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Latest posts by Verdun

I'm in a quandary -

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:41

never felt the need for a heated greenhouse. on average a cool greenhouse is warm enough over winter for most things down here


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:28

Clari. Hmm! Your fire engine may be difficult to park down here.  Parking, esp charges, is a big issue down here currently.  Risen by 40% this year.

18 degrees plus in this area today....more in my walled garden.....and expected to be same tomorrow.  Got few more delphiniums, foxgloves and echinaceas in today but siting the Buddleia buzz magenta is driving me mad......maaaaad, I tell you.  Looking for the perfect spot but, really, I will need to compromise.  Divided snowdrop clumps time I see them flower wwill be 2016.  Where is time going?

Sea Holly

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 16:49

No imagination Punkdoc.  That's me!

although I also have a dwarf purple berberis behind another clump and I thought that looked pretty good too.

Sea Holly

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 15:56

for me Eryngiums/sea hollies grow well on well drained sandy soilin full sun.  I also grow a variety called Jade Frost, a variegated form, that is a delight 

can't easily move them...they form a rap root.....but they are very hardy and easy.  

I have a yellow potentilla and euonymous emerald and gold behind and to the side 

Bargain Plants

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 11:55

Plants for pennies.....great! 

Plants for free.....donutsmrs!  After flowering divide those polyanthus and replant or pot up 

Come in Artjak...your time is up

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 11:52

Missing Artjak.  Hope she is well.  Pop in if you're around 

Is it just me?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 11:48

Often these "safety" bottles are so awkward that they spill onto hands, clothes, everywhere.  And they leave an amount in the comtainer that cannot be used 

Aciddentally buried geranium shoots

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 11:45

At least Mark them with a short cane Lucid.  However, they will do better if potted up and planted out in a couple of weeks or so


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 07:38

Cornwall is warm to hot right now Clarington......dry, calm and fields full of daffodils and hedgerows full of life.  Beeches big,,sandy and clean.  Passports not needed just yet. 


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 07:13

hello forkers 

cool night and now but brilliant sunshine already


Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 19:39

Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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