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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 16:31

Who cares if you're gay Hosta!  Don't think it's any sort of issue now, Is it?  Have fun 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 16:27

No,,cottontail,,don't feed them.  They are perfectly happy without it.  Same with watering....only once and a while if in very dry soil.

I grow several agastaches imcluding half a dozen black adder and leaves remain green.  Prob you are watering too much, or ground is heavy or they are in a shady spot.  Full sun for them 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 16:18

An area  not finished but just to show a couple of grasses, viz., Imperata Red Baron and Pennisetum Villosum (will put out masses of those fluffy caterpillar flowers)

 I know, grass needs cutting!

Double digging

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 13:31

Hand digging is so much more effective.  You get to understand the soil better and remove weed roots, etc. better. 

I know someone who uses a rotovator constantly on a piece of land he rents from a friend of mine.  had he dug it first...properly...he would be growing far better crops, in my opinion 


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 13:19

Donut need to 

blimey!  It's so hot it's steaming out there.  Steam rising like.......wait a mo, that's the kettle.  Silleeeee me 


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 13:16

Just ...a.....minute Runny.  Standing on my head right now...........oooooooooooooo stun od . Oh!  DONUTS 


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 12:58

Missed your post Hosta.  Congratulations on your anniversary 

hot again now ....hoping grass will dry out for mowing later.  

Temptation to shift some planting......good voices in my head saying "no....leave well alone" but bad ones are saying "go on, do it ".    "bad" voices because the site is already looking good 

Impatiens - outdoors

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 12:51

Well, i have sunpatiens this year....prob my only concession to annuals.  They are really far more vigorous than the old (virus affected) impatiens.  

I,was tempted to post a picture but too lazy at mo with my cheese n cucumber sandwich but each plant is big. (Will do if pressed )  The biggest is a metre wide and 80 cm high and full of flower on healthy foliage. 

Dont compare with the New .guineas impatiens....sunpatiens look natural and comfortable in the garden or container.  Not rigid and thick stemmed like the new guineas.

What colour is best for a microclimate?

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 12:45

Matthew, I really think you are over theorising this.  With respect to you, paint it whatever colour you like best 

I dont like the idea of black or white Matthew 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 12:42

Not much work in the garden but aummer pruned cordon/espalier pears and apple tree.  Picked runner beans and tomatoes.  

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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WATCH OUT...........

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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