Latest posts by Verdun

Plants for heavy clay soil

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 18:13

In response to a query from Spud, try astilbes on your heavy clay soil.  Astrantias too. Japanese painted ferns. Acteas/cimicifugas too.  Grasses like hackonechloa and various sedges would enjoy it there 


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:49

Nice one David 

Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:46

Ideally a permanent planting cos azaleas will not like repeated digging around their roots.

my lithodoras are in both very free draining sites and in good moisture retentive soil so pretty adaptable.

sometimes a strong combination can be a real eyecatcher Marinelilium .  I would go for this and then a strong summer theme in another pot 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:37

A word about David Cameron....does ANYBODY ACTUALLY BELIEVE him?  I rarely have known a politician lie as much.  

Trailing plants

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 17:23

Lithodora, yes, is a trailing plant Margaret. 

gentian blue flowers for at least 2 months...mine are already in flower.

lithodora heavenly blue is the one to google . Whatever colour your azalea is lithodora will look good with it. 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 15:53

Hey B3......someone like me . I'm all for breaking the rules 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 15:52

So much for promised sunshine this afternoon......lots of showers and feeling coooooold   

( however, it seems we did pretty well judging by conditions elsewhere) 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 15:47

My worry Frank is that Brussels will meddle even more, charge us even more and listen even less after the vote.  

We cannot change anything by remaining in europe.....we have no influence there and our politicians are misleading us by saying we have.   I don't think any european leader believed we would leave thus gave Cameron nothing.  We had an opportunity to tough it out with hard bargaining.  I am a haggler.....Cameron was weak 


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 14:54


Hazel, tell your mum we all wish her a day of fun and jelly and trifle 

Flowering shrub for awkward sunny spot?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:46

Dave.....we dun it again 

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