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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:16

That will look sensational  woody

I share Fairy's recommendation for Libertia too......grow a couple of slightly different gold/red varieties .   Was once slightly worried they might run but, so far after a couple of years, they are well behaved.  Best in winter I think when they shine.    Growing over a blue corydalis in spring it looks pretty good 


Muscari dilemma

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:15

Don't worry happycottontail, your muscari will be just fine, whatever ??ou do.  They will spread and spread amd spread and........

Not something I would add to my garden now.


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:52

Exciting Woody 

Carex testacea is lovely, front of, or mid, border  uniquely olive coloured evergreen "grass" that looks comfortable with yellows and browns !  

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:41

Good thread Zoomer.  I don't think I've ever had a tetanus jab.  Often thought about it but never got around to it.  Will ring my docs today 


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:38

Another bright sunny warm morning

Dificult when you don't know quite what to expect Punkdoc. Hope things with your mum improve and you can relax a little with the situation.

Another meeting about my mum today or tomorrow

No time to post a picture right now ......try later..... but actea brunette has lots of impressive white curling spires looking good in front of red dahlia outside kitchen window.  Best ever display of acteas this year. got decent soil and a little shade?  Then try acteas (cimifugas)


Lawn damage

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:05

Wots everyone crowing about? 

Leatherjackets the cause.  Nematodes the solution .   Simples 

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:02


Chickenlady is there a broken branch?  

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:33

Hot sunny weather, approaching autumn and dry soil I think.  I too grow genii but find it does best in good  soil with some moisture.   Bit late for leaves to grow now but I don't think there is a pest or disease issue there 

Lawn damage

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:25

Oh no Philippa ...that grass will not grow back.  reseeding is the cost if leatherjackets aren't treated now.  And an increasingly ugly lawn over winter too.  Just enough time for nematodes. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 16:29

Hellebores often do flower in summer Ellen.  Usually I remove them though  Mainly because they are overshadowed during the summer 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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