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Latest posts by Verdun

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 21:53
Thinking very laterally now realising how devious you are..........
But, enough of the forum for now.
Could be a variety of dogwood but too obvious...small county could be cor.....nus.

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 21:43
Drivimg me mad now Dove.......

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 21:30
Ok. Thought I had it. Sensing that Red is in there somewhere.....

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 21:24
Corkscrew willow...cork. ,willow for autumn colour

Bishop of Llandaff (dahlia)

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 21:19
Jo, I grow one in each container. If I remember I will post some pictures
The "secret" is ..,the larger the tuber the bigger the plant will be

My Dahlias are a bit pathetic...

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:58
Yes jenniferann I do
I divide tubers in autumn......keeping them large and put into pots of dry compost or dry them off,,uoside down, and then wrapped in fleece in greenhouse

Bishop of Llandaff (dahlia)

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:55
The Bishop ...superb here. Hardy and reliable.
Sowed seeds of The Bishop's Children a few years back and these produced red and orange flowers on same purple foliage. The foliage has different shades of purple and different leaves. I selected the best and discarded the rest
Jo, all of them are bee friendly but consider sowing some seed.

My Dahlias are a bit pathetic...

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:15
Dahlias do need a good start.....lucky down here as they survive outdoors over winter. I pot up dahlias and keep potting on until they are at least 5 litre pots to 10 litres. Developing strong plants as early as possible is the key I think. Regular feeding, pinching, staking and slug/snail pellets are important factors.
Most dahlias will be flowering now.....mine are. Bushes are from 3' to 6' tall, bushy and strong.
Dont go too mad with the can be a negative thing. Mulching is a far better option

Garden centre

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:06
I have been invited several times to work in local gc. Tempting but.....I'm always haggling there,,often returning faulty plants and like being a customer.
But Dave, you will love it and be alert to the plants heading to the clearance bay before the rest of us know about them

Hosts question

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:02
Ahem! A hosta nursery hostafan!

Discussions started by Verdun

Is this really cruel?

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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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Such a shame......

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