Latest posts by Verdun

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:35

If we could join together and supply small plants individually we could help re stock affected gardens

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:30

Sheer awesome power of nature 

Those pics capture perfectly the waves I've been seeing for most of 2014

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:28

I will propagate some stuff too with a view to help those who have lost plants  this winter.   


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:25

Nice pic Stacey.  Looks like a lot of fun 

Well. The wind today has to be the worst of the winter, if not the worst I can remember.  Still howiling, gusting and powerful and the winds are bad too!  Oops! Won't get my coat  just yet.  

Flooding is certainly even worse today too....everywhere it seems....and more trees down this afternoon and evening causing road closures

Wonder if your  blue grass is elymus magellanicus, one of my favourite grasses, Stacey.  

keep safe folks...I think this awful weather may be coming your way

Lemon Verbena

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:11

The national herb centre, perhill plants, but there should be lots of nurseries stocking lIppia citriodora, lemon verbena.  I grow a couple of plamts in pots near where people walk a d brush against.  Another equally strong scent comes from salvia elegans, the pineapple sage.  This is a wonderful plant for a pot or garden.  Rich pineapple scent when touched.  Grow both plants by your front door

Cuttings of lemon verbena are very easy too and make a sizeable plants in their first season

Grow into large shrubs here 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:05

Busy...but I'm a lovely,person too cos I agreed with Artjak 


Grape Hyacinths

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:03

When I first got "into" gardening I loved those blue muscari flowers so spread them everywhere.

Now I try to eradicate them.  I think there are less invasive types around though now

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:00

Well for sheer damage, financial losses, distress,frustration and worry this is the worst winter.

Still not convinced its climate change.......sorry folks for me there is no proof of that.......but concede there are lots of extreme weather around the globe.  

B&Q dead plants

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 18:56

Me that sketch.  And the idea of trying it when returning dead plants 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 13:22

These gusts are worse than anything seen so far.   

Some Fishermen down here are in dire straits.  No income coming in over the past 2 or 3 months.  Gradually the toll of this winter is are the farmers' fields going to be when normality returns ?  Tales of suffering from so many people.  Very sad. 


Discussions started by Verdun

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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

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