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Latest posts by Verdun

Glorous gardens from above

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:24

Christine Walkden is a joy to watch on tv and she knows her stuff.   Will,look forward to her programme 

Advice for getting rid of plant

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:20

It looks like  montbretia to me too. Dig it up in 3 or 4 clumps, inspect the soil surface for fallen corms and pick them up and bag them.  Then thoroughly dig over the soil removing the remainder of the corms.....each corm is likely to grow.  When I have done this I dig soil over several times as I know I will find more corms lurking.  Even then you will find a montbretia shoot next summer. just pull it out.  

Not really a garden plant........down here montbretia grows wild everywhere

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:05

I've been very, very busy this morning.  Thought of cutting the grass, cutting back perennials and weeding.  Having a nice lunch now but still working hard thinking of all those tasks 


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:02

Just make sure it's not where it can catch early morning's the rapid thawing of buds that's the main issue.  


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 08:52

Lovely pics Marion.  The hedychiums and cannas together is something I did too but gingers are bit invasive down here.  

Must visit the Botanic Garden .....

Just saying hello

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 08:42

Hee hee hee 

What to do

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 08:41

Then ??ou will  have a clear blank canvass medavidcook without complications. I think  ??ou will find it easier than you imagine.,,


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 08:38

Morning folks 

Bit breezy and sunny .....for moment.  Could pour down today or be very pleasant.  Offen the worst of the weather passes me by so I know it will be the same today

Defecting some panic  about the Ebola outbreak or is it just me sensing it?



Posted: 07/10/2014 at 23:56

Some of mine are like that too Pauline.  Especially on varieties that have been very floriferous .  I think  they have just "shut down" as autumn arrived. I remove the blackened flower heads and allow the plants to begin their die down  

Just saying hello

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 23:48

Hiya lizyann and john and Gill ......warm welcome to,the forum.  Think everyone here is very friendly but the women folk talk too much about cakes 

Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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