London (change)
Today 22°C / 13°C
Tomorrow 21°C / 13°C


Latest posts by Verdun

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:52

hic hic hic......wot ya shayin?

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 07:49

Stockbridge Arrow for me is best rhubarb. 


Posted: 29/12/2014 at 07:46

Mmmmmmmmorning fffffffffolks .  Freezing this morning.   Just here it may be just above but most of Cornwall is -2 to -4.    A beautiful day in prospect though 

and its dark.  Taking my dog in a mo and then off to clean niece's flat.....yippee!  And her ex partner's mother will be there too so its likely to be a tense affair.  

Have good day everyone ....keep warm 


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:43

Hello Joyce.  Thought you sounded "classy" in Cornwall too

instead of drilling holes in your water tank, why not try to excavate your soil a little more?  Just as easy !  It's what I would do

however, yes, plenty of drainage holes and some crocks in the bottom but then I would use a john Innes number 3 compost 


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:37

If those fuschias are in pots its best to protect them, hardy or not.  Fleece outside or bring indoors Danielm.  In spring cut back those twigs

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:34

Carex aren't generally as classy as grasses Busy.  Always feel annuals don't really look right in herbaceous borders...cosmos apart.  I have to admit though I've seen some fantastic annual-only gardens.

perennials though get better year on year even providing an element of structure too whereas most annuals are just about colour.


2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:27

My new year will start on Jan 1st 


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:24

Been beautiful day.....sun all through.  Temps will drop tonight though  prob freezing.


Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 09:09

Susan, try arrhenarhera bulbosum in front of your dogwoods.  White 60cm erect "stems" in front of red sticks ?    


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 09:06

Morning folks

beautiful here.  Blue sky, sunshine, no wind and dry. ,been chilly overnight though. take Spike soon so may change my mind about the weather but expecting it to be good 

took a photo of miscanthus gold bar as dark was descending.  It looked ghostly but shows how effective tall grasses can be at this time of year.   If I remember I will post it on the forum


Discussions started by Verdun

Ok...its nasty

Replies: 14    Views: 311
Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

Replies: 39    Views: 899
Last Post: Today at 10:36

Is this an arrogance?

Replies: 47    Views: 1507
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 10:09 likee

Replies: 28    Views: 744
Last Post: 23/07/2015 at 10:18


Replies: 14    Views: 411
Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 21:59

Disappointed ..

Replies: 21    Views: 679
Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 12:47

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

Replies: 18    Views: 380
Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 14:41

Well the girls are better

Replies: 17    Views: 404
Last Post: 06/07/2015 at 07:39

New garden prog just about plants

Replies: 12    Views: 349
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 23:34

Spring onions

Replies: 12    Views: 408
Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 22:02

Oh come on......

Replies: 59    Views: 1429
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 13:51

Alan's new series

Replies: 36    Views: 927
Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:05

When is a scented rose not......?

Replies: 7    Views: 253
Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

Replies: 13    Views: 338
Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

Replies: 7    Views: 312
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35
1 to 15 of 224 threads