Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:05

Matty, sounds like an exciting project.  Will be good to see your progress

Tracey, my 20 year old niece is very useful.  The new technology on my car was baffling me and within 10 minutes she had explained it all.  My phone, iPad, computer etc., whatever the issue she will sort it.  Feel bit thick at times but then she hasn't got my fine sense of humour and I am basically much more cleverer. 

Still nice and sunny here. ,my hostas arrived and now potted up.  Not much to look at right now .....roots and a single shoot on each......but by spring I am sure I will have healthy plants filling 2 litre pots.   ESP excited by Fire Island. 

Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 12:52

Oh, I have to agree it is armeria, thrift.

It grows on clifftops, etc down here.  It likes dry sunny conditions. ,better in the ground where it will make nice mounds or even carpets.  I divide mine in early can pot them up or plant out but I prefer to let them grow on in pots before planting out.

There are some nice varieties.....white flowered, Pink or red and variegated but they all like the same comditions.  Yes, I guess they do look a little like grasses

driving on the grass

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 12:44

Hiya bluebaron

I would complain to the bin men's bosses.. Take photo with you.  A refuse lorry damaged a neighbour's wall and the company had to rebuild it 

Can't see your drive  too well but can you cut back to where the bin men damaged the turf?  What is your drive made from?  

Could you gravel it?


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:52


Love those Yorkshire puddings .   You are my favourite on the forum    I do like Yorkshire puddings..............

Hello FORKERS,  the morning is looking very good.  Sunny, peaceful warm and dry.  Got chauffeuring duties soon but may drop in to GC......well, I have to drive past 

Quick walk with my dog in a mo

Have happy day everyone 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:46

Adding colour to grassy bank

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 23:27

Mike I agree it's far better to talk side by side about a project.  The pros and cons are soon sorted.  I guess that's where the forum helps 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 23:23

Mike, that's impressive singing in those choirs.

I have sung the bath, the shower and in the car.  I too love bridge over troubled water, cecilia, etc.  


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:53

Hello white heather,

Dont think I've said hello.  Warm welcome to you 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:50

And the lupin aphid is especially damaging...and large.  A chemical or soap spray before the spikes form is effective though

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:13

Talking of hostas got some coming tomorrow.  Jealous? 

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