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Latest posts by Verdun

Pruning Sambucus Nigra black lace

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:47

I always prune these shrubs Hard back .....the foliage is so much better for it as is the density.  However, for perfection of foliage, pinch out leading shoots 2 or 3 times during the summer.  Makes a big difference to quality of foliage. ,wouldn't grow it for its flowers though 

Canna Lily

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:40

Not sure about cannas needing to be frosted.......as I said about dahlias.  Keeping them dry is important over winter.  However, I have 3 very large clumps still in flower and these will remain in the ground here in the west of Cornwall.  Angiepangie your conservatory should be fine if unheated.....out of the sun and. on shady side. 

Help Wallflowers

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:32

A reservoir of water for wallflowers nodlisab?  A big no.  That's your reason for failure .

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:48

Morning Dove.  I'm always joking at petrol station ..."is this buy one get one free day"?  And I embarrassed my niece once when I tried to get a discount at a popular clothes store for her.  The assistants there were from her school and I was in the doghouse.  (Didn't get a discount....well, didn't buy as my niece stormed out ). However, my niece now looks out for her bargains and haggles too 

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 23:34

Thanks Salino.  Respect to you 

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 22:42

Prob correct again Salino.  The bragging, the pride, the winning of the "argument" , the machoness, does come into it I guess.  But saving money too.  Saved hundreds over car deals so not to be sneezed at .....there is a skill to it though.  Assessing the desperate need of the salesman to sell, brinkmanship, kidology, convincing the salesman of your own value to the dealership after the deal is done.  I remember my own dad.....utterly brilliant as a wheeler dealer ....with total respect and admiration.  

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:25

Of course Salino you are correct. We should be informed as much as possible to enable us then to make choices.

i was lucky about stag horn sumachs.  Just as I got into gardening I was presented with one of them.  Duly planted in centre of a lawn......don't we all as beginners plant a central lawn feature?........but then informed by a visitor of its behaviour.  I removed it there and then.   The "donor", a neighbour, has his garden overrun now with stag horns .  

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:17

My brother is a non haggler.  often ridicules me for it.  However, he regularly pops in when a renewal or purchase is due.  "Fancy coming with me?"  he says.  Then, "can you do the talking?"  he is not alone. I enjoy it.  I prob pay less ....and far less....for my phone, mobile, insurances, and purchases than most.  

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:09

Thanks Forester, will set recorder.  Christine is excellent 

Lawn issues

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:06

We gardeners will always disagree.  It's what makes us fascinating 

i have gone through the perfect lawn ambition stage......fine grass seed, spiking, raking, top dressing, annual re-seeding where appropriate, twice weekly mowing, autumn and spring feeding, summer boost feeding, and.......treatment for leather jackets and chafers. For me, leather jackets persist in their grass root diet for a good while yet.  However symptoms would also include yellowing grass and bare patches

Every lawn is different.  Mine is on free draining soil.  However my back lawn is growing on heavier soil and actually is lusher.  It's thin though where traffic under an arch entrance is the cause.  

i take advice and opinions from everyone and then decide myself on the solution.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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