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Latest posts by Verdun

Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:03

Well, I agree with the guy who suggested a holly.  Ahem!  


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:01

Hello Marion

Congratulations on your 50 years.  I am looking forward  to this thread and your pictures......and some inspiration 

Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:55

Ooo. LandGirl.  Some nice stuff there.  Classy....hellebores!    You will love those. I enjoy every one of mine and I have in excess of 30, 40 ?  I have a double white in front of Cornus aurea right now......white flowers in front of red stems.  What better in winter? Nice red or purple astilbes too, maybe?  I found my yellow stemmed Cornus far more vigorous than the red varieties so it has more room

Getting more plants myself next week.......ain't it exciting ? 

(think you will find heathers will be put on display in couple of weeks or so)

Small nurseries online

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 09:25

I have been searching for certain plants recently and have stumbled across several small nurseries on line.

I have placed an order with one of them.  The exchange of initial emails was pleasant, informative and efficient.  The nursery stocks rockery and small plants and looks excellent.  The proof of the pudding will be when my small order of plants arrives.  Just been told it will be dispatched on Monday and delivered on Tuesday.  

I have had excellent service from the National Herb Centre last year when I purchased plants.....albeit not herbs.....I could not get elsewhere for a very reasonable price.   Over recent years I have had great service from many apparently small nurseries online.    They put T & M and the like in the shade for plant quality and service 

Others know of such nurseries?


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 09:04

Hello forkers

Lovely sunny start.

All those feeling a little low.......mid winter blues.....cheer up.    Soon be roasting again in the sunshine

Expect a small parcel of plants to be posted either today or Monday.  New nursery to me but it looks a gem.  Will comment more on this when plants arrive.

Very exciting.....huge fat buds on my emerging hellebores growing apace every day now 


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 00:21

Lily....what are you doing up?   Get to bed 

Talkback: Common daisy

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 00:20

I live close to the Towans ...2mins....that lead to the best beach in Cornwall.  Wild flowers of all types...valerian,,daisies,,orchids, saponaria, oenothera, vipers' bugloss, etc., etc. (I'm a wildflower ignoramus always intending to learn more ) but there are hundreds maybe thousands that  grow on these Towans.  Rare varieties too.  They look wonderful.  This is where "god sprinkled" them.  

However, in my!  I want just grass.  In my veg patch I want just veg.  In my borders I want just those plants I put there to thrive.  Thinking this way does not make me a villain or any less "green" than anyone else.  I love my soft, lush green front lawn as my dog does when he lies on it.  It's a safe haven for little ones and a comfortable place to sit and lie on.  It's a joy when being cut....what better smell?....and sets off everything else. Daisies spoil not just the appearance but drive out the grass. Nature will turn my lawn imto a daisy, dandelion, clover, "weed" patch

The common daisy?  Lovely in its own territory.  Not in mine. 


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 23:57

So that's where my wall went 


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 13:55

Higgy....your head full of ideas?  Mine too.  Restless for change and ever improvement. 


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 13:52

You won't kill anything novice 

Discussions started by Verdun

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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

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Love your garden

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