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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:07

Hiya nut,  think you're right about the lighter ones needing better soil.  Mind you in partial shade the lighter ones show up better


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:05

Hiya Berghill......"well smelly"?   Now, my feet are like that.  Lol

I do agree though that I thought all the mock oranges were fragrant but no, some of the new ones are not.   As I said, what's the point of them then?


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:02

Astrantias featured this week on may have seen Momty.....introduce Carol and her piece on them

I grow a few varieties....this year they are huge. ..they have loved this weather. My latest acquisition last year was a white variety called Jumble Hole and I love it.  However, they all are plants that produce flowers with "gems" in their "faces".  They are flowers to peer into and be dazzled by.

Astrantias.....favourites or not?


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:57

.....oh, enjoy the day with your friend Tina


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:55

I say Tina, I didn't get that,joke.  I say I didn't get that joke.  Ha ha.  

You girls are too smart for me.  Seriously, it's just coincidence about the gworld on gardeners world and me mentioning them.....honestly!  Funny, cos I was going to start a thread on astrantias today but they were featured last night on gardeners world with carol Kleine. .....she is great but there was more of her talking, her expressions and her excitement than there was of the astrantias.  Why can't we just HEAR her speak as we see the Astrantias, and more varieties of them, and captions of the varieties?  I have several varieties and they are all such good garden plants.  ....darn it, I will start a thread on them

Be good folks


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:46


I AM SO ENVIOUS.  I cannot grow this meconopsis......have tried in several areas of the garden but no success.  Well done Dolly and from seed too.

Plant name

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:44

Nut, is it Elizabeth?  Elizabeth has pale yellow flowers on a slightly pale green foliage. On the picture it shows white flowers.  In my experience elizabeth flowers non stop until summers end.  Not sure what variety is shown ...I grow a couple of white ones myself

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:39

Must say, the STINK from comfrey is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.  No matter,how good it may be you have to live with this stuff all the time.  Just not worth it.  Why bother to grow scented plants when this stuff overwhelms it all.

I use fish blood and bone on everything and then seaweed spray as a tonic and foliar feed.  Incidentally, seaweed is great on maritime crops such as Beetroot.  

Monty may use comfrey etc but I bet his supply is well away from the house


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:33

Generally they are but I came across a new variety in GC had wonderful large flowers but no scent.  .??

Klink, ring the GC and ask to,change it.  A,philadelphus without the scent is not worth having. I have a couple of varieties that are heavily scented.  Ask at GC what,they have and then look them up online to check for scent.  There are now several varieties .....some smaller ones too.  Dont be afraid to ring GC

Belle Etoile and Virginal are heavily scenfed.  Coronaria aurea...yellow leaves...has fewer flowers but also scented.  I grow all of them



Posted: 22/06/2013 at 07:42

Hey.....get the gold medal.  Last last night and first this morning.

I hope the first prize is lots of so excited

Morning FORKERS.  Obviously rained last night but it's bright so far

Going down to tidy up friends garden.....she is going into hospital next week so make sure it's ship shape.  Different sort of garden but I have put my stamp on it.  You can see the size 11's all over the borders.....ha ha.  Often take my dog.....Monty copies ME with Nigel, lol....but prob leave him behind this morning.  He will get his run later

Hope weekend is good for everyone


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