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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:38

Hosta, Spike when I'm firm....Spikey when he is esp endearing.      He is the most gentle and precious of souls though so Spikey is more usual 



Posted: 01/10/2015 at 17:42

I call my dog Spikey, Hosta 

badger Runny?

hot here too.   Still dazzlingly light and warm 

grass cut and some planting done.  Heliotropes putting out strong scent today   Salvia Waverley looking good 



Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:22

My Spike is a dog 

divided salvia patens and potted up. ...3 more for next summer

warmer even than yesterday 


Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:09

TT has such large leaves....a hot dry period isnt good.  Mine are planted where soil is good and always manure, etc., added to planting hole.

however, nothing to lose Busy by digging it up and checking for weevils.    Never known weevils go for TT though 

Can you recommend a Telescopic Hedge Cutter

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 08:10

I bought a gtech cordless telescopic.   Excellent for a season but then is useless.  I have had 2 in past 18 months.  starter button stopped working after a few months.  Exchange sent.  Now after a summer's use the battery has gone.  The battery is built in and the whole cutter is dependent on it.  

The customer service department has so far offered no help...just a polite apology.  I will keep forum informed but GTech is an expensive purchase for a product lasting just one year.  

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 07:33

Could well be Busy.  geums like some moisture. 


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 07:32

Morning folks

feeling very warm today.  Early morning walk to the beach.  Think today will be quite hot.  It will feel very strange when we do get rain...expected on Monday

hope those with health issues cope well 

Moving of Plants/Trees

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 23:25

Ritchie, pretty safe to move those after just one year right now.  

Too many moves will certainly damage any shrub or tree.  

Next move should be in autumn and prob in October 

i often move all sorts of plants....sometimes as a whim takes me; I guess we all do that occasionally..........but it is better to be sure in the first place where to plant something.  


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 19:19

Just jealous of your ride on Hosta 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:59

Hogweed, I have a 12 year old golden lab.  A very sad day it will be when his time is up.  you wont forget your cat.  We all can identify and empathise with you.  Best wishes 

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

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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

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Echi what?

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

Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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