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Latest posts by Verdun

Gardeners World ... 'Hatchet' job on Bamboo!!

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 15:15

So, on no account plant any bamboo Borinda....!

Blueberry help

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:57

Hello Susan and welcome

You say leaves are "going rust red from the tips of the leaves".  Well, I have 4 varieties and a couple of them are also doing that.  I expect these to provide autumn colour and nothing to worry about.  Is it just rust colour or rust pustules? 


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:53

Hiya lucky

Which Erysimum is it?  Bowles mauve will take a fairly drastic cut back.  Others can't take it.

Take cuttings now....they root quickly and will form good flowering plants next year

Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:51

Dogs eat grass. Dont think hackonochloa is toxic


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:49

Rivet, rivet, rivet......

Laburnum Tree

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 08:11

Plants are like people.....good years and bad years.  Sometimes we need do nothing and the plant will thrive following year.  Fruit is good example of this...bad year is often followed good one.

I did recover my laburnum years back by pruning but it simply wasn't a good clone.

 I totally agree with is the key to poisons in garden and environment.  Just not growing such plants is not the answer. 

Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 08:02

Chicky, I think they are a bit.  Got some that thrive....sundown, summer sky, hot Papya, marmalade, white swan, Sunrise, for example.  I go for the newer varieties and they are unpredictable


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 07:55

Howdy folks.  Already 20 degrees but cloudy-ish.  Rain later.  

Loving the banter on the morning FORKERS forum...makes for light entertaining reading over brekkie.

Sun just breaking out ...........hope everyone has good day



Posted: 23/07/2013 at 23:02

Tina, I don't think I'm a nutter.  I asked myself that question and I,heard myself say to me "no Verdun you are a jolly fine fellow."   I will ask for a second opinion bit I'm sure I will tell me the same thing again.  We Cornishmen are smart you know!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:56

I think nut knows we are glad to,have her back

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Black...good or yuck?

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Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

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Yellow is the colour.......

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I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

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Oh eck

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An ENVY thread....

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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