Latest posts by Verdun

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:35

Me too.  Baggesons gold is superb.  Unique colour.  

Euonymous microphylla is nice. 

I have lavendar edging my veg patch.......looks good now but wonderful in summer 

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:32

Interesting pansy........I have heard befor that David Austin customer service is not the best. My own experience is an example.  

My first snowdrop :-)

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:20

Few here too.

friend phoned today asking for advice about snowdrops.  She intended buying bulbs/corms.  I advised her to wait and buy in the I will myself.  But, have you seen the price of some of these bulbs?  Need to remortgage to buy some of them 

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:16

No, I don't think they are Sam

I am not a lover or grower of roses here but planted plenty

earlier this year I purchased a David Austin Olivia Austin rose direct from the growers. It is advertised as having a strong scent but it seems to have none at all.  I contacted David Austin but without satisfaction........unusual for me.  Mine was part of a batch bought by a friend.....none of them seem special. I paid almost £20 If I recall correctly. .....bit pricey to say the least.

I would shop around for price and then gauge reviews.  Look through catalogues and compare.  Choose the variety you want and compare prices.

buy bare root now....much better value than potted plants and usually bigger (root systems) 



The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:33

Ah yes!  You have a brand spanking new propagator don't you?  


Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:30

Get well soon KEF.  We need you to keep us under control 

repotting fig

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:28

Yum yum.  Nothing quite like a warm freshly picked fig in summer 


Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:25

Wot you after David ? 

The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:24

Whatever you grow NGLittleSeedlings sow your seed asap.  Onions need a long growing season....traditionally they are sown on xmas day 

This crazy climate

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:11

Been pretty good here today.  Could have cut the grass in fact!   Again 

feeling a little colder and, yes, the weather will soon be "normal" again. 

Not really a bird feeder lydiaann........usually put out some fat balls when cold.  Do they need feeding right now though?  Lots of birds here, the ground is soft and plenty of natural food around....?   (Reminds me to net the gooseberries this year )

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