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Latest posts by Verdun

Soil Type

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:51

KKC, do you simply mean to know if your soil is acid or alkaline?  Cheap easily understood PH test kits are readily available 


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:48

Hello forkers

no sun right now...its promised....and dry and quiet 

davids10 I have lysimachia beaujolais growing for first time.  New plant to me so what can I expect this year from them?  Currently 6" mounds of foliage and I anticipate arching spires of burgundy flowers about 60 cm tall?

hope you survive whatever your Company throws at you today 



Ornamental grasses

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 21:04

Firstly, love the pun Berkley

panicums are warm season grasses.....miscamthus cool season so grow earlier.  So, no, don't despair over your Panicums ......have no doubt they will be just fine.

If this was Yours ...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 19:15

I've been offered quite a bit for my ex sink now stone troughs.  


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:45

I cut all the old leaves off and all dead or imperfect leaves from phormiums...amazing the difference to the look of them

wont answer the hosta question cos I'm sure the Master will offer good suggestions.  

However, that bronze phormium is crying out for a purple or blue hardy geranium I think MrsG

If this was Yours ...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:22

Ah!  Get it now Panda. white sink and black ophiopogon. Pandas do like their white and black don't they? 

for me a white kitchen sink in the garden looks awful. ,it could be plunged into the ground I guess 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:19

I  sense it will all look superb Woody 

Remove bush in lawn without damaging driveway

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:14

Look, it all depends on what shrub this is......does it sucker,,for example?

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:11

Clematis jackmanii for me is always ee I. clematis as in ah! For me it doesn't really matter how we pronounce words


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 14:02

Yes cut it back now MrsGarden and root those cuttings for flowering plants in less,than 2 months. ,they will flower then or my name isn't Toby Twirl ! 

Discussions started by Verdun


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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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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

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

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 10:09 likee

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