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Latest posts by Verdun

Spring Advice ?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 13:20

Scott, get a few bare root wallflowers from garden centre 

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 13:05

You lied Lou?  I is shocked 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 13:03

No Wonky....I didnt leave any peach tart.  Share??? 

Glad the big meet up went well Hosta.  Yep, I'm holding the weather as fine as poss.  

Got more Watsonias....I know some think they are posh crocosmias but they are quite tasty.  Few more cyclamen planted out.  

moved mahonia caress any day now.

and it has been hot at times this morning in the garden.  Loads of agastaches in pots flowering.....some of the colours are womderful.  kept back for next spring now.


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 12:42

Try the Council Lou.

down here you can get it cheap 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:56

Roundup does not kill bamboo once is is established.  It goes deep and runs and runs and runs.  You will not be aware of its vigour until you see it popping up somewhere.  

some bamboos are clump formers but the majority are not.  

Google your bamboo.  We have had discussions on the forum too.

Ironically, bamboos usuallt struggle in containers .  


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:38

Think again about planting this bamboo silverlight.

It WILL run. It is HIGHLY INVASIVE.  No amount of root restraint will comtrol this bamboo

You may,think you have a large garden and enough not to be a problem but you will find in a few years you have a nightmare of a problem.

scared you?  Check it out 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 07:57

Hello forkers 

lovely sunny morning but cooler now. ........  light mists over the beach 

prob continue with revamping a border later

emjoy weekend folks 


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 21:00

Supernoodle, not seen gw yet but I disagree with Monty.  Heleniums grow fast and large.  Plant 3 and you will need lots of space.  I,have quite a number now and they are all big plants.  planted now and mext summer you will have a 5' plus bushy and wide flowering beauty.  

So, save your money 

weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:48

I resemble that Fairy.....I am not a hopless old tart! 

Tetley .....did get a little boring in tne end 

Lily Regale?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:29

Lillium regale is the best scented and most beautiful lily for me.  Meadow, the lack of scent and your description doesnt smack of the regal lily.

agree with pansy...have a word 

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