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Latest posts by Verdun

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 16:49

Well, wasn't I crafty?  Just mention pets and we learn so much more about you

Curry plant

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 16:43

KEF. That's not stealing.  You saved its life cos ultimately it would have been run over by a car.  So, not a thief you are a hero!

A miracle, well I think so.

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:41

Nothing like the "chink" of water on a still hot summer's day.......

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:37

Salino, yes would prefer that....snapping individual plants.  Maybe the agastaches, echinaceas, salvias and grasses would appeal.

Have lovely day salino

Seaweed Feed

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:32

Fairygirl, think you are right but it's been a few years sInice I did it.  Car full of bags of seaweed and got tons of it.  ??ou wouldn't want to sit in my car then with all those jumping flies from the seaweed!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:30

Winter...great pics.  The geums have taken my fancy...which variety are they? Got a couple of orange varieties but that yellow is very nice.

The arch looks great too

Curry plant

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:36

Oh, Oakley, I never let the flowers form.  Some like them but I think it spoils the silvery dome.  Cuttings so easy as dove this every you will have as many curry plants next year as you want

Overwintered runner bans

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:31

Interesting thread.  I too would like to know how they perform.  Many years ago I tried to grow the beans agaIn from the over wintered roots.  I believe some cropped but I,had too many gaps.  

Esther Reeds covered in fly

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:26

Hiya raspberry fool......wash off or hose off but it's all food for ladybirds and the like.  Its not just wildlife these chemicals damage....spray can blow back  in your face, get on your hands and generally poison the local air.  

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:11

Hiya Salino....I respect your views....seen your garden so of course I do.  Yes have little private sitting area thats bit sentimental so won't photo that.  Got scented and favourite stuff there "through the arch".  Small pool.  Veg patch, fruit area.  Compost area of course.  Yes maybe that size Salino.

Oakley ..not,quite as simple as that but I hate planting and replanting stuff that never matures or grows only for a season.  If you choose complementary perennials, shrubs, grasses, etc that allowfor all 4 seasons they will in relatively short time enable you to spend your time "sitting in it".  Got to admire your attitude Oakley

Re the grasses. ....I dig up mine every 3 years or so to keep young and compact and they are very easy then.  No real total maintenance-free  gardening but I think the way I do it is economical on time and money and energy..  Plus people get free plants, many of them quite classy plants, when I give away my divided ones.

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Black...good or yuck?

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Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

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Yellow is the colour.......

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I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

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Oh eck

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An ENVY thread....

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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