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Latest posts by Verdun

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:20

Like the planting AWB.  Maybe a grass/carex or two like carex testacea, Bowles golden grass...?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:23

......not cannabis, I hope KEF. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:08

Looks like a hot day in prospect.  

Get some planting done in front garden this morning,hopefully.

Good news about your dad Fidget 

 

It's not rocket science....

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:05

That's a CATastrophe Supernoodle 

Cocoa Shell Mulch

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 21:52

Hiya Yarrow, 

Used cocoa shell mulch about 20 years ago and, initially, it looked and smelled fantastic.  However, it soon became "mouldy" with white "growths".  I think it possibly could be hazardous to pets.....or children if they lick their hands there.  

Would not use it again 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 21:47

Hiya allium

I garden on sandy loam.  Agree though that these plants like a bit of moisture.  The back garden has good deep, enriched soil good for them but couldn't hope to grow them well in the front.  However panicums are worth a try.....or go for Calamagrostis if you want a tall summer flowerimg grass on light soil.

The salvia......uliginosa ...is the exception to most salvias in needing moisture.  Try salvia Amistad, patens Guanajuato, or guaranitica for tall blues on light soils.

Drat........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:57

Sorry fairy.  Ligularia?  Prob too dry 

Drat........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:56

Dove.....a tad too small. Want something to grow reasonably tall quickly. Anyone tried little Blie spire?  Apparently it's less sprawly.  

Fairygirl, I think it will be the canna.  They grow so well down here flowering from mid Augusf onwards af a height of well over 7 ' 

Could put in Calamagrostis too. Got a couple of large ones in pots.  Decisions, decisions......I need a donut or two.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:45

Been lovely today.  A couple of brief showers but warm,,even hot, sunshine all day.  Veronicastrums now planted, salvia uliginosa planted (as suggested by Dove), and a panicum re-located .  Still got a load of plamts to go in buf it's taking shape now 

Nice ...full...lunch in town followed by an extra dessert.  The waiter recommended the apple crumble so I had two. 

My niece handed in her notice today but was very nervous about doing it.  She has a new accountancy position in seaside Falmouth and now theres a flat on  the seafront availabls too.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:28

.......then I wiped the condensation from the mirror and it was.......only me!  Wot a sillee billee 

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