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Latest posts by Verdun

small tree that has long tail like things hanging down ??

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:07

Could be Itea


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:04

A couple of new hydrangeas, mahonia caress, new varieties of heleniums, geraniums, acteas, dahlias, another grass and trying different varieties of veg. 

Regular contributers.

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:59

Cowslip...methinks you are over analysing us!  

Because we comment regularly or not so regularly doesn't necessarily reflect the spare time we have, or whether we work or not or if we spend all day on the computer.  this reminds me of my mum......the news is on, could be something very important, yet she will comment on the newscaster's tie...?  The main point is missed.

for me the forum is a virtual friendship, a sharing of common interests and a way of learning more about my passion for gardening.  

I have an iPad and at meal times or other occasional times I turn it on to read my electronic newspaper, catch up with the forum, catch up,with emails, etc. etc.  I guess I'm one of the "regular contributors" but I am a pretty busy guy.  I wont elaborate as to why or how I am busy as it is not really necessary. 

suffice to say, many people join the I did.....out of curiosity initially.  I found I enjoyed it and enjoyed "talking" to the other members and it has become an enjoyable habit.  

it doesn't take long to make a comment here.  Most of us comment whilst doing something else.

if we as "regular contributors" start to feel uncomfortable because of such a description it would spoil the forum for us and we would no longer participate. 

Come on Cowslip.  Less analysis 



Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:47

Just wot I thought Edd.   In 2025 I won't have to buy any calendars then. ,

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:31

For me a good john Innes with added perlite.  Excellent drainage. I would wait just a few more weeks though 

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:27

Just say Goodbye Vera.   Simples!

Unusual red hot pokers......

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:26

What are your favourite red hot pokers?   A member recently enquired about these plants.  


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:16

Down here Yuccas are tough evergreen things growing everywhere.  They usually resist most attacks.  

I wouldnt recommend a yucca as a garden plant though.  Potentially lethal things 


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:10

Not much time to plant my hydrangea limelight  but I think I have the ideal spot for it

cut several grasses back today.....they were looking good but it's time to prepare for the emerging stuff.  

Not lost my touch.....needed new trainers so haggled a discount without trying too hard at all.  also suggested I might return to buy a sweater if discounted so I'll take the manager's nod as a done deal 

(got a bargain too......some 2014 calendars at half price.  No fool me )

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:04

Saw my mum today. ,much improved mentally.  Even grinning at my jokes.....yes, I joke ((incredibly amusingly) Everywhere.  Mum was talking and making sense.  Tomorrow she might be less aware so one day at a time.


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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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