Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 16:01

You can't say your r's wunny!   Weely hilawious 

Escallonias and foxgloves

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 08:25

Hi Kai

escallonias will flower at anytime so whenever you prune you are likely to have some flowers 

Best to wait until soring now before can prune as hard as you like but a moderate pruning will still give you lots of flowers in summer

your foxgloves will die down soon a little but produce flowers next summer. Just enjoy the bonus of flower now.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 08:06


Would have given you a cake but I got hungreeeeee 

Leycesteria formosa--advice please

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 08:03

Not a plant I like at all.  Down here it is over vigorous, over tall, floppy, and downright ugly Cambridgerose.  It needs space. Not a well behaved plant in a tidy or managed border or for a small garden.   Dies down in autumn although my neighbour's is still in flower.  


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 07:59

Hello forkers

sorry about your cat Bushman

good luck hosta and chicky today 

Light intermittent rain clearing to bright weather now.  Sun forecast too soon. ....hmm! Perhaps the sunglasses are a little optimistic ! 

Considering yet another new plant.........


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 22:00

Eddie, the roots are fragile and brittle.  And, yes, they can sulk if broken up too much. 

i suggest you try to remove it from its pot intact then with a knife or saw simply cut in half.  I think you will find it will plant out well without sulking then

Also to pot up again and keep in gh to then plant out


Plants in pots

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 20:08

I think it will be just fine right now the garden this plant will go from stremgth to strength PhilM 

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 20:03

We did the easy bit Fairy.  again, well done 


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 17:29

Know wot you mean Winter.........I'm always leaving my handbag on the drive  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 16:30

Victoria, dont think thwt's Hadspen Blood......HB is very dark.  Nice pictures though.

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why did we worry?

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