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Latest posts by Verdun

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:46

Adding colour to grassy bank

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 23:27

Mike I agree it's far better to talk side by side about a project.  The pros and cons are soon sorted.  I guess that's where the forum helps 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 23:23

Mike, that's impressive singing in those choirs.

I have sung the bath, the shower and in the car.  I too love bridge over troubled water, cecilia, etc.  


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:53

Hello white heather,

Dont think I've said hello.  Warm welcome to you 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:50

And the lupin aphid is especially damaging...and large.  A chemical or soap spray before the spikes form is effective though

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:13

Talking of hostas got some coming tomorrow.  Jealous? 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:10

Tracey....we all like you so relax 


Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 20:02

Ditto fairy.  I grow royal purple and  sambucus for their foliage only. 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

Never use Growmore.   For me it's very caustic and any wildlife in the soil is destroyed by contact with it until dissolved. Organic fertilisers are slower acting, except dried blood, and far more gentle to the soil.

Use just prior to seed sowing, in early spring for plants and again in late/mid summer to re-energise plant performance until autumn. I've come to use less fertiliser now, organic or artificial, preferring to add compost/manure to soil.

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 19:22

I grow quite a few.  Have some in front of a lavendar hedge in my veg patch.  They flower majestically from late spring.  Yellow, white, blue pink and red ....ostentatious flowering but so eye catching.  A "hedge" of them is lovely. After flowerimg I lift and divide and pot up 

Discussions started by Verdun

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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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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