Latest posts by Verdun

One plant border - ideas please

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:22

Santolina?  artemisia powys castle?  winter heathers?  Heucheras and festucas?  Euonymous emerald n gold?  Berberis atro nana?  Pittosporum tom thumb? Lonicera nitida Baggesons Gold DWARF variety (sorry, name escapes me for now)?  Ferns? Perovskia LITTLE spire, dwarfer version of well known variety? Hemerocallis, esp variegated Golden Zebra?  Dwarf hebes!    However, check out Diosma Sunset Gold...this is a beauty.  Lovely "moving" foliage, delightful pink/white flowers right now, evergreen and requires little attention 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 12:47

Bought 4 variegated pelargoniums this morning....not for me; already have them.  Good quality, good size amd good price at (£2 each). However, I said " I'll pay for 2 and you can gIve me 2 for free" .  hence 4 for 2 !     Bit of cheek always pays 

sun has now appeared.  Looking good now 


Posted: 21/04/2016 at 12:27

Well said Lyn. 

enjoy your lovely garden and countryside 


Posted: 21/04/2016 at 12:19

Post a picture in summer Jennifer.....I'm sure it will look sensational 

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 12:18

You do better than I do fidget.  

To be honest I'm not really great with seeds....too huge respect to all those who do that. 

However, do you see self sown seedlings?  I may just do that too 


Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:54

No your timing was fine Jennifer . They will grow quickly 

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:51


yes It did. Now have the n wishes, embers wish and wendys wish.

never known patens here to set seed...I divide them every year or two .  

I guess a garden entirely of salvias would be quite a sight in the summer 


Berries... Will any produce fruit this year if planted now?

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:32

Always a good probably principle NOT to pick fruit in first year.  Bigger and better crops in subsequent years but there are always exceptions (in hindsight) 

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 11:25

Posy, absolutely true.  They are all the same.  Wouldn't want any  of them to depend on. 

Again I agree with you that I too enjoy the banter, squirming and deviousness of all politicians hence why Question Time is such a favourite of mine.  

its a silly thing that because we have different views and express them tt suddenly means we are not "friends".  

if I call Cameron a "notty boy" does it REALLY upset anyone here?   ("Notty" does suggest FUN, right? 

It's an odd thing when we are told not to discuss politics or religion here because it causes controversy.  Blimey!  I have lost count of the number of people who have left the forum because of gardening disagreements...the chemical versus the green lobby has been quite an aggressive one here.  

Nothing wrong with controversy on the level experienced here.  



Posted: 21/04/2016 at 08:51

Happy birthday to the Queen...90 today 


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