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Latest posts by Verdun

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:41

Rosie, that sounds a good idea.  I'm sure we can all contribute something.


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:38

Good evening everybody.

Bit of misty, drizzly day today but pretty warm...prob 14 degrees or so.

Tend to look after/treat an autistic friend now and then and today we went to pizza hut for all you can eat buffet.   I had to eat so may have looked like I was scoffing food for a pastime but I needed to know if I really liked it.     His mum has had serious cancer treatment too so it gave her some space as well.  And he can talk to me in a way he cannot with other people so it was a good afternoon.  

Stacey has been inspiring me with her chilli posts .......going for them big time this year.


Flower I.D. anyone??

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 08:33

No idea MrsG.  Is it real?     If so what a colour.  

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 08:25

For me only the lenten roses, orientalis, are really wanted in my garden.  Except for Corsicus which is always reliably healthy and evergreen. Niger is always iffy....tried Potters Wheel too but it struggles to be perennial for me.  



Posted: 19/02/2014 at 08:18

Hello forkers

Not looking too bad at moment out there

At least it's getting lighter earlier in the mornings...and  


Help with my Photinia Red Robin Tree

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 22:31

Let us know how it goes foxy

Hydrangea in need of TLC

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:30

Most hydrangea's are happy in wettish soil.  Be optimistic lily 

Hydrangea in need of TLC

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:07

No lily.  I didn't take it.  (thnk dove did) 

It's one  of the new varieties of hydangea,,isnt it lily?  I intended to buy one this year.  I will check again but I think you can cut it down to the base each pruning is a doddle.  Also it suggests ??ou need not worry about it too much yet.  I would wait for signs of a couple weeks or so....and then perhaps prune back or allow it to grow from the base.  My understanding is that it is a vigorous shrub throwing flowers on new wood

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:31

Hiya foxy

Few replies on another thread 

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:31

I grow a cople of varieties but I thi k the best is Stockbridge Arrow.  Large succulent sticks of sweet taste over long period..

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 18:42

What's left for us to grow?

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Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 18:44

Meany or being careful !

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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 15:32

Clocks go forward tonight

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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 12:43

Impressions of the posters here

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Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 21:32

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 14:30

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

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

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Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 19:00

It's my birthday

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:25

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

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:18

Love your garden

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