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Latest posts by Verdun

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:43

hazy view of foxgloves and alstromeria


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:42

another angle


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:41

who mentioned my name?

just cut grass and the scent of my belle etoille took my breath away so a quickee



Posted: 24/06/2015 at 10:55

Sorry folks.  Nice to know I was missed 

 Got to shoot off in a mo......looks like I may be hooked into doing something in my nephew's garden.  Taking flowers to his partner...they are expecting a baby on Boxing Day....and he has just had promotion from leading paramedic to station manager at the ripe old age of 32.  

morning forkers......have good day 

When is the best time to plant hollies?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 00:11

If you see some decent specimens Chris I,would get them now.  As already said though only if you can keep them well watered during the summer.  For me this is the growing season so get them planted.

i love hollies.....golden king and handsworth new silver are the 2 varieties I grow.  Womderful, esp if kept clipped to their (almost natural) conical shapes.  



Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:18

Lily, there are time when things hit you.  As you say, this isnt a rehearsal.  Sorry you had bad news about your cousin.

I knew the guy who started up burncoose when he had a small nursery.  Many a long chat with him.  Burncoose is certainly worth a visit

shame some of you have had a cool day. wonderful for us today though.

not much news about my cousin......he cant speak yet so the extent of any damage is not known

Hello Pippin.  Nice to meet you 

This aint no hollyhock?!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 16:56

Quite correcf Nut.  We local yokels call them mallow 

This aint no hollyhock?!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:23

Mallows tomatus. cultivated forms and wild ones down here.

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:21

The world is going mad.  We have to tread on eggshells now with what we say even though we may mean well.

the sort of people who took offence at Alan's bastard trenching remark have too much time on their hands.  I have no time for those people.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:22

Passing the (famous.) burncoose nurseries tomorrow and pickimg up salvia love amd wishes.  Have no idea where to put it.  May simply grow it on for next year.

Bright and hot.  Thin cloud and blue skies.  No wind. 

put white gaura.... whirling butterflies to eucomis sparkling Burgundy just now. No more tinkering Verdun!  



Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 23:12

Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

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Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 20:31

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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