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Latest posts by Verdun

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:23

Clearly this will be a great year for you fidget 

hydrangea

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:24

Yes, below those brown flowers you will see some buds....cut off just those old flower  heads to leave those buds.  Those buds will give you flowers this year.

very fast growing shrubs!?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:19

Buddlias are very fast...not evergreen but semi evergreen and have a winter structure.  Pittosporum is fast and evergreen and attractive.  Green,purple, grey foliage.  Hebe salicifolia is evergreen with white, purple and blue flowers. Berberis Darwinii is a prickly dark green evergreen with orange flowers in spring.  I find it is pretty quick growing. Viburnums too.....different varieties.  Foliage plants like Cotinus royal purple are quick after they are established ...not evergreen.  Conifers like junipers and taxus are not as slow as made out and can grow quite large.  For quick screening what about miscanthus grasses.....they grow 6 to 8' every year? 

Perhaps a mixture of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and grasses could solve your privacy issue Sam 

Sowing Grass Seed

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:08

I sow half seed walking one way then lightly rake.  Then walk at right angles to so the other half.  It is very effective in giving a balanced coverage

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:02

Well, I just got to say about the election that........did you say donuts Dove? ........I'm saying nothing !

Talkback: How to lift and divide hemerocallis

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:03

Ah, you're prob right then Judith.  

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:02

Okay doky, Wonky it is

Moving daffodils

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 11:58

I regularly...and spontaneously.....dig up daffodils and move them.  I try to get some soil or " rootball" with them but it's not essential.  I pot some up too now to plant out next spring.  Just remember to plant them fairly deeply Alex 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 09:03

Cooler day today but perfect for gardening.  However. Got someone calling with a few issues I'm expected to resolve. Hopefully just a listening ear required but I tend to get too involved so need to be aware of that.  Could be a long morning 

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:59

Hello WonkyWomble.  Fun name!    Welcome. Are we talking about you being related to Dovefromabove? 

You should know from the start that I am always right on the forum! (Because I am a smart Cornishman )

 

Discussions started by Verdun

Watsonia

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Dilemma

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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 12:07

Slugs knippimg.......

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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 11:41

Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 19:29

Boring, boring rosesN

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Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 12:29

What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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