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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:52

A valentines poem to FOOD.  You're my kind of girl Marion 

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:48

Hiya claire

Think of the years of pleasure from plants.  You dont. need to justify spending money on something you love.  

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:44

Buchanii is upright but could be comans Bronze.  This is great for a container where it does kind of cascade

Lemon Verbena

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:40

For me it's the young foliage that makes this plant not the flowers ......a nice young plant or three in a container for the summer for a nice lemon fizz

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:59

Trying to think of the most I have spent on a single plant........£40 on a hellebore, maybe as much for a camelia and a rhododendron.  Don't stint though on buying choice perennials, shrubs, etc.  

What is wasteful, and I see it oftentime, is when people buy plants for,their gardens that need acid soil and alkaline soil, or light free  draining soil and heavy soil yet they are unaware that some will be unsuitable. 

What damage has the wind caused you?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:47

Sorry to hear  of such damage folks.  we tend to think we are safe from violent weather in this country but property destroyed like this is distressing and worrying.  Yes worse,things happen elsewhere but when it's on your own doorstep amd personal it's difficult to handle.  

Even though we have had horrendous winds the only far, and touch wood that's all.........has been a panel from my greenhouse roof.  


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:35

If we could join together and supply small plants individually we could help re stock affected gardens

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:30

Sheer awesome power of nature 

Those pics capture perfectly the waves I've been seeing for most of 2014

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:28

I will propagate some stuff too with a view to help those who have lost plants  this winter.   


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:25

Nice pic Stacey.  Looks like a lot of fun 

Well. The wind today has to be the worst of the winter, if not the worst I can remember.  Still howiling, gusting and powerful and the winds are bad too!  Oops! Won't get my coat  just yet.  

Flooding is certainly even worse today too....everywhere it seems....and more trees down this afternoon and evening causing road closures

Wonder if your  blue grass is elymus magellanicus, one of my favourite grasses, Stacey.  

keep safe folks...I think this awful weather may be coming your way

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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