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Latest posts by Verdun

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:31

Making me hungry Bob. very healthy looking plants.  To look good and taste good....what better?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:29

Lyn, it is a sterile,agastache...thus a very long flowering variety.  Heatwave.  

Runny, that hydrangea was planted late winter. it is now over 120 cm tall with more to come. In future years it will be 200 cm with annual pruning. Those huge flowers will turn white. I love it.  

I have another, Kyushu, which is slightly different but pure white right now and this is delightful.

Making cement planter

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:18

Its the peat that makes it look like stone though

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:11

Caroline, I dont mind you wishing me a happy,I still get pressies?

happy birthday for Sunday though 

and KEF's mum 


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:55

Tracey...I do this sort of thing all the time....not recommended strictly though 

cut some of the stems back so they are sturdy and not flopping.  watering well is important.  Looks like hot weather for a while again so place comtainer in shady spot for a day or two. 

Oh yes!  Lots of time left for dahlias to flower.....well into the autumn

i would liquid feed too in a few days 


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:51

Roasting again.  Really hot.

the motor cyclist killed comes from a village I know well...used to love there.  Not a nice feeling.

garden girl.......heck!  I wanted that name  maybe garden missie is available?



Talkback: The mock orange

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:47

You have the wrong plant thrifty mama.

correct me if wrong but Virginal is double flowered.

lovely scent but only for 3 weeks or so.

choisya ternata may be a better bet??  Scented flowers from early evergreen glossy aromatic foliage......?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:36

hydrangea limelight



Posted: 29/07/2015 at 12:24

So not a lot of blue flowers then Jo?

i would post a picture of mine but dont want to over publish.  

You can sow seeds soon for a lovely display of true blue flowers

if its flowering still let it be.  If not you can cut flowered parts off and it will reflower


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 12:09

Which flax Jo?  Perenne? blue or white?

i grow perenne blue diamond and it has flowered non stop since May. 

it is a short lived perennial .....mine flowered last year, went through the winter and reflowered this year. 

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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