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Latest posts by Verdun

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:26

No......I mint something else 

Hydraenga Advice

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:25

You see b clevererer than me 

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:22 cheating or I won't play 

What plant is named after a brand of  chocolate ?

Pittosporum help!

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:16

Heather, hmmm, not the best specimen.  

Firstly, can you take it back?  A reputable nursery would accept it.

you can cut back every stem quite hard but to buds or shoots lower down.  this will make it bushier but not make it shoot from the base.

Hydraenga Advice

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:13

James, your hydrangea flowers should not be turning brown just yet.  Have you been watering it well?  Really well?  

Hydrangeas should be coming into their own right now, at their best or approaching it.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:08

Ah have discovered my little secret . I do indeed bribe the postman.  My neighbour is always buying plants but never gets them.  I advise her to put it down to experience as you cannot get your money back on online purchases.  Meanwhile I have told postman to deliver her plants here because I will give him a donut . He is a greedy fat little postie 


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:01

Roasting here

Planted kniphofia.  As I was contemplating it someone came and admired the hellebore I was about to replace.  So she had a large better ones....and I got perfect spot for poker.  Win, win 

echinaceas seem huge this year esp the doubles....marmalade, hot papya and Guara Ice.  milkshake in slightly shadier spot is still to open. all of the singles are out though.

touch wood,,the salvia I moved impulsivelt yesterday....all 5' plus of it.....seems to be ok.



Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:31

Hot right now and humid 

a parcel waiting for me.....couple of Kniphofias   Bit rootbound so loosened roots and pulled them quite vigorously to occupy 5 litre pots.  soaked for half an hour and then again when potted. Prob plant one out and keep one potted for autumn planting scheme.

picked most of the peaches on second bush before greedy blackbird decides to scoff them.  Tempted to paint a ball to look like a peach to get revenge on that bird. 


Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

We wait to see what you say this time next year ladygardener.  My views at first were like yours


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:28

hello forkers 

cloudy, warm and dry but the odd shower is likely this morning.

have good day folks 

Discussions started by Verdun

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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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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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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