London (change)
Today 21°C / 15°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 13°C


Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: Yesterday at 07:57

Well done heather 

Help with penstemons

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 19:47

sounds  like your penstemons have had too easy living Lin21

in spring cut back your plants, don't feed, mulch or overwater. ,if in sun they are sure to flower next summer

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:28

Lily....she said to give it to meeeeee 

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:26

Or a bed of ornamental grasses ....can incorporate heleniums and echinaceas ?

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:15

Well, perhaps not acceptable to some, but lawn can be easy to maintain esp if top quality is not required.  It's easy on the eye, provides lovely smell when cut and looks great.  

Funny tho...lately a friend was advised early summer to put in a lawn to cut down on her work in the garden and she says it was a great solution.

Empty Space??

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:11

Berberis atro nana is a good contrast to sundance as is pittosporum Tom thumb but blue flowering perennials are excellent with it too


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:09

Lucifer for me is a vigorous grower.  I keep it in relatively small groups and grow in 5 litre pots as spares.  Lovely colour.  Foliage is good too as a foil for other plants. Satisfactory meeting today re my mum.  And she has got new hearing aid so hoping for some improvement in  her "capacity"

been cloudy and sometimes drizzly day but very warm 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:57

Not really a trouble or a worry .....far from it

my niece...on eve of her 21st birthday.....said she had "ghosts" last night.  A book I had written for her about her mum (who died when her daughter was 15 months old) fell out of a cupboard and landed by side of her bed last night.  A similar thing happened on the eve of her 18th birthday when a book her mum had written had been moved from a cupboard to top of her dresser overnight.   We have, for various reasons, spoken about her "guardian angel".   Not given to these things but who knows?  We feel it's a very comforting situation 

Invasive shrub

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:49

Like bamboo, jap anemones suddenly invade.  Neither for my garden 

Solution needed

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:47

Not much difference removing any of the currants.  Treat them same way.  Never really been a problem to remove 

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

Replies: 37    Views: 612
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 12:43

Impressions of the posters here

Replies: 248    Views: 5760
Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 21:32

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Replies: 72    Views: 2316
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 14:30

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Replies: 9    Views: 295
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Replies: 26    Views: 743
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

Replies: 42    Views: 1087
Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

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

Replies: 14    Views: 289
Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 19:00

It's my birthday

Replies: 278    Views: 5574
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 18:56


Replies: 47    Views: 964
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:25

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

Replies: 23    Views: 542
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:18

Love your garden

Replies: 27    Views: 665
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:56


Replies: 65    Views: 1416
Last Post: 16/08/2014 at 23:56

hardy geraniums pictures

Replies: 16    Views: 450
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 00:44

Is mahonia invasive?

Replies: 20    Views: 534
Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 12:44

Blue foliage

Replies: 21    Views: 721
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 02:44
1 to 15 of 175 threads