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Latest posts by Verdun

willow arc

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:56

Rubber, not sure they will do well at all in pots.  

I think clematis Montana, honeysuckle, summer jasmine, or climbing roses would be ok in large pots   

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:47

Me too.....a stream in my garden. 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:43

Has a nice meal this evening until a mother stood by amd watched her child be sick in the restaurant.  She then walked off with him.  It was left to me to mark off the area with a chair or two, etc.  I must be getting tired in my old age as once I would have expressed my opinion loud amd proud.  

(did get free desserts though when I told the waiter .......look!  It's food that counts in life )

Back to wet windy weather now  After a lovely day 


Dahlia Tuber

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:35

Only once sown dahlia seeds to do exactly as Bob outlines.  I had about 30 plants, I suppose, and simply chose half a dozen I liked.  The rest were given way or chucked away.  

i prefer to buy the odd named variety of dahlia amd to divide them.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:53


I grow a few different astrantias.   Love em.

However....just in case....don't plant in hot poor or dry soil.  They will simple disappear. Good dampish soil in partial shade is perfect although I do grow them in sunny spots too but soil is very good there.

Agree about potting up first.

Soil problems

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:41

Plenty of good,stuff for the soil.....Dove pinched my words.  I too would use fish blood amd bone.  


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:12

Well hello forkers.

Still a lovely day, lovely day,......could sing that if you like 

Dramatic changes in the garden every day now.

Went down to take garden prunings, etc to the local dump.  Too much hurry....when I opened the boot no garden waste.  Hate that, ESP when trying to do a lot.  I am a sillee billee 

Pruned solanum alba, mahonia, dogwoods etc and dead stems remaining on some perennials in preparation for new growth.  Checking plants growing in GH for signs of growth and impatiently gently scratching away in the soil to hurry them up,

Its been dryish for a few days now....well, more dry spells than showers looking to work on the soil soon 


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 08:05

Lovely here.  Feels like spring, looks like spring and by golly it is spring 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:53

Lovely and bright morning.  Feels springlike.  

Hope weather is good wherever you guys are 

About to Prune established cornus to the base

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:51

Sorry chicky.   Yes agree with fidget.  Each an every stem cut to few inches above ground so you do see those stems.

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