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Latest posts by Verdun

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:33

The most brash colour schemes, almost, blinding, were the judges' clothing. 

Not really impressed with the gardens.  Too much emohasis on interpretations, meaning, etc.


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:26

Hello forkers.

Wet .......warm though.  Plenty of rain overnjght that has turned the garden into a jungle ...........everything looks fresh, cleam green and lush.  Clearance to sun in the next hour. 

Bargain Buy of 2015

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 23:30

A pasty and 4 cream buns for £1 50. 

Quite a few purchases of good sized plants on line not too pricey.


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 23:26

Me too, with exams punkdoc.  ...same witb being a little "pretentious".  I move plants sometimes just a few INCHES to get them RIGHT.  

Many of my plants waiting in pots nave been planted but still a lot to get in.  Because they're in bjggish pots they aren't too urgent.  Then I go and get more plants to add to,the logjam.  Still pondering exactly where today's kniphofia goes but it wont just be pushed in anywhere

Lawn weedkiller and veg

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 23:19

You MUST keep weedkillers cans SEPARATE. 

leifuk, you have learned a lesson that most of us have had to too.  

Funny world,though!  We apply conce reared weedkillers to weeds and they offen survive.  Just a touch of the stuff to our plants and its curtains...


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:03

Kniphofia toffee nosed arrived this evening.  Only ordered it a couple of days ago.  Think I know where its going so planted out tomorrow


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:58

At 2 30 Fairy?  


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:26

Wot u like Winter?     As long as I waz rite!  

Is it possible to propogate a weigelia ?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 14:01

Cuttings around the rim of the pot peanuts.  They take better there 


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:59

Needs must Lesley.   

Sun is out now.  Removed all yellow daff foliage ...rudbekias can now be seen.  They flowered from June to autumn last year. Astilbes flowering as is stipa gigantea.

 There is a new stipa ....smaller cousin to gigantea called Goldilocks.  To me the attracfion is that it (gigantea) is tall.  

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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