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Latest posts by Verdun

Rock Garden

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 10:58

I have a couple of old kitchen sinks that now look like old stone troughs......cement mix plus peat.   Plus others moulded from this mix and old washing machine drums covered with it.  They look pretty good Ithink for little cost

Currently they are used for pelargoniums and the like but I intend to seek out some little gems to plant up instead.  I can see another addiction developing.  

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 10:45

Lovely Higgy but couldn't do,without my lawn.  The smell when mown, the emerald carpet that sets off everything, the soft blanket to sit or lie on, the place for my dog to sunbathe and survey the world and the sheer pleasure of owning a lawn.

I agree with LeadFarmer except I would sow seed.

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 08:41

I always pot up in dry compost initially.  Ok, it's mild here but tubers in dry compost will   be warmer  than kept in their packets.  

Chicky, not sure it's essential to wash off your tubers.  As long as they are dry a bit of dirt won't hurt.    If you ordered now they will  prob arrive next month....maybe later.  

I think the earlier dahlias are started off the bigger they will become this season

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 08:34

Morning follks

Not too bad here.  Bright ish, dryish, mild.   Hey!

Rain on its way though 

Got a nice Tiarella planted yesterday.  Had it for a while but could not settle on its best spot. Prob will move it again though 

Hurray we beat the Aussies at cricket yesterday.  Thrashed 'em    Ssssh, it was the  women' s team!

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 23:56

Ah!  Cairnsie, you may not get named varieties like that in poundland etc.  A visit to a decent GC though and you will see the Bishop, etc.  they won't be too pricey.   

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:18

I'm in far south west so snowdrops now are prob the norm.  

However, I get late ones too so there is plenty of time for yours to,appear yet.  Sure they will 

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:10

Nice Red.  Guess you have got the hellebore bug now!  

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:08

No. Wait until after flowering.  Then prune out flowered stems and remove one or two old stems to the base

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:05

They are available in garden centres, shops like poundland, etc.  about £1 I think.  Just pot up in small pots and keep warm

2014

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 17:38

Lovely Marion    I agree the winter garden is special and somehow exciting 

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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JUST FOR MIKE

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Drat........

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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