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Latest posts by Verdun

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:06

Spring is meant to be gaudy,,brash and in your face.  So,much yellow looks right and again in autumn.  Like a little more subtlety in summer.  One of my fav brooms, Lena, is loud with red and yellow soon and suits spring light.  

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:01

Ok JIMMY won't mention anemone wild swan again.......oops!

Psssst......mine are shooting beautifully now 

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:25

I thought I had better remind you good folks that the clocks went back last night.  it was so good to have that extra hour in bed

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:21

I have,Heuchera Obsidian next to hosta Patriot for colour contrast but I prefer a change of form....grasses like the red buchanii and hakonechloa sets off Heuchera berry smoothie. And flowering perennials like anemone Wild Swan with its white flowers also sets off dark Heucheras like Plum Pudding.  I also have verbena Rigida, a  good dark blue,  near hosta fire and ice.  

So, yes hostas and Heucheras look good together but best mixed and matched with other plants, for me.

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:09

Fire Island was in a 9 cm pot but potted on this morning.  Looks good so far with butter yellow leaves and red stems.   Yes will post a picture when slightly bigger.  It's a learning curve with brand new varieties isn't it?  To see how it copes in sun, etc. 

perennial plug plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:03

Loganberry hut

I would not buy all those plugs....some you may like but prob many you wont.  Better to spend money on plants you really want.   Get some perennials you like and then sow annuals to fill in for the summer if you need to.  

 

Sedum Spectable

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:57

Lisa, no half way is enough.  

Is my evergreen dying?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:55

Kelly I would remove it and, as Bob said, see it as an opportunity to get a new bed there.  I removed a conifer last autumn and it was fun to replant that area with perennials 

Forest flame

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:04

You need to add a little fairy liquid to warm water. Gently though so ss not to damage the leaves.  A systemic spray in few weks will help prevent this for next year 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:01

Cloudy but feeling warm.  And warmer tomorrow. 

Hopefully get some seed sown

Enjoy weekend folks 

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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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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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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