Latest posts by Verdun

......the good guys

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:41

Break23 , my local GC has been a good place to visit for plant bargains either side of Xmas.  Half price on shrubs that were also being offered on buy get one free last year.    It's not too far from me so, as I'm passing, I poop in.  Picked up couple of bargains already placed in the bargain basement section.  Many can be divided and re potted too for great show next year

Which varieties for 2014

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:36

That's fine gardengirl's leaving it in the bathroom that's the problem.  


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:28

Gardengirl, stipa gigantea is certainly worth growing.  Mine flowered for months...a feature until mid autumn.  Avoid heavy soil though.  I think it is best isolated or behind other tallish plants..Dahlia twynings after eight and Cornus aurea, for example, disguise the foliage for me.  It needs to sway a little so don't plant against fence or wall

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:20

Carol, what makes you so sure Japanese knotweed is being used?  

My Runner/ Broad beans

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:13

Connie, broad beans are fine as fidget says but those runner beans are best put down to life's learning curve.  We all learn by our mistakes and, boy, did I - and do I still - make loads?  


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:08

Er!  Sorry gilly.  Well, I was hungry 

new garden clean slate

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:07

Hiya mad willow

Agree with fidget .....get some compost into the soil over the winter.  Get to know your soil and it is important to find out your ph.  Easy, quick and cheap to do.  

Annuals and veg for next summer.  At summer's end you will have learned so much about your soil and site and will have some ideas of what permanent things to plant.  Clean slate?  Fantastic 

Riddle me

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:01

He had the umbrella ?

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 15:59

Even more grasses for me   Still behind watching the recordings 


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 15:55

Just watched garden revival prog featuring one of my favourite groups of plants, viz., grasses.  Cannot understand why they are not more widely grown.  I have a group of Imperata ..blood grass.....that "out reds" most everything from mid summer to autumn.    Grow a couple of grasses and I bet you will be hooked 

stacey....sounds like a lovely day.  Making up for lost time now   Brilliant 

Still wet here..but warm....but got in a long and enjoyable walk with my dog spike.  Feel so much better and invigorated by being outside 

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