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Latest posts by Verdun

Newsletter problem

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 13:01

I don't get these newsletters either despite ticking the appropriate boxes 

Wot's it all about.....?

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 12:49

oh no!  Another untruthful article to dare suggest the antarctic is not melting.  And silleeeee me for believing it . However, it is wetter today.  Darker too.  Yep!  Climate change is happening cos only yesterday it was dry 

many academics or experts I have met or heard  have presented as unworldly and naive.  

But our local Councillors are more impressive.......!!!  They have just cut all funding for libraries and leisure centres to save money.  however, they will be  spending £3 million upgrading city centre theatre and £17,000 to teach councillors  the Cornish language. 


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 12:26

Back for bite to eat. ,wet morning but will dry up soon.  

Hands and  knees for floors?  I love my steam mop.  Like working in the jungle.  Good for smoothing wrinkles on my bottom too.    

Liking those cheese scones Fritillary 






Posted: 05/11/2015 at 07:12

Hello forkers 

just back from early walk....dry n warm.  Lots of rain coming tho! 

Off before 8 for busy morn

Planting a conifer - help on selection

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 23:08

a1154, I think you should be looking at taxus or junipers. 

Taxus is a tough group responding to hard pruning so easily kept in check.  Not usually pyramid shaped though. ,junipers are also tough and many are the shape you want. 

Not a conifer but the hollies are naturally pyramid shaped, evergreen and tough.  Golden King, for instance, is a beauty and is without prickly foliage 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 19:36

foliage just looks tender, doesn't it? Cold east winds too much perhaps.   I feel confident it will be fine here.  Flowers didn't last long but, for me, it's about the foliage. 


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 18:27

It's ok Hosta.  I'm tinkering with your camera now.....wot's this for?  Oops! I can blu tac it back.  he won't notice. 


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 17:40

And its dark don't forget.  not here light on 


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 17:17


Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 15:57

Wonder if it wasn't hardened off properly motorman.  Caress won't be as hardy as other mahonias and need a sheltered spot. 

Mine has finished flowering now and I have removed the flowered stem.  

Got a pretty big mahonia with loads of flowers about to turn yellow.  

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The longest flowering perennial is........

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Caution! Virus

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Fowl treatment or wot?((

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Why did Chris do that?

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My first

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

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why did we worry?

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Guess what this is.....

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Lupins a'flowering

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Inspiring or what?

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