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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:48


start again........


Lawn damage

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:29

The roots will have been eaten  and by spring the past when I suffered severe infestations.......I have had to reseed.  Always used lawn grub killer and my lawn has been undamaged .  Now banned so nematodes are the only solution.  However, it's getting a little late now.  

Trestment means no grass loss and a good looking lawn over winter and spring.

Can I have that eclair Philippa?  Cos you are my favourite 


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:20

Lulu, I have a couple dozen like that.  Even though it's mild here They will,stay in those pots in a GH until spring.  Then I will pot on at least twice before planting out in spring to flower from mid summer onwards.   Roll on next summer 


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:16

That will look sensational  woody

I share Fairy's recommendation for Libertia too......grow a couple of slightly different gold/red varieties .   Was once slightly worried they might run but, so far after a couple of years, they are well behaved.  Best in winter I think when they shine.    Growing over a blue corydalis in spring it looks pretty good 


Muscari dilemma

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:15

Don't worry happycottontail, your muscari will be just fine, whatever ??ou do.  They will spread and spread amd spread and........

Not something I would add to my garden now.


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:52

Exciting Woody 

Carex testacea is lovely, front of, or mid, border  uniquely olive coloured evergreen "grass" that looks comfortable with yellows and browns !  

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:41

Good thread Zoomer.  I don't think I've ever had a tetanus jab.  Often thought about it but never got around to it.  Will ring my docs today 


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:38

Another bright sunny warm morning

Dificult when you don't know quite what to expect Punkdoc. Hope things with your mum improve and you can relax a little with the situation.

Another meeting about my mum today or tomorrow

No time to post a picture right now ......try later..... but actea brunette has lots of impressive white curling spires looking good in front of red dahlia outside kitchen window.  Best ever display of acteas this year. got decent soil and a little shade?  Then try acteas (cimifugas)


Lawn damage

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:05

Wots everyone crowing about? 

Leatherjackets the cause.  Nematodes the solution .   Simples 

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:02


Chickenlady is there a broken branch?  

Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 23:12

Oh come on......

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 13:51

Alan's new series

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:05

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

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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

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Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 20:31

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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