Latest posts by Verdun

Lawn mower advice

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 22:11

Newboy, 3 payments will pay for a strimmer?    £120 a year for strimming? 

Pity you couldnt try a cordless Polly.  I would never go back to the noise,,smell and inconvenience of petrol 

Insomnia cure

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 22:04

Putting insomnia to the sward 

Flower bed

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 21:40

Snowy, not a large area so you wont want too many shrubs.  One shrub as a centrepiece...doesnt mean it has to be in the centre though.  Or two shrubs but nothing too big.

Small evergreens like euonymous, hebes, dwarf pittosporums etc perhaps.  A lovely little slow growing evergreen shrub is abelia Confettii;  a true beauty.

evergreen perennials like heucheras will give colourful foliage and flowers.  Winter heathers?  Yellow, green and dark foliage with winter flowers and neat.  Libertias are small evergreen uniquely coloured grass like perennials you might like 

the "miniature" conifer?  some  25 years ago I planted 3  dwarf conifers in a trough for my young month I will be removing one of them that I had moved into the garden.  It is 15 ' tall and wide and will be a challenge to get it out.  "Miniature/dwarf" conifers do not stay like that.  

I would not keep that laurel cutting there.  It will be better grown in a pot for a while

Can you post a picture?  Is it sunny?  Well drained?

You can have a "neat" said you don't want plants growing into one another......with mounds, spikes, oolourful foliage and all year round interest.  A gravel or bark mulch to decorate it..? 


Posted: 20/09/2016 at 18:53

Hmmmmm!  Not a brilliant idea and not what I would do.    If the neighbours are arrogant enough to demand Philippa's shrubs are removed they will prob not hesitate to take down a fence ! 

Best solution is to say "no"  and ignore them thereafter 

Overwintering Salvia

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 17:20

This is the annual red salvia billy

Overwintering Salvia

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 17:12

billy doesnt know how to papi jo...'tis why I asked for someone to post an annual salvia 

£3 99 or 39p?

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 17:10

Agree totally scroggin 

Overwintering Salvia

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 16:33

Papi jo, not sure if they are annuals yet ! 

Overwintering Salvia

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 16:07

Hiya billy

from your description ...3" long pointed leaves......I think you have the annual sort.  Are the red flowers quite feathery too?  

The hardy salvias usually have small leaves on a woody structure.  There are other salvias with bigger leaves that are more tender...these you would treaf as dahlias

maybe someone growing these annuals can post a picture for you to compare.  

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 15:49

Miscanthus, Amistad and Yellow Honka

Discussions started by Verdun


Replies: 8    Views: 231
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 21:13

How ruthless???

Replies: 18    Views: 368
Last Post: 25/09/2016 at 22:00

£3 99 or 39p?

Replies: 9    Views: 426
Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 17:10

HEY! This aint right!

Replies: 31    Views: 841
Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 17:25

Cosmos xanthos

Replies: 5    Views: 218
Last Post: 12/09/2016 at 21:06

Those who don't have grasses!

Replies: 54    Views: 1250
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 16:52

Where are they coming from?

Replies: 6    Views: 253
Last Post: 07/09/2016 at 14:41

New GW...??

Replies: 47    Views: 2471
Last Post: 26/09/2016 at 08:32

Garden Rescue is back......

Replies: 10    Views: 497
Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 17:57

Fuschias and vine weevils

Replies: 13    Views: 387
Last Post: 25/08/2016 at 19:51

What will be left standing?

Replies: 21    Views: 699
Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 23:04

Wot did I get?

Replies: 48    Views: 1423
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 15:49

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Replies: 12    Views: 395
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 22:31

Just to tease Ladybird

Replies: 6    Views: 328
Last Post: 11/08/2016 at 20:47

Look out for the bargains

Replies: 28    Views: 1520
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 18:33
1 to 15 of 331 threads