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Latest posts by Verdun

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:07

I grow several grasses...bow to Jim's knowledge there about the wildlife they attract.  However plants like agastaches attracted bees in huge numbers last year in my garden as well as butterflies and they complement grasses so well.

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:50

Hiya patty

If you walk amongst or through knotweed it really is a powerful looking plant.  It's rate of growth and spread are amazing.  

rhubarb

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:43

Can't beat the expert, chris bowers 

For me rhubarb loves rich nutritious and moisture retentive soil.  Mine get good mulch in autumn and fish blood and bone in spring.  An extra watering or two during early summer too works wonders.  Hmmmmmm, rhubarb 

Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:37

It's a snowman jess.   

A closer picture would help with second 

Sports personality

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:30

Oooooooo KEF.    You'll feel better now 

Conifer problem

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:27

Hello spainman

Unlikely that this thinning is because of being topped 6 years ago.  What variety of conifer  do you have?  sounds like Leylandii ...it's growth rate?  Or a pine?  Conifers do get brown inside....their greenery is usually quite thin.  Perhaps it is just growing treelike and doing whats easiest for it.  Has it ever been pruned apart from that topping?  My conifers are all trimmed annually to retain density.  

Sports personality

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:19

Lily 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:18

Hiya Ryan,  hmmmm, interesting question.  Not really an annual guy but can I say tomato?  I know you meant flower really 

Least favourite annual must be marigold.  

Sports personality

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:44

Andy Murray deserved to win.  Just go back a few months and remember the excitement when he won Wimbledon.  And why we were so pleased about it.  It doesn't matter if he is a little boring....it's about sporting achievement.  If he didn't win this time he never would

christmas parcel

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:39

Just received a parcel of plants via FED EX.  Collected amd delivered in one day and tracked easily.  I knew just when it would arrive. 

The post office simply is not competitive now.

Discussions started by Verdun

It's my birthday

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Roasting

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

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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Last Post: 16/05/2014 at 12:47

JUST FOR MIKE

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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 20:06

Drat........

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