Latest posts by Verdun

Hydrangea Soil PH?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 14:54

The white ones I have planted always stay white.  some shade from hot sun will help that.  

Moving rhododendron

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:27


I disagree

I,would do it now, asap.  Being so big you will need to prune your rhododendron quite hard.  Forgoing the flowers for this year and moving now gives your plant more time to  establish before the (hot) summer.  

Those buds will prob not open for another 3 or 4 weeks ...too late to move then 

Prepare your new bed and planting hole, trim any over long and damaged roots and water really well.  Leave mound of soil around to create a moat and repeat watering for a week or two.  Prune back the top.  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:21


Roses in Mixed borders?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:16

Tee hee hee 

Gardners world

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 17:03

Yet to see GW so far but Monty was excellent again in Dream Gardens.

perhaps GW format needs updating...???

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 16:58

Plenty of gardening and buying plants and compost.....but nothing in my garden 

really warm and sun.  Expecting another mild night too.    Feels very much like spring now 

Roses in Mixed borders?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:53

Roses should never be in anyone's ornamental garden.  They are over hyped, difficult to mix with other plants, viciously prickly, attract pest and disease like nothing else and are awful 


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:35

Happy birthday Lesley  

Private Messaging

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:31

Simply select the ignore button.  When He changes his name again, as he will, you will have to "ignore" him again. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 07:28

morning folks 

relatively mild overnight, misty  and looking good for the day.

one or two have been "banned"/ignored but reappear under another name here fidget.  Ignored for good reasons 

Discussions started by Verdun

New plants....Who wants them?

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New plants....Who wants them?

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New plants....Who wants them?

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Is this fair?

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Bargain plants

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17 degrees in a couple of days

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As if the day couldn't get any better.........

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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

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Well, he won but.....

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Sssssssscared or what?

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What is an all year round garden?

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Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

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