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Latest posts by Verdun

Am I heading for trouble?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:15

Pheo, best to dig up those plugs and overwinter in gh or indoors. they will be much stronger for protection.  Geraniums, lavendar and Rosemary will not like it there yet

Preparing for new lawn in Spring

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:40

You going for a seed mixture called Magic Green Fairy?  

Tulbaghia - wow!

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:36

Yes I grow tulbagai WillDB.  I love em.  Grow one group next to imperata Red Baron ...the foliage contrasts beautifully.  Also with ophiopogon.

I divide a few most years and plant them as a group but always have a pot or two in the gh.  If you feel you may lose them WillDB dig some up and pot them and then plant out in spring.  

Skimmia Japonica Rubella

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:30

I would move it now if ground is not too wet. However, 1.5 metres is not too wide Jo.  Surely you can get a good rootball  without hacking it back.  Get as big a rootball as possible.  If you can move it now it will settle in well before the summer.  I tend to move shrubs now for this reason and it seems a successful ploy. 

Spraying my cherry tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:22

Makes sense to me Edd.  

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:21

Lily Pilly, can you completely remove cherry?  It's what I would recommend.  

Local gc has shrubs on offer to concenitrate on Xmas trees.  Want a white hydrangea so will venture there over weekend.


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:14

Pretty good day rain.  Getting bit chilly now.  

Got household insurance  renewal today.  Phoned them for discount.  Got £40 off.  Tried for a discount on my wholemeal loaf but disappointingly no......

beef casserole on the hungry.  Not eaten since lunchtime .  However, I'll be ok I think 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:09

Sounds like you're ok Frank. 

Mum was much better today.  She greeted me as though she hadn't seen me in ages....saw her last evening. Feel less worried about her now.  Shared some crocs with residents .......choc liqueurs.  My dog went too but no food for him there so disappointed.  He did make his way to the kitchens though.  Likes his food....that's my boy 

difficult times Lyn.  Go with the good times.....its a roller coaster of emotions isn't it? 

Fragrant tree

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 16:57

A mixture of Philadelphus...June scent.....choisya for spring and early summer, daphne and sarcoccoca for late winter.....get a witch hazel in there too and honeysuckles and jasmine for late summer.  

No, disguise that "lovely country" smell.  Just cos we are used to it or that it reminds us of former times some of the smells of the country are not nice.

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