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Latest posts by Verdun

Die back on my cornus.

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:52

Hiya kevin

midwinter fire inclines to do that.

just prune back to healthy shoots....not too much, just remove those dead pieces 

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter fire'

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:38

Lily, wait until autumn now before you move them.

midwinter fire, for me, is fickle.  You cannot prune them as you do the already said, light pruning only.

i cannot grow them well at all but for a friend I have managed to get it to thrive. mainly by not fussing it too much I think

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 18:08

is that a paniculata variety Davids?  like that.

a view to include my "classy" gaillardias



Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:22

Hot again now.  Had some rain this morning

 Matty, your veronicastrum likes moisture.  Could it be a little dry?  Esp if recently planted.  Nice dog 

saw my cousin and he seems happier in the knowledge he is better in the hospital than he would be at home right now.  However, he ate all the grapes I took him..... Luckily I pinched a couple on the way in .  Dont worry folks, staff gave me some biscuits so I was ok 

Re Plantings from pots to garden

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:17

Yes,  I would do it now Benita 

Problem neighbours

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:15

Forget me not. My feeling is that he prob has not damaged your plants.  the fact he did this late at night should not be a cause for worry either I don't think

 chances are he wasted his time if the rain came down soon after his spraying

keep an eye on your plants though.  You can identify when he sprayed so if there is a problem you can relate to that.

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:40

Lily lover you are spot on.  I think deadheading is an under valued process.  Removing flower stems asap before they go over is the secret to long flowering.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:36

Scary isn't it Hosta?  


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:25

You have your work cut out there Busy.

just back from a walk to the beach....cloudy/misty, quiet, cooler but still very warm,   gentle flat sea.  Sun looks like it will be out but gladly settle for way it is now.

impulse on line purchases earlier.  New on line supplier ...looks good but will comment  when plant arrives.  Some unusual plants.  

Off to see my stroke affected cousin visiting...and hope he is happier than he was.  It is scary just how dramatically life changing a stroke is......can affecf any one of us for no apparent reason.  

Casualties in the heat.......

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:41

you know you like it really Tetley 

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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