Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:39

Met a nice old lady at GC earlier.  In a wheelchair looking at bulbs. ,helped her access a few and suggested some bare root wallflowers that I got for her.  she has had her foot amputated with the likelihood of of her leg too.  The other foot is a candidate for toe removal too.  Yet she was smiling and philosophical.  Will go down soon to plant her wallflowers. Not for free of course...a cuppa and a biscuit or two have been promised .  A real inspiration....put my sniffles into context. 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:27

Count me in too Fairy.  Let us know how to do it please. 

Lyn, any rain must have been early and brief.  Just a T shirt on Lyn     For me its usually just socks on 

Right now I'm sweating perspiring.    pretty warm out there . Thank goodness for spare piece of Vienetta 

had a 'flu injection this morn.......I was a carer for my mum, who died earlier this year,,so was offered the jab.  But, no sweets or choccy bars for being brave . Could not resist rubbing my arm in agony as I came out.  Cruel I know but it was priceless to see the faces of those yet to have the jab.  

Right an errand of mercy to run.......kind of! 


Holes in my lawn

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:32

The issue though is the leatherjacket damage........use nematodes next year A H Kent to eradicate or control them and, therefore, the holes 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:21

A shower this morning when I was out but warm sunshine now.  

Got 3 rudbeckias this morning.....huge plants and cheap and exactly what I wanted for revamped border.  Slightly rootbound but some aggressive fingering rectified this.  They are on the shadyish  side of an orange/yellow helenium that still has  enough flowers on it for me to see how they blend.   Look like they have always been there. A good blend of spring/summer colour with winter foliage I hope 

got a slight cold and sore throat from someone.....I'll find out who gave them to me  will stand for no excuses or atissue of lies . (good eh?) 


House wall

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 08:24

How about a couple of quality planters and trellis for a couple of evergreens ...formal as in taxus standishii or informal like clematis Armandii?.


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 07:41

Hello forkers

A walk to the beach in sunshine.  No wind so v pleasant.  Showers are forecast but hoping for dry day....think it will be here 

best wishes to those not feeling too well 




daphne odorata,

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Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:44

Hee hee hee. 

Transplanting Perennials

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:41

Flo, mid October is fine.  

as with most here I move plants at all times of get to know what you can get away with easily and those that are more tricky.  

I am in a similar situation with my rudbeckias.....they have been blooming since July with no sign of them fading.  It want to divide some but will wait just a while longer to enjoy those flowers.  

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