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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:43

Maggie, there are some lovely varieties of red hot pokers around.  Some quite relatively delicate ones too. why not start a thread on red hot pokers?


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:41

We have argued......debated...this forever, haven't we?

Monty is stifled by the present style.  Too much of an organised pattern and not enough surprises.  But Monty is good.  I like that he tries things, thinks out of the box and he knows,his stuff.  He's better on his own too.

sorry don't like Carol Kleine as a presenter.  

because men are cleverererer there should be a male presenter of gw.  Just imagine it with a female presenter!   It would be all annuals and "that's pretty", flowers on boots and flower arranging. 

I would love to see a series of progs presented by Adrian Bloom on perennials and other expert growers and breeders of hellebores, heleniums, etc etc.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:25

Thanks lily.  I'm ok about the wind now  and outside its looking good too!    Actually sun its bright, sun emerging, dry and fairly calm 


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:07

I think it is a fungal disease but it doesn't look too bad.  you could  simply remove the affected leaves...... cut them off though rather than try to pull them off.  

However, I would leave well alone right now and tidy the plant in spring.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:02

Very windy last night.....still bit blowy now.

a couple of temporary power cuts but no damage locally.  Will know more when I get outside.  However, very warm again....for January.  clumps of daffodils 30 or 40 cm high,,primroses, hellebores, etc.  Ground conditions are warm and plants just want to grow.  Doesn't really feel,like winter......oops!  Cold forecast I think 

might get hydrangea limelight in today 

Talkback: Five plants for butterflies

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 21:09

Agastaches were major hosts to bees and butterflies for me last summer

Vine weevils

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:25

Think that's fine daffodilgirl.

in mid spring I would treat them again and then again in late summer/autumn


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:22

Dove, hope situation with your son's friend's wife improves asap.  

Its been very warm today.  Bit windy but even this was warm.  Looks like we will all be shaken up over the weekend courtesy of Gulf Stream winds. 

Busy Ive heard that the new boilers are not very durable.  Best to research options first I think

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:48

Nice Chicky.  Mine arrived today and it looks perfect foliage plant.

Which Pest ate all my Beetroots?

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:44

It was........


Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 23:12

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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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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