Latest posts by Verdun

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 13:39

Sounds good Red.  Well done 


Posted: 20/12/2013 at 13:30

Ok, stacey, those fences dont look too good but the garden sounds promising doesnt it?  

New fences back or some nice new shrubs?  Or how about clematis armandii?

Only joking re the snow....domt get much if any of that   And, so far today, it's been very nice here.

Haggled decent price drop on tablet today but think I will wait awhile to get even better deal.   Apart from food I think you can haggle n most everything ...except petrol too.



Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 08:35

Just read your profile notes Ryan.  Very impressive.  Hope you will give discounts on your nursery to us on the forum   Ha ha 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 08:33

Cerinthe also self seed prolifically for me Punkdoc. 


Posted: 20/12/2013 at 08:28


Quiet, partly sunny not too cold.   All change later though 

Still got nice flowers on miscamthus gold bar next to red stems of dogwood.  Nice combo for this time of year I think   It will prob stay like that until I cut them both back in spring 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 23:47

Oh yes nut. That's why it's such fun here 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 23:01
  1. Are we beiNg asked for our personal favourites or for those we might sell or buy?  Busy lizzies, the new guinea hybrids, would be a favourite on the market stalls.  Easy to propagate, early to flower even on very, very young plants and very popular.  Throw in the (perennial but best treated as an annual) heliotrope arborescens which is an easy plant to propagate and sells immediately when it's scent is noticed 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:51

Yes, but they LOOK like grasses.  I still plant them for their "grasslike" form.  As I do for carex, Phormium, liriope.    But I agree we have all digressed from the original question


Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:47

Just heard the weather forecast.  Snow is forecast for Christmas eve.  It's supposed to be heavy too but only lasting for couple of days.  Stacey, you got your wish.  How did you do that? 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 20:10

I grow Guinevere a beautiful white angels fishing rod.....not aware that it attracts any wildlife though

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