London (change)
Today 9°C / 7°C
Tomorrow 9°C / 8°C


Latest posts by Verdun

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:05

Hey, I do post pics.......albeit usually summer ones.  I've got quite a few hellebores so I might just post a few pics 

(trouble is if I'm in the garden I want to garden and not photograph stuff.....and I'm a lazeeeeeeee bloke too.  Got to get phone all way out of my pocket )


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:01

Chicky you know you are my favourite.  that  cake looks delishush 

not a lot of rain here after all and it is now drying up.  Really mild.

sorry your tyres were flat you had to drive your convertible instead.  It's a hard life 

got a phone call from a friend's friend........could I take a look at her garden?   her weeping willow has "lost its shape".  I was warned I might get this call.  She has a fairly large garden that apparently does need sorting.  I don't really want to get involved far Ive just said it doesn't need pruning just yet!!! 



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 16:51

Ha ha me.  ,I meant to show the purple hellebore too .....for a couple  of weeks the foliage is near purple but now just a purplish green.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 16:26

just to show doubles are just as colourful as singles....fritillaries in flower too


Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 12:41

Blairs, I know.   no, I don't  thnk I would use council recycled compost myself again but it is available cheaply.  Bought a lorry load once and it wasn't great stuff and I share your concerns over its quality.  I am aware of importing rubbish and possibly perennial weed problems.  You are right to take me to task there 

enjoy plant ordering TurnipFarmer 



Posted: 11/03/2015 at 12:34

Not much sun here but a beautiful mild morning....some rain starting now but we are promised sunshine later

I have a sizeable blue juniper that I trim every year to maintain its dense conical shape.  Feel like a sculptor . Very satisfying when done.....this morning.  I divide,or remove old leaves on, phormiums annually too to maintain juvenile colourful compact leaves and did this too.  Garden now getting "tidied" and cleared to display new fresh growth....again, very satisfying 

hoped to cut grass again but rain has stopped play.  

Wintersong if you're checking out ferns the Japanese painted ferns are really quite beautiful


Holly ID please

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:34

just checked.  It's a handsome holly that I keep trimmed.  Will post a picture when it's neighbouring Cotinus royal Purple opens its leaves 

Holly ID please

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:31

Took my words Dove.  I grow it and will check for sure.

Oh what a lovely morning

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:30

Nice AWB 


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:29

Morning folks......cloudy but mild.   I'm sure plant's have grown overnight.  Rain soon though.  Shame I wanted to start preparations in veg patch for seed sowing.  Love it when bare soil is levelled and raked much promise and confirmation that winter has passed.

ive decided to sow my veg seed Friday week at about 9 am 

hope you pass vets mot Gardeners Boy........

Take my dog in a mo whilst it's still dry.....may venture to the beach 

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Replies: 76    Views: 2401
Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 17:12

who cares who wins?

Replies: 6    Views: 474
Last Post: 17/11/2015 at 06:29

Just a suggestion...

Replies: 4    Views: 316
Last Post: 13/11/2015 at 17:37

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Replies: 38    Views: 1228
Last Post: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Drat those chains.....

Replies: 33    Views: 769
Last Post: 07/11/2015 at 09:35

Wot's it all about.....?

Replies: 28    Views: 919
Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 18:32

"Experts" we go again

Replies: 22    Views: 712
Last Post: 20/10/2015 at 23:23

Best late flowering clematis?

Replies: 11    Views: 461
Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 23:19

What new plants will you be trying?

Replies: 56    Views: 1437
Last Post: 21/10/2015 at 20:07

White foliage?

Replies: 9    Views: 356
Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 19:39

Is this really cruel?

Replies: 68    Views: 2256
Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 08:47

Taking life for granted......

Replies: 18    Views: 698
Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 00:11

Against all logic.......

Replies: 17    Views: 547
Last Post: 14/09/2015 at 23:06

Wont go without a fight....

Replies: 69    Views: 2688
Last Post: 18/09/2015 at 22:05


Replies: 27    Views: 804
Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 10:32
1 to 15 of 250 threads