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Latest posts by Verdun

Frosts ?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:54

Its not just frost.....very cold weather, biting wind, can wreak havoc with young plants.

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:12

Wot?  Wot did I say???? 

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:41

almost choked on my sausage roll ......a headline in my electronic newspaper said "women are better drivers than men". 

I'm still shaking as I type this.  

The powers that be need to control such horrendous statements that kids could be reading.........

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:36

Brilliant there Busy giving out free plants.  All gardens open to the public give freebies.  It's a new european directive 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 11:59

My astrantia superstar will arrive on Tuesday.  Will make a white mound alomgside a group of rudbekias forefronting helenium moreheim beauty.

potted on yellow voltage osteospermums

my severely cut back aeonium schwarzkopf now sprouting everywhere.  

Talkback: How to grow on plug plants

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 11:55

Maybe you overfed.  Bonemeal a big no for plugs.  There is enough food in the compost you pot them up in.  

Did you use compost or garden soil shazbat?

dont fuss them too much either.  Simply pot on, no extra feed, water well and let them be in a warm place indoors.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 07:15

Heucheras seem resistant to slugs.

think about hackonechloa, a wonderful mounding and cascading grass, in a container.  Permanent, perennial and classy 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 07:12

Hello forkers 

sunny today.  Gorgeous morning 


My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 23:50

Perhaps Shirley this is what you should do.  Its not right but maybe the practical solution.  You could spend hours and someone could,spend 2 minutes to ruin everything.  Some people are simply not nice Shirley.  Make a garden elsewhere where people will appreciate you.  

Do you fancy working as a volumteer at an estate?  No outlay and you can imdulge your love of gardening without the hassle.  

Dont let people who are not worth it bother you

2 queries

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:26

Rosemummy, I prune philadelphus every year removing every flowered stem.  Now and fhen I will remove the odd old wood to the base.  It flowers profusely.  Is yours a cutting?  Is it a named variety?  I havent fed mine too often...,belle etoille....but is mulched.  

Allium disappearance?  Sounds like a vole or similar.  Maybe a mesh box around it?

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: Today at 09:23

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

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
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