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Latest posts by Verdun

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:43

Very, very warm...humid....and yes this weather will last until November ......and very sunny. 

Gardengirl, an eye for a bargain clearly.  

someone mention cake?  Had no tasties all day.  (don't need your sympathy just the cake !)

Deadheaded heleniums......still loads of buds to,open out in this sunshine. 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:18

Can't grow blue  hydrangeas  here Lyn so envy you yours   Nice borders there....it looks,like you have plenty of space too

Have a pink one but will be planting a white hydrangea and possibly  one of the newer varieties too.

Established cuttings of E. Bowles Mauve - plant out now?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:18

No Order in the border. I would pot on all,of,them now ...just one size up.....and in a few weeks protect them in a greenhouse or with fleece.

Shrub for a shady corner

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:16

A picture would be good snowy

A bright yellow Phormium ?  Yellow Wave, cream Delight or Wings of Gold?  Evergreen, movement, easy and structural...?  

A white hydrangea in a shady spot is attractive too

White Arum lily will light up a shady spot.

A yellow leaved dogwood?   Mine are still in full bright yellow foliage and when leaves drop delightful red stems will provide colour until next spring 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 11:16

Great news Lily.     Such a worry but hopefully better things to come

Saw docs in hospital about my mum.  Insisted they cut out some of her meds.....it was clear to me some were not necessary.  They agreed yesterday with me and my mum will be monitored this week to see how she gets on without them.

Mum was complaining about some of the nursing staff and I thought she was imagaining it. ,however one nurse told me some of the nurses were abrupt with her.  But......when I got to,the ward mum was having a go at one of the visitors.   But shocking to see that.  

My brother, lives nearby too, has not been to see our mum for several weeks now so sent him a text to see her whilst she still has some awareness.     Not a nice bro or son 

There....my rant.  Feel better now 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 09:04

aster frikartii monch ...not yet in full flower...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58330.jpg?width=208&height=350&mode=max

 

backed by rudbekia goldsturn

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 09:02

canna Pretoria.  9' high.  on the back wall a few pears...deeelishush 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58329.jpg?width=208&height=350&mode=max

 

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 08:28

Nigel is lovely,my dog is lovely, but a gardening prog should be about gardening.   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 08:26

Lovely morning.    Nice feeling of heat already,  

One of my heleniums is not as supplied .  Was little suspicious few weeks back so informed the (online) supplier yesterday who will send replacement in the  spring.  however, the variety sent is an eye catcher but yet to ID it accurately.  

Our county council has just published its plans....cuts.....for next 4 years.  Nearly £200 million and savage, savage cuts everywhere.  To say its becoming "lean" is an understatement.  Austerity is all very well but people, vulnerable people, will be harshly hit.   The well,off, including the chief officers on the Council, will no doubt be protected 

 

 

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:57

Yes Beechgrove is fantastic.  Miss so many of them though so better set recorder for it. 

Discussions started by Verdun

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