Latest posts by Verdun

Ornamental grass

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:56

Certain grasses grown for their flowers......deschampsia, tennuissima,,hordeum jubatum, for cast seed.  Not much you can do if you want their flowers

however, others like the carex tribe...buchannii, comans form,,for example,...are best grown for their foliage.  Here I pull out the developing flower heads to prevent seeding.  a9blue, it sounds like these may be your lawn invaders.  Hand pull then stop them seeding next year 

My flowers ..

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:50

I understand 

My flowers ..

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:41

No aym....patens does not have a "sprawling habit".   Perhaps if overfed or overwatered but they are upright beauties...rather like wot I am 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:36

Sunny here but shade has descended on this part of the garden now but the pokers look on fire 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:27

Ha ha Steve...... I know   I'm sure it gets bigger every time I see Costa.  Get past the beard and he is brilliant.  classic example of never to judge by appearances 

Gardener John, a good lawn is wonderful for any garden.  I am not quite so regular on the edges as you are but once a fortnight on average I guess.  Mind you I have home made concrete edges to mine so they're always pretty neat.

incidentally, I think praise for presenters gives them confidence too so they perform/ relax better . If we show appreciation the powers that be will give us more garden progs 

Miniature Hostas

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 10:54

Marrin, check out Sue Procter Hostas.  

Huge range and, for me, the best supplier of hostas.  Usually large size plants supplied in contrast to many other hosta suppliers. 

My flowers ..

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:07

Well, they do drop in the odd lager at times aym  

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:53

Think so Fairy 

My flowers ..

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:50

Edd....ha ha . Good to see you 

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:46

Hey!  Some foolish remarks here.......Fairy has magic powers I can testify to .

Paf, oh yes!  Love Gardening Australia.  

Fidget go to Gardening Australia website, tick downloads and you can watch episodes at your leisure.  Currently 20 episodes this series 

Charlie D is underrated as a presenter...hands on, knowledgeable and increasingly likeable 

Discussions started by Verdun


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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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HEY! This aint right!

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Cosmos xanthos

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Those who don't have grasses!

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Where are they coming from?

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New GW...??

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Garden Rescue is back......

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Fuschias and vine weevils

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What will be left standing?

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Wot did I get?

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Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

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Just to tease Ladybird

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Look out for the bargains

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