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Latest posts by Verdun

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:23

I remember that film Busy...for the same reasons.  Marian Faithful was easy to have a crush on 

Pants!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:21

A woman had lost her keys in our local store.  Panicked like mad.  she had checked everywhere and I said to check her clothing.  Not pockets but in the folds of her oversize coat.  She went into the loo and came out beaming.  she comments every time I see her now.......see, being a hero is easy 

no joke though.... A  friend couldn't get into her garage so I had to lever the wooden doors apart constantly crushing my hand in the process as they repeatedly spring back .  Don't usually swear but the cursing that day was pretty bad ! 

hope you find your keys soon Joyce.

Big Onions

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:09

I have grown Kelsae amd ailsa craig as well as robinsons mammoth in the past from seed sown over the xmas holiday.

not so fanatical now about size now.....smaller,,although not too small, onions seem to ripen better and store better

Big Onions

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:09

I have grown Kelsey amd ailsa craig as well as robinsons mammoth in the past from seed sown over the xmas holiday.

not so fanatical now about size now.....smaller,,although not too small, onions seem to ripen better and store better

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:35

Bit of a slip up there nut 

apart from cold wind it's been a sunny pleasant dry day here.  Not recommending this to others but I cut back STIPA gigantea and the rest of miscanthus today ...they will be just fine down here. Cut lawns ....they havent really stopped growing.  Generally tidying away dead growth.  Dogwoods looking fantastic in the sunshine but they too will be cut down in 3 weeks or so.  Brutal me! 

'mind your own business'

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:29

Glyphosate, if applied carefully and not spilled onto other plants, will kill only green stuff sprayed.

Snow Damage to Californian Lilac

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:26

Ah Woody......never grown the deciduous ones but contemplated it.  Always felt,blue flowers were never quite so good On gloire de Versailles, etc......what do you think?

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:46

All of 'em excellent Busy 

my wish list was for hydrangea kyushu and limelight, lysimachia Beaujolais, mahonia caress, white foxgloves and actea black negligee.  Oh! And a few more echinacea Chyenne to complement my named varieties.     Got them.  So I'm entirely satisfied......er!  Well maybe just ..........

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:39

Great pictures Berghill.  Envious of those snowdrops.  Good to see conifers there too....love conifers.  And hellebores another of my favourites.  However, loads to come too I see.  

colour scheme

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:32

You dont need a shady border to grow white flowers of course.  White is great in shade.  However, I grow lots of white flowers in full sun ....they cool hot colours.....and light up those summer evenings.  

Orange for me is a desirable colour.  Purple too ...think of purple sensation.  Blue and yellow is a combination I use in many locations......voltage yellow osteospermums with blue upright Linum.  Red and blue is good.....bishop of llandaff and salvia guaranitica or  blue Veronicas with red echinaceas or go for foliage contrast with Elymus  Magellanicus with red heucheras?   

Discussions started by Verdun

Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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