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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:16

Happy birthday Pauline . And to fidget's mum 

Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:30

Years ago I received Bakkers plant catalogue.  Everything sold in it was new, special, rare, etc and to make it more so .Bakkers decided to use their own descriptive names. 

newspapers often advertise plants like this too.  Don't be conned .....check out plants before you buy folks 


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:25

Hello forkers 

dry, less cold and a lovely day in prospect 

planting and sorting friend's garden this morning.  but found my wellingtons.....bootiful.  


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:50

Isn't it funit that you read what you want to?  Thought Bekkie said "you want a sweetie"?  Just then. 

Got my mum's ashes today.  Will be scattered in at least 4 different places over next few weeks. 

Few questions, any ideas?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 16:26

The scent from sarcoccoca wafts on the air.  No something you go up to to smell.  

if your plant is small perhaps you need to wait another year but the scent is distributed. Patience for next year then.  For me all the sarcoccocas I've grown are highly scented.  

move camelia and rhodo now if without flower buds.  Easier than most other plants to move.  Make sure soil is acidic, at least for rhododendron.  And water well, even now.  

Oh, give your viburnum time.  It will just want to grow in preference to producing flowers so let it do,just that for now.

What does this mean???

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:44

Pretty safe down here now 


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:43

Haggled over deal for new car for my niece.  Fun n games.  Their starting point is such a joke but luckily we move on from that v quickly.  Getting there but always keep a card or two up my sleeve.  Her car in for service this morning.  We agreed price then garage decides to charge her a bit more.  He sees me, I say "you  sure"? and price drops.  "Any discount for the scare"?  I said and a tenner knocked off .  Love these games.  

Lovely day.......except for the odd shower.  



Posted: 16/02/2015 at 08:03

Morning, Bekkie.  Didn't think of donut bonus.  Trouble is she is a tight wad.  Be lucky if I get a lager (which will be very nice if its warm day)

overcast so far but good weather to come I think.

getting driven to start planting's getting to that stage where it suddenly seems urgent!


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 22:00

Oh eck!  Just committed myself to planting something for a friend this week and, whilst there,  I can "tidy and sort". 

When to prune zebra grass?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 21:57

Ok Victoria,

just look at Morning Light though.  Lovely with sun shining throught it.  And Panicum Shenandoah ......with it's red/orange foliage.  And helictotrichon with its buff flowers and blue foliage.  and..........ha ha 

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