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Latest posts by Verdun

Roasting

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:49

Never rush about in this heat.......

Busy morn and quickly tidied and sorted plants but it's too blooming' hot.  Roasting.  Temps must be approaching 90 f in my sun baked garden.  If not, it feels like it.  

Ok, it's hot.   What we all want really. Cannot and should not moan.   Prob the summer we dream of.  

Cool down?  How?  Beach is 10 mins away so.....maybe!  Lager?  Ice creams? Duvet in the fridge?   Underpants in the freezer? .....luverly   Forecast is ......well, HOT 

Ain't this a brilliant summer ? 

 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:39

Hiya Pete, great picture of Amistad. Love this plant.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 10:29

Bamboogie, no no staking despite being 5' or so tall.  .  Easy, tough but delicate looking.  Suddenly it's there in its quiet way.  Have a few different vsrieties including white and they flower for such a lomg time.  

Veronicastrums are such under valued plants, in my,opinion 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:11

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53629.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:09

perhaps not the star of my garden but worth a picture is my veronicastrum Erika.  

sorry if picture is blurred...not got decent camera yet 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53628.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:50

Occasionally we need to look at something without adding other issues to it.

Of course, there is exploitation (everywhere) but love your garden simply does something womderful for somebody and this is the way to regard it.  

Reality soon hits hard when the news or other programmes are broadcast........people killed, abused and all kinds of hypocrisy amd horrors .......and that's just Eastenders! 

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:25

You're a girlie Orchid....you're allowed to cry 

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:18

Heleniums are great too though Busy.  They are beginning to boss my garden too

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:15

Ooooooooo, some hard hearts there!

Its meant to be emotional.  It doesn't mean the viewers have to sob their eyes out.  

For me,  a deserving family  gets something done for them that maybe is over the top a little but gives so much pleasure to them.  

It's not a garden programme really but when was the last time GW inspired anything?  

Knowing when to stop

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:43

Only sure fire way to eradicate bindweed is with glyphosate ......apply to any regrowth during the summer and again if necessary  and it's beaten.

My garden was full of it....my neighbours have it still.....but now not a sign.

A friend will not allow weedkillers on her patch so it's digging up bindweed.  It's impossible ..pulling it simply breaks up the root into lots of segments that each makes new plants.  I have thoroughly and meticulously cleared a plot of bindweed only for it to regrow again from tiny missed pieces 

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Blue foliage

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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JUST FOR MIKE

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Drat........

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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