  I am suffering.  Got bad sniffles and I'm worried they might develop into full blown sneezing so it is of major concern.  


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:12

Just back from a walk to the beach.  The sun is so warm.  Sky blue, sea calm and blue, no wind.  and peaceful .......good ad for Cornwall?


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:24

Here too the soil,is warming and the light is extending.  Earlier sunlight in the mornings now and later in the evenings.  All signs of spring....yeah!  

Trouble is plants in the gh are drying out fast so need to watch the watering during this cold spell.

Clematis when to prune?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:21

Richard, I'm aware of the need to plant clematis deeply but just how deep do you suggest? 

Cosmos. Fallen for a double cranberries but .......

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:17

Pinching out Red is best way to,produce sturdy plants.  I pinch out several times in won't harm them.  It produces more flowers too


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:15

Beautiful morning here.  No wind but cold.  Warming up though.  Got a cold ...first for quite some time......and trying to keep warm.  However, Spike is demanging  his walk. 

Hope everyone has good day 

Conifers and Holly

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 18:56

The indigenous holly will prob do well there but two factors are a problem.  You need to dig out as generous a hole as possible with plenty of compost etc added.  Also the holly will be denied full light and water because of the conifers.  not an ideal arrangement.  Any other options you're considering?  

Discussions started by Verdun

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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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

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

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Last Post: 15/03/2015 at 21:06

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 10:17

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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