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Latest posts by Verdun

ordering plants online

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 20:43

Think dave has covered it but I order lots online from excellent supplierrices reasonable prices.

Bought once or twice from eBay but never plants.

Liseals, why not get back to us when you know what plants you want and where you think you might buy them ? 

Beware of offers that seem too good to be true.  They prob are 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:59

Takes me back.....used to make up anagrams.  Brains frozen tho at mo.  

Any more out there? 

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:52

Happy birthday camera corner.....nice part of the forum 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:42


I grew P Aurea and it was invasive.  Had it for less than 18 months and checked it's habit.....being aware of the possibility.  It had run 3 metres or so, down deep and then up amongst other plants.  I had to follow every runner to totally eradicate.  It was much worse in an area of good soil too.  Will not grow any bamboo now.  In a pot they struggle so not a sensible plant for me.

For a similar habit, sound, etc., grow tall grasses instead like miscanthus or calamagrostis

Oh Hostafan,  took delivery of 3 hostas today including fire island.  


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:31

All the funny business is the work of Brumbull.  Local CID are looking at contacting their buddies in Birmingham.  We will see.  I've given info I have.  

There are some elderly people here that are being upset by Brumbull .....I guess he gets a kick out of this but it's an odd way.  He said he was a businessman but no businessman I know would have the time or inclination to waste like this.  Let's hope he decides to leave us alone ......

Weather turned on its head now....windy and very wet.  




Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:07

I thought of hellebores too but check out daphne odoraaureomarginata.  It's deliciously scented right and white flowers....and evergreen variegated foliage.   Maybe some snowdrops in the foreground. Some crocus too.

Nice thought Julie.  A garden should have sentiment like this.  

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:02


Live becomes evil, Mugabe is e ba gum,...........we could start a list here. 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:18

Jack, I wouldn't put them all in a big pot just yet.  Small individual pots for each plant will produce better plants more quickly.  When they have filled these pots you could then plant in one big pot.

Adding colour to grassy bank

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:14

Oooooo, nobody likes my bright,flower suggestion.  Is it because I wear yellow trousers, blue shoes and red bow tie? 

A friend of mine has a long sloping bank below a hedge on the main road. ,it was overgrown with grass and bramble.  Now it is home to osteospermums and looks......yes, bright with summer flowers.  Cornwall is home to such displays of temder,summer lomg flowers like Osteos, Erigeron, mesembryanthemum, etc.  The light bright comditions in Cornwall are conducive to this sort of plantIng


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:05

Matty, sounds like an exciting project.  Will be good to see your progress

Tracey, my 20 year old niece is very useful.  The new technology on my car was baffling me and within 10 minutes she had explained it all.  My phone, iPad, computer etc., whatever the issue she will sort it.  Feel bit thick at times but then she hasn't got my fine sense of humour and I am basically much more cleverer. 

Still nice and sunny here. ,my hostas arrived and now potted up.  Not much to look at right now .....roots and a single shoot on each......but by spring I am sure I will have healthy plants filling 2 litre pots.   ESP excited by Fire Island. 

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