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Latest posts by Verdun

"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:01

Can't grow it Marco.......shame cos it's something I would love to have 

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:58

Now you really have lost me Chrissy.  I think we are prob saying same thing...viz., we can and do grow runners in same place. 


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:55

Yviestevie, I confess to digging it up and potting it.  It should have been ok though because I had only planted it a few weeks before lifting.  It was in wrong place.

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:24

Lovely raw Runny 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:22

Beautiful day again.  Planted out Leucanthemums and moved a cistena crimson dwarf . .....lovely plum coloured foliage and pinky white flowers on nice compact shrub.  Before planting Leucanthemums I discovered 5 slugs tucked in the compost at the base.  I always check for nasties in the pots or rootballs these days.

Winter, well done for pruning your phormium.  Very few people do,down here anyway, but it makes a huge difference to its appearance.  I remove old leaves every year.  I cut a huge phormium for a friend recently and it's not the easiest job in the world is it? She has 2 more for me to do......yippee 

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:11

Chrissy, difficult to plant new beans in an area of previous runner bean roots.  Have you tried that?

also,,if you want to keep runners in same spot for a few years and the area retrenched with compost the roots will,have to be dug up.  



Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:02

Winter I grow that variegated honeysuckle.  Rarely flowers much for Me though but, yes, lovely foliage.  


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:57

I grew a beautiful almost dainty pure white sisyrinchium called May Snow few years back.  Doesnt seed or keep it I had to divide it in late summer and plant in acid peat compost.  Used to sell it...sold itself on sight.  However, my luck ran out and I have not been able to obtain it again.

anybody growing this?  Know of it?  Whenever I think I have found it online it turns out to be a different sort.  

Tricia your sisyrinchium won't be dying down will put forth new growth now

"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:51

Eryngium, echInops and a bright blue Rosemary are further blues in my garden. I also have a geranium called Black Beauty that has bright blue flowers .....the almost black foliage is superb and the blue flowers are more true blue than Rozanne. 

Oh, the last of my blue anemone blanda .......lovely true blue.  And Baptisia Australis will be flowering soon too


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:04

No Justin.  Say in 2 or 3 weeks.  Then the divided plants have time to grow this summer.

susiejennie, I'm sure someone will give you a piece locally.  Not being a skinflint.  I've had loads of cuttings, divisions etc from so many people over the years. 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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