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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 07:49

Good morning folks

feels quite warm.  Quite pleasant so far. 

Plants online

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 20:47

Had excelent quality plants and service from mail order trees.  Two hydrangeas in 3 litre pots cheaper and better than at a gc.....well, my gc would not have stocked varieties I wanted.

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:52

Thanks Chicky.  Appreciate that 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:50

Care home rang.  My mum is coughing up "quite heavy" blood.  Doctor going tomorrow morning.  Saw her today and she was mentally alert and talkative but not eating much.  I thought then she had difficulty swallowing.

dont like going to the care home really.  Increasingly though it is humbling.  I am now seeing the residents there as quite "normal" even  endearing. Sad but dementia seems to allow some contentment for the sufferers???  I take some sweets and chocs and share them out and can share conversation with some of them.  It's a shake up to the system though and never would imagine my own mother being in a place like that.  The Home is very good now....excellent care etc......but not great end of life is it? 

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:37


Oh deer, oh deer oh deer 

attractive plant? 


cornus dogwood cuttings

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:35

Yes John,is prob all due to the season. dogwoods do lose their leaves now to show off those red srems.  

I would just assume your dogwood is fine and take some hardwood cuttings .....either in pots or in the ground.  I find they root very easily and form a decent shrub in 2 years.  

out  of interest what weed killer did you use?  If it was glyphosate it will have no affect at this time of year.

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:28

Thanks garden girl a foliage plant do you like it?  I have a feeling it doesn't flower profusely?  What was it like when you bought it?

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:31

No, Dove's ok 

Seaside Home

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:10

Could write a very long list here Barney.  Need to know if you're in the south west or on the east coast .....makes a difference 

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:07

Thanks Obelixx.  yes, it does seem to be a little on the tender side but prob ok here.  Charity at the moment  has masses of flowers but not sure if Soft Caress is so prolific.

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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