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Latest posts by Verdun

stormy weather

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 18:40

Yep, Barney is on his way tomorrow.  We do get a few storms down here so looks like the start of them.  pretty powerful winds I think. 

Pampas Grass

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 18:36

Shrinking Violet, get someone to do it for you.  Pampas can be difficult and their foliage is sharp so not nice on face and hands.  However, it wont be too long a job so get the other jobs done too.

then a clean plate . Perhaps the hewvyweights can deliver you a few bags of dried manure or mushroom compost too to replenish the soil there. 

meanwhile think about the beautiful plants you want there instead 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 18:29

Sorry Gertie, missed your post.  Yes aeonium schwarzkopf.  Should survive outside unless very cold this year.......there are a couple of hellebores there too, cut back, one white one reddish purple, so normally makes a nice late winter/spring scene.   It was a cutting taken year before last so 2 year old plant.  

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 17:01

Were you hinting you didn't like it Hosta?  

Not sure about it.

check out Gardening Australia....thanks kleipieper (Bet I got his name wrong) .....fantastic gardening progs better than anything here.  

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 16:57

Philippa, I have a few clumps of hakon grass.....just cut down salvia amistad that grows behind so it has been a feature all summer.  The movement is the attraction right now like the ripples on water....fascinating 

sedum spectabile...posties good idea.  Have a black lobelia behind another hakon and agastache black adder so I guess we share the same colour ideas

just added another variety of hakon too 

yum yum with the grapes.  Made me dribble there, sorry .  something I don't grow but will do 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 14:28

Hackonechloa still colourful.....not a flower in sight.  Wish you could see the movement in the wind.  almost 2 metres across and 80 cm high.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:23

Sounds perfect Marion...."My perfume garden and onwards in 2016" will be most welcome.  Look forward to it 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:15

So it's your fault nanny beach that winter is coming this weekend.  You reminded the gods. 


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:13

Fun early this morn but got my discounts on phone bill at last.   what a rigmarole?   Made sure my agreed discounts were recorded this time.  

very mild and dry but no sun.  Prob cut  grass cut later....still growing fast.  

Dont get sinusy....mind over matter.  My strong Cornishness denies all colds,,flu, and all forms of unwellness.  


It's different in Cornwall

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:04

Ere, Dove, we don all speek like that down ere.  They do sing in them there posh voices. Wanna pasty do ee?

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Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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