Verdun


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EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:49

Love it here Topbird....feels healthy and fresh.  Can run, swim and relax 


Wot am I saying?  I don't want too many visitors here so sssssh! 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:22

Cant miss out the Cornish Tetley....the national rugby champions, world champion and olympic champion rower, finest beaches, (on my way in a mo to one of em)  clotted cream, best pasties and the finest magnolias, rhodos,  camelias in the world. and the best weather in the UK.  

Acer problems

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:32

Lottie  Lou, ericaceous soil based compost but not ericaceous mpc. 


Acid soil is not essential but I think it better.


Mpc is a huge magnet for vine weevils too ....if you have used mpc Liri may well be right about weevil grubs.  Use Provado if you suspect their presence . Or nematodes 

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:21

Agastaches, salvias, dahlias, geums, marguerites, osteos, astilbes,,acteas, aconitums, astrantias, all kinds of shrubs, flowering grasses, flowering hostas, flowering hakon grasses, lithodoras, lobelias, veronicas, lupins, delphiniums and hundreds more here Dove.  And love em all as do the birds, bees, butterflies. 


Meant foliage can provide so much 

Last edited: 21 May 2016 09:22:40

Dahlias in pots

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:34

Yes Rubi,,exactly what I do.


don't get me wrong, I have become very fond of Monty...if you can be fond of a distant tv personality....but on last night's GW he planted a large standard fuschia in a pot then added imperata grasses and then said it needs something else too.  There was very little room once the fuschia was planted...those grasses will likely struggle.  For me it will look odd and is congested already. He also said imperata likes dry conditions.  In my experience they like it moist and room to spread. 


Enjoyed the prog though Monty 


I have one plant per pot, esp dahlias, and it will more than outdo 3 or so planted in it 

Not a good day today

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:22

Jacqueline, things can only get better.  Onwards and upwards 

I'm not me anymore!

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:20

Morning Cloggie.  Yes you had me confused with Tetley.  Good move.  Have a good day 

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:17

Thanks PP.  hosta is in a pot but I think it earns a spot there.  Looks good all summer .


oh yes...texture and form for me with lots of foliage colour, shapes and grasses.  Who needs flowers? 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:13

Had rain here too PP but not long back from a walk to the beach and it was dry


morning everyone. hope everybody has good day

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:02

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