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Latest posts by Verdun

slugs on the run

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:15

Believe the news and Spanish slugs are huge and unkillable.  And vicious fangs too.  Im frighto 

Dormant or Dead Berberis x lologensis 'Apricot Queen'?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:12

Perhaps you did overwater it a bit Leigh.  It shouldnt need watering over winter very much at all.  However, I would complain asap. If you got it locally many gc 's offer a 5 year growth guarantee but, in any case, any reputable supplier would replace it.

on line purchase,,just email or phone.  You should get a replacemenot without sending yours.  locally take your plant in......your berberis is evergreen and tough.  It should be looking pretty good right now.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:05

Hey, I do post pics.......albeit usually summer ones.  I've got quite a few hellebores so I might just post a few pics 

(trouble is if I'm in the garden I want to garden and not photograph stuff.....and I'm a lazeeeeeeee bloke too.  Got to get phone all way out of my pocket )

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:01

Chicky you know you are my favourite.  that  cake looks delishush 

not a lot of rain here after all and it is now drying up.  Really mild.

sorry your tyres were flat Dove....so you had to drive your convertible instead.  It's a hard life 

got a phone call from a friend's friend........could I take a look at her garden?   her weeping willow has "lost its shape".  I was warned I might get this call.  She has a fairly large garden that apparently does need sorting.  I don't really want to get involved ...so far Ive just said it doesn't need pruning just yet!!! 

 

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 16:51

Ha ha Panda....got me.  ,I meant to show the purple hellebore too .....for a couple  of weeks the foliage is near purple but now just a purplish green.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 16:26

just to show doubles are just as colourful as singles....fritillaries in flower too

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/69262.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 12:41

Blairs, I know.   no, I don't  thnk I would use council recycled compost myself again but it is available cheaply.  Bought a lorry load once and it wasn't great stuff and I share your concerns over its quality.  I am aware of importing rubbish and possibly perennial weed problems.  You are right to take me to task there 

enjoy plant ordering TurnipFarmer 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 12:34

Not much sun here but a beautiful mild morning....some rain starting now but we are promised sunshine later

I have a sizeable blue juniper that I trim every year to maintain its dense conical shape.  Feel like a sculptor . Very satisfying when done.....this morning.  I divide,or remove old leaves on, phormiums annually too to maintain juvenile colourful compact leaves and did this too.  Garden now getting "tidied" and cleared to display new fresh growth....again, very satisfying 

hoped to cut grass again but rain has stopped play.  

Wintersong if you're checking out ferns the Japanese painted ferns are really quite beautiful

 

Holly ID please

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:34

just checked.  It's a handsome holly that I keep trimmed.  Will post a picture when it's neighbouring Cotinus royal Purple opens its leaves 

Holly ID please

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:31

Took my words Dove.  I grow it and will check for sure.

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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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