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Latest posts by Verdun

Summer shrubs that have nice follage in winter

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:58

Do you mean "shrubs" Rebecca?

choisya is a delightful evergreen looking good in winter.  Hebes of all kinds. Abelia...a nice smaller variegated variety called in late summer.  Escallonia.  Ceanothus.  Mahonias....nice new compact Careless......and Senecio.  Viburnums too.  If you have a neutral soil camellias look good.  If acid soil rhododendrons, azaleas, kalmias etc look good in winter.

Cuttings From Pinks

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:48

Dawn, you dont need a video.  Look at your plants and pull shoots....3 to 4".....(pipings) off, tidy them up and pot them up in compost.  Water, cover with polythene bag and leave outside in a spot out of direct sun.  They root quickly.  You will have flowering plants next summer


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:44

Still raining here.

my hosta First Frost arrived and potted up.  Looks quite nice. But now I've got my eyes on Stained Glass......will pinch Dove's 



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:39

I missed out on that £50 from british gas Marion but I did get a good compensation from them recently

Oh come on......

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:37

honesty here.  Climate change is NOT happening.  

Wont go into it all again but an academic who should know better loudly proclaimed to me how bad it is all going to be.  What a silly man.  He called out an electrician to replace a fuse 

climate change "experts" are tripping over themselves......they are so focussed on their highly paid jobs that they fail to see how often they change their definitions.  

Before anyone jumps in with the usual accusations I am not deluded or in a state of denial.  Like most others,  we KNOW the climate change lobby is wrong.  And one way or another they are costing us all a fortune

summer continues with a heatwave this weekend...a pleasant 23 here and a torrid 30 plus in the south east. however this  is not climate change.  But just watch out for the "experts" renewing their climate change huff and puff as temps soar

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 09:10

Very nice Winter.....which hosta is that?  Like mine (so far) yours has not been targetted by slugs n snails 


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 09:07

Any news about Stacey?  The chili ....i know this is a pepper thread......queen?

What to plant?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 09:03

How about peas?  And a tomato plant. and strawberries ...?


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 08:59

Morning Susan

beat you to Beachgrove.  Recorded but watched it late last night.  Shame that Chris Beardshaw is leaving to go touring with Ken Dodd as one of the diddy men ..........oops!  I'll get my coat.  

Well, the rain is not happening so far.  Just took spike down to overlook the beach.

salvia love and wishes duly planted...behind deschampsia goldtau.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 08:48



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