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Latest posts by Verdun

There's orangey........

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:52

orange em or hate em?

I like orange...grow a few like geums, echinaceas,,dahlias, etc.  However, many don't like orange yet it lifts a garden.  Not just orange and blue/purple but with yellows, with purple foliage,,etc. etc.

what oranges do you folks grow?

Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:39

I would cut it back hard.  Agree with advice to take cuttings too.

when you cut it back, JBD, use sharp tools to leave clean sloping cuts.  I really dont think you will lose your fuschia by pruning it like this.

Next year cut it further back and then every year

Plant problems

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:35


yes sambucas can...should be in my pruned hard back. then it responds with better quality foliage.

if you have growth at the end of those branches then your plant is not dead so cut back by half or even more.  Then feed it well,  water it well.  Mulch it.

sambucas is much better in the ground....can you plant if out Michelle?  3 years in fhe same pot is a long time for a plant that likes to grow freely.

RHS Chelsea -plant ID

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:35

I currently grow beaujolais ......a nice clump of them with flowers about 60 cm. verbascums have never appealed to me but will look again at the latest varieties.

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:29

Well I have taken notice of the milk scares.  I drink lots of gold top. I remember reading that We need to watch our cholesterol levels so have upped my intake of gold top. 


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:25

Yviestevie,,weather has been good so far and should be even better over the next few days. however, I will personally guarantee tropical comditions for you 

Feeding azaleas

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:38

See lena!  

So you're a cornish lass too?  Er, I mean I'm not a cornish lass but am a cornish lad 

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:35

mankind has always been the guinea pig ......we simply dont know what we can be sure about.  Our food generally is atrocious because it is chemically sprayed, treated with additives that probably are harming us every day and that guy in Dad's Army said....we are all doomed  

look, we have no choice but to simply get on with whatever we have without analysing everything.......

9cm plant - how to deal with it

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 19:29

I can get all sorts of ferns at least 4 times that 9cm pot.  Yes, those fronds...almost tempted to say that frond......will unfurl but the root wont.  Its a shockingly small almost insulting specimen.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 19:01

Jan, looks a nice shed.  Taking shape nicely 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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