Latest posts by Verdun

Small and narrow space - need ideas!

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 22:19

Welcome, welcome Greta Greta 

as many may know here I am very fond of Taxus Standishii.  A very colourful, classy, bombproof erect yew.  This will grow there.

will some sun you could check out Aster Frikartii too.  Lavendar blue flowers from mid summer through to autumn.  hardy geraniums like Orion, Elke, Rozanne too.  clematis like Nelly Moser will look good on the fence.  Phormiums like Sundown will provide evergreen colourful foliage.  dahlias will add quick summer colour.  Verbena Bonariensis will,give you colour up to 7' on strong thin stems all summer....a real fwvourite.  

If your soil has reasonable moisture you can plant astrantias and heleniums as well as astilbes and tall grasses like calamagrostis Karl Foerster which will flower wll summer.

lots of things you can plant to quickly transform that spot Greta 

I had a moment of weaknesss at the garden centre...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 20:18

smilie with a halo Runny.....could be my new avatar 

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 19:35

She will claim the BEER Edd.  

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 19:00

Hate bullies Kc and your neighbour sounds a nasty piece of work.  Maybe we could dig a trench between 2 fences and bury him there 


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:56

Yes Wonky cos I enjoy that naughty step 


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:52

Well, I would but better to wait just a couple of weeks Caroline. . However, 

I find once we enter March the time just rushes by and we are suddenly into spring 

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:47

We could all chip in to pay for a new fence for Kc.   send it to me and I will make sure she...gets it 

Lovely day

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:42

Fiver is in the post Snow 


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:38

How many do you want Hosta?  

Mind you I saw an american prog online where masses of huge hostas grew.  Fantastic 


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:36

For me Guernsey, if you develop good strong plants by potting on regularly one dahlia will be enough for that container.,

It's what I do every year.  One plant grown well is far better than a packed-in bunch of weedy dahlias. So many presenters are shown stuffing containers like this. 

Cannas likewise are squeazed in with other plants.....for me again, one plant that grows several feet and flowers from mid summer 

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