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Latest posts by Verdun

Philadelphus Advice

Posted: Yesterday at 18:42

Philadelphus is easy to prune.  But not now.

I would wait until it flowers in June then cut out flowered stems back to new shoots

You can then cut to,the base one or two old woody stems

Before the darkness

Posted: Yesterday at 17:25

Don't like the clocks changing in autumn.  It simply reinforces the onset of winter.

Don't forget folks.....hour FORWARD tomorrow night 

It's my birthday

Posted: Yesterday at 17:21

Picked up a wonderful pre ordered birthday cake for my niece ...21 next week.  Cost an arm and a leg.  I am her nearest relative and we are like father and daughter since her mum died when she was just 15 months old.  

Funny, it was her mum's 52nd birthday couple of days ago .....always strange to see happy birthday flowers from her for her mum 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 17:11

Beautiful sunny afternoon and evening here.  Perfect blue sky, no wind and dry 

Salvia Amistad is becoming richer by the day......deep  purple now.  The autumn suits it brilliantly.  Have a yellow leaved dogwood behind one and combo is striking.  

Went to see my mum earlier in the care home.  She was tired and just wanted to sleep.  A visitor .....known for her ability to talk and talk and  talk and ltalk and talk.....had seen her just before I arrived so my visit was wasted.  Ah well!  See her tomorrow 

Dianthus

Posted: Yesterday at 17:01

Prob over watering?  Would only cut off flowered stems.  Dianthus won't want watering now 

before and after

Posted: Yesterday at 16:59

Looking good Pauline 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 09:17

Good morning folks.  Bit damp but quite warm 

Woody....my style too.  Exciting planting up fresh border.  When I do I think it will be so much better than the replaced one.  Usually it is but it takes the second season for me to tinker again for "perfection" 

Don't let autumn get to you MrsG. I'm in the  same boat because so much seems much like it was in summer and I'm loathe to cut it all down.  We will all catch up so relax

The thing about council tax is that too many on the council are overpaid and we see money wasted time and again but to keep services for vulnerable people we should pay  more council tax.  The Council has cut care support for those with learning difficulties down here ...affecting their families too.....and this cannot be right 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: Yesterday at 00:25

Tootles...pretty near the mark 

Runnybeak  Maybe!  It just shows the sense of humour here.  Nice!  

 

Slugs and snails

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:50

Nematodes will be useless now.  Too cold.  Use in spring.

Pellets or hand picking slugs for now but dahlias etc soon be over anyway

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:09

Fishy ...no pipe....don't smoke?   Not a fisherman....haven't got the patience.  

Discussions started by Verdun

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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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 14:30

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

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

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Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 19:00

It's my birthday

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Last Post: Yesterday at 17:21

Roasting

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:25

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

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:18

Love your garden

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:56

grasses

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Last Post: 16/08/2014 at 23:56

hardy geraniums pictures

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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 00:44

Is mahonia invasive?

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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 12:44

Blue foliage

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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 02:44
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