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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:01

Or even donuts    Think how many you  could get for £20 


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 18:48

Glorious weather.   Still is 

A group of visitors walking past invited  themselves in to take a video of the garden.  As with everybody, I said you should have seen it last week   (cos it is fading bit by bit now)

Mum is  now in her nursing home.  Got there first to help her settle but,,boy!  do I feel guilty.  I'm determined to try and get some improvement in her. 

heuchara problem

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 18:37

I have just treated all my Heucheras  to vine  weevil killer drench.  I repeat this in spring.

Most Heucheras are attacked by vine weevils and need to be treated or they are lost.

Nematodes are a good organic alternative but these need to be used in mid spring and again no later than end of September.  

Bob, lucky you.  The yellows are so difficult for me but I,think its because light levels are pretty high down here.  I keep trying and experimenting and getting some success at last.  


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:35

Remember a mate getting pood on.  All,over his hair amd face.....runny doesn't cover it .  He hated it when I said it luck good luck.  A few swear words!  Great fun...wasn't me see? 

House Spiders

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:32

Blimey............just seen a huge spider.  8" across, yes Tootles this one squeaked too but it sounded like a lion.  The tips of its legs we're tinged with red ..blood I'm sure of it.  I closed the door but I can hear it scratching and banging.  Heard that a bite from a spider can paralyse a human in seconds and will consume one during the winter period.   

Don't  get me talking about giant butterflies ........

salvia - hotlips

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:23

Take a few cuttings but they are easy. I agree now is not the best time to move it (although I do move plants about myself right now ) 

House Spiders

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 08:44

Spiders in the garden are fine.  Not in the house and not nighttime.  

I read that article too Fishy.   It's so easy to believe there are monsters  lurking  everywhere. NConsidering those  sticky traps ....don't  want to kill them but don't  want them in the house.  I often go round with a hose and eradicate spiders then but I guess they return.  


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 08:28

Gosh!  Woody makes me gasp.  Enjoy it all Woody

Some light rain overnight but looking good now

Bit lazy right now.  Weeding to be done, etc but garden still looking full and colourful so just enjoy it as it is for now. 

Miscanthus gold bar, morning light and variegatus ready to flower....always something to herald the season 

Pot Mums, In or Out?

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 23:55

Funnily enough, at the garden centre recently a couple were carrying very large but perfectly compact, rounded, floriferous chrysanthemum to the checkout. There they asked if the plants would look the same every year.  "oh yes" was the reply.  I pointed out, as Bookertoo has, that no they won't and explained why.

Those wonderful mounds of flowers simply become  completely different ...leggy and unattractive.  Chrysanthemums a big no for me anyway.  

best evergreen climber

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 21:06

Evergreen isn't always the answer.  Excitement in early spring when new leaves emerge, etc. ?  Bare stems of climbers in winter can still look ok, even good


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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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