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Latest posts by Verdun

Now't so strange as Folk.

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 08:54

I have changed a friend's garden over the past 15 years.    Essentially it's mine though. However, it has been irksome too as my friend regularly adds plants that are not to my taste or according to any "plan".  For example, I wanted a cool green and white area but she spoiled it by wanting a pink rose, then something else, then......

a sitting area in the sun with 2 tall junipers creating an entrance has also been spoiled by her desire for more roses there. 

From a wilderness of overgrown brambles etc she now has an orchard, a veg patch, a pool  a patio and ornamental borders ....her garden is 5 to 6 acres

she simply interferes in, 


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 08:40

Lovely morning. cold weather, wind and some rain in the outlook so I guess this is finally it for this summer 

will venture to the beach with spike soon 

yes Fairy, that is me.  I've  had a word with your repair guy and he will give you a hefty discount 

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 23:56

Ordinary mpc happy cottontail for pots is ideal.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 23:53

Runnybeaks, yukka glorious variegata.  Watch your eyes on it though 


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 23:46

Watched the last gw tonight.  It featured salvia elegantis sims, the pineapple sage.  Just like Monty's mine are in full flower but, just as he said, the flowers appear when the colder weather does so not too long lasting.  However, here they do usually last well into November and sometimes longer.  I grow it primarily for its scent but the flowrs are delightful too.

disappointing GW ends so soon.  I'm sure the programme once continued all year round..?  

Lobelia Cardinalis

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 23:39

You mean kill lobelia or snails fishy?  I think it wise to take lobelia queen Vic out of the pond now and for the winter.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 23:35

Can't make it folks but just help yourselves to goodies in fridge.  

How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:30

Hasn't really got cold at all yet.  Very warm again.'s lovely 

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:18

No feeding or additional compost.  Wouldnt water in either now.  Slightly proud of the soil if it's heavy and inclined to be wet over winter.  well drained as much as possible 

however, in late summer mine are grown in the rich soil of my veg patch.  They are then the process of doing that now.....with good rootball to their final positions.


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 00:07

I have to say most of us welcome new only have to look recently to see that.

no cliques though that I can see.  However cliques are part of life anyway.

I think any forum is strengthened by debates, differences of opinion, even driven by mischief or fun, and  arguments.  I argue's my nature .....and would feel lost if I could not behave this way.  

The forum on my iPad has replaced the newspaper at breakfast and lunch.  It's a pretty good forum.  Nice to have been described as the most knowledgeable here but that simply is not true.  There are many real experts here whose comments are valued highly by me.  I think we all dovetail quite nicely 

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Disappointed ..

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