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Latest posts by Verdun

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 08:28

Hello FORKERS.

Quiet, partly sunny not too cold.   All change later though 

Still got nice flowers on miscamthus gold bar next to red stems of dogwood.  Nice combo for this time of year I think   It will prob stay like that until I cut them both back in spring 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 23:47

Oh yes nut. That's why it's such fun here 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 23:01
  1. Are we beiNg asked for our personal favourites or for those we might sell or buy?  Busy lizzies, the new guinea hybrids, would be a favourite on the market stalls.  Easy to propagate, early to flower even on very, very young plants and very popular.  Throw in the (perennial but best treated as an annual) heliotrope arborescens which is an easy plant to propagate and sells immediately when it's scent is noticed 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:51

Yes, but they LOOK like grasses.  I still plant them for their "grasslike" form.  As I do for carex, Phormium, liriope.    But I agree we have all digressed from the original question

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:47

Just heard the weather forecast.  Snow is forecast for Christmas eve.  It's supposed to be heavy too but only lasting for couple of days.  Stacey, you got your wish.  How did you do that? 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 20:10

I grow Guinevere a beautiful white angels fishing rod.....not aware that it attracts any wildlife though

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 20:06

You are naughty gardengirl.  You got Stacey all excited.  Course, ??ou didn't fool me 

Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:13

Hee hee hee. I am, I am I am 

Talkback: Winter pruning

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:11

Passion flower I pruned every year in autumn or early spring.  Cut it back by half without going too far into old wood.   However, it became a bit of a thug here so it was removed.  Tempted by some  of the tender varieties though as they could  survive here 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:07

I grow several grasses...bow to Jim's knowledge there about the wildlife they attract.  However plants like agastaches attracted bees in huge numbers last year in my garden as well as butterflies and they complement grasses so well.

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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