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Latest posts by Verdun

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 21:48

Nobody get my clue then?     Fag us ..beech.  ?  OK, I'll get my cost now 


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 21:08

You will all recognise one will all be eating maltesers 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:56

So goldcroft, we need to know which varieties you have.

Some grasses can be killed by winter pruning......even down here where it's mild.  Ditto with division at this time of year.....grasses simply do not make new roots in cold soils so sulk and can rot.  Nothing to lose by delaying for few weeks but everything to gain my opinion 

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:46

Nice pics fidget.  Appreciate the grasses 


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:30

Domt forget the rule a nice plant for Verdun 


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:18

Hi mrsgarden

 Good to have you back 

Talkback: What to prune in winter

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:15


Its simply just responding to that hard pruning, viz., just growing.  

I would cut it all down.  I would then spring....prune again lightly to emerging shoots and aim to encourage a bushy plant.  It would restrict its energy to grow so much in the summer perhaps,helping it into flowering mode.  

Plant Indentification

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:10

Potentilla or,spirea ...can't determine anything this early.  Both long-lived so prob yours is ok Nut 

Is this honey fungus

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:27

Thanks Bob 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:25

Hello gold croft

Nice to meet a fellow grass grower.

Depends on which grasses you have but don't do it yet.

So, what do you have, what size pots are they already in amd how long have they been there?  Have you divided any yet? Most grasses benefit from division.

Discussions started by Verdun


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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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