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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 27/10/2014 at 07:20

Morning folks. ,

doesnt look too bad out there and still feels warm

shocking news about surfers dying out there over the weekend.  Another died on same beach the day before.  On the face of it, good surfing weather but powerful water drag pulling everything down.


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 22:10

I would not plant bamboo.  Not a quick fix anyway. Mmiscanthus grasses, although deciduous, will produce a screen during the summer months and grow 6' each year


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 22:06

Hardwood cuttings taken now will produce growing plants by next summer Susan.  Really easy and quick 

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

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:57

Cabins all spruced and ready 


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:53

Cur blimey Fishy.  

Help with my front garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:30

I would use edging plants to stop any stones falling out.  Plants like aubrietia, Arabis,  helianthemum, campanula, geraniums, etc. 

i would  use gravel but not membrane.  I hate the stuff, it still allows surface weeds to anchor into it and makes future planting difficult.  

For first year or two use weed killer to control any weeds.     

Planting wallflowers in containers

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:23

Agree with the above.  Pinching out .....just the tips now....will be worthwhile 


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:21

KEF, so many photos of me as a kid poking my tongue out.  My gran regularly told me my face would change and how right she was 


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:30

Agree with Fairy for cheerfulness and scent.  I think it's the best.

been lovely afternoon. .......really warm.

saw my mum in care home and took in old photo album



Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:27

Dogwoods are useful.......go for red stems and you will have colour in winter.  Go for elegantissima and you will have lovely green and white leaves too in the summer.  Aurea has soft butter yellow leaves in you all year round colour 

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They're bossing it now........

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Blue foliage

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