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Latest posts by Verdun

Strictly is back!

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:27

pp, but it's rubbish . Under all that bootpolish they are all pimply, spotty and white.  Besides do you really want to see blokes walk like those male dancers dance? 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:24

Fairy, the big mahonias have an architectural structure that I like......different entirely from Caress in almost every way.  Only the flowers are similar.  

I think some will lose Careless over winter....its foliage does suggest it's a little tender

Strictly is back!

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:18

Folks, folks,'re not still watching this rubbish are you?  Bootpolished dancers, over hyped judges and mismatched contestants eagerly waiting to have their ears tickled. 

Manuring & Winter Digging

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:15

Get the manure in asap.  always remove weeds as already suggested as well as stones, roots etc.  Now is the time to thoroughly dig your ground.  In future you can simply " top dress" manure, compost, etc Newboy.  

unless your soil is heavy I would not rough dig.  Incorporate your manure and level it reasonably.  In mild dry spells you can then hoe off any weeds that germinate and the ground will be ready for spring that much earlier.  

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:06

Tetley mine is flowering too.  Cute little flowers.   Some doubt about it's hardyness in some places though.  

Earlier than the "big boys" although Charity is not far behind

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:04

Tetley mine is flowering too.  Cute little flowers.   Some doubt about it's hardyness in some places though.  

Plants in pots

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:01

PhilM2, time to plant out in the garden.  It will be much happier.  I would do it now.  Agree about teasing roots out too.  


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 07:54

Hello forkers

Lovely sunny morning.  Chilly feel at 7 when I took Spike but very pleasant.  Sun all day apparently.  

Checking accounts daily and changed passwords ......cyber attack on Talk Talk has upped my security game 




Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:13

Lorna plant them now.  Why not?  Soil is warm.  You dont need to wait until they have lost their leaves.....sorry pansyface.  

Athyrium - Painted Fern

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:37

Purple foliage would look good too Philippa.  

Discussions started by Verdun

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

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Caution! Virus

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Fowl treatment or wot?((

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Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

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Modules v insitu

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Why did Chris do that?

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My first

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The green of spring

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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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