Latest posts by Verdun

What is this plant ?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:34

Nicer than a delphinium Nut??   

Love my delphs and second flowering now starting on some of them.....unrivalled shades of blue on tall on stately foliage beats tree paeonies ........mind you, I haven't any tree peaonies 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:30

Watered plants in pots earlier......already hot and another roasting day in prospect...beach calling I think 

My flowers ..

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:28

For a more delicate simple dahlia check out yellow Honka.  Butter yellow star flowers with sturdier foliage not weighed down with the usual heavy dahlia flowerheads 

Ideas for a fluffy shrub or perennial

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:23

Fluffy?  Deschampsia or pennisetum villosum? 

Sanguisorba?  Floaty?  Pink Tanna is delightful 

Astilbes have fluffy flowers? White, red, pink or purple flowers.  Some have "fluffier" flowers than others.  Shogun has taller pinky/white flowers

how about persicario Polymorpha?  (Pictured) this has been a froth of tall "moundedness" for several weeks now and will continue all summer

Or a "round" evergreen like choisya ternatta or the more compact white dazzler.  A solid round evergreen  would give a nice balance there.  Pittosporum Tobira is evergreen and scented.  There is a variegated form of this too.  Or Fatsia?  Such foliage would look good there too . Lonicera nitida Baggesons Gold is a colourful foliage evergreen..? 

My flowers ..

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 21:51

Hazel, you could wait and see exactly what you have flower wise but if you really hate the foliage then yank it out. .  

prob there are one or two dahlia experts out there that can advise as to what you have  

dahlia tubers  are not really expensive so select exactly what you want....named varieties will be readily available in the autumn online or in the garden centres. you can select flower colour, foliage colour, type of flower, tall or dwarf. You get exactly what you want 

not one for "bargain" packs...often they are pretty ordinary or even poor quality. far better to buy quality rather than quantity if possible 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 21:04

Hot!   at the end of a very hot day 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 18:29

Dark, gloomy and raining 

ha ha......bloomin' roasting.  Hot , hot, hot 

Runner Bean Trench

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 12:42

Thanks PP.  kept putting off the day but it was time.

he had a lovely last morning though....we took the day off to cuddle, treat, pamper and let him know we loved him.  he was on his blanket on the lawn...his fsvourite spot.....and it was beautifully sunny...he loved the sun.  Vets came and it was painless and quick.  Very, very sad 

Geoff Hamilton

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 12:37

GW are featuring memories of Geoff Hamilton on Friday.  Should be nostalgic. 

Things always seemed better in the past but Geoff prob was the best presenter ever on GW so will be nice to "see" him again 

Runner Bean Trench

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 12:24

Yes Liri,  10 days ago.  13 years old, my old mate, lovely, lovely old fella.  Miss him like mad

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