Latest posts by Verdun

Dahlia's - recommended sources?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:31

The National Dahlia Collection down here in Cornwall is a great source ......check online.  You can identify what you want from the catalogues and then ask the National Dahlia collection to grow them for you. I think you need to get your orders in asap though.

I grow just a few dahlias....Clare de Lune, Honka yellow, bishop of llandaff, Twynings After Eight plus unnamed purples,,whites and yellows.  

the advantage of tubers is you can start early to produce full flowering plants by mid summer.  Buy them now and pot them up ...if in frost free place.


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:17

Must be a herbal bath then 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:38

Who ate all the donuts?    I did 

....except fidget apparently who ate the caramel fillled one

Which subjects............

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 19:08

I am neither a troll nor a mischief maker. a thread I regret starting (because many have taken it....or CHOSEN to take it in a way it was never intended) being resurrected time and time again.  I have apologised time and again.....what is if you want Hollie?  Blood?  To link me with an article on Tactical Trolling is ridiculous.  I sincerely hope nobody believes it.. For Holly to spend time researching this article ostensibly to blacken me is worrying.  Of course some will believe it.  I have friends here that simply know it is not true.  

I have been on this forum for 3 years I guess and have given good garden advice, shown care and concern, tried to inject humour, started a birthday thread that shows I care, and started threads when I know someone is poorly.  

I have taken the blame for another poster putting offensive photos on the forum.  my crime was to make light of it but never to approve it.  Some posts have been rude and offensive.....mine never have been.  I'm not like that.

I am an outspoken person, quick to speak and slow to think what I do say.  I should bite my tongue but find this difficult to do.  I care passionately about people of all sorts and have always regarded everyone as equals. i have huge compassion for people suffering .....I feel deeply when I see refugees as they are.  I would hope someone would point out in a NICE way if  I am out of order or,,better still, just ignore anything I write that they disapprove of.  

Folks, if you want me off the forum ....and it seems some do......then tell me.  If the majority do I will accept it.  I would be disappointed as I enjoy the forum immensely....the best garden one anyway.....and feel a fondness for so many here.

how can anyone genuinely say what my motives were/are?  My motive for the thread was to make people aware of the TERRORISTS already here and coming here. It was occasioned by a friend of mine worried about her daughter in Germany....women were attacked there and no protection offered to them. 

For the record, I have been inundated with pm's of support.  

I don't want this ongoing, never to die campaign against me to continue.  My thread is now a little ancient.  

Cannot win, because someone will now claim I am attention seeking.  Far from it.  I really would like not having to post, ostensibly, about me


David Bowie

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 16:32

Hosta best post by far.  Wish I said that.  How many of us leave such a legacy?  

Which to move?

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 12:13

Chris, your olive is not too big to move.  It's what I would do now on seeing it.  Give it some space....perhaps low herbaceous around it....hardy blue geranium would look good.  Or check out G Ann Folkhard......yellow caste on leaves and magenta flowers all summer on a spreading vigorous plant

if you do decide to move it get as big a rootball as keep it intact.  Have your recipient hole already prepared so you can minimise out of soil trauma. 


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:52

Rosemummy,,how about Amanogawa?  Erect narrow and very well too 

or a half standard?  To stand above your flowers?

think fidget is right...not ideal for pots

not quite what you have in mind perhaps but check out prunus cistena crimson dwarf. I grow a couple of these.  Small, slow growing with purple leaves throughout the growing season but in spring they are exceptinal.   Pinky/white flowers on new red leaves.  Real eye catcher. 

David Bowie

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:49

Apology accepted 


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:34

Not blocked you more pm's ok? 

yes, HAZEL.  who am I going to tease if you don't fall for my jokes?? 

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:31

Ha ha Beaus Mum 

actually it really is beautiful here for the moment.  sun IS actually out there and quite warm.  

busy but I really must get out there to kick start my fantasy garden.....will get  a new barbacue 


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