Latest posts by Verdun

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:20

Hiya are absolutely right. I moved rose and was surprised how difficult it was as roots, as you say, went so deep.   my only real disappointment was the lack of scent.  

Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:10

Thanks kleipeiper.  Have great day yourself 

David Bowie

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:08

sad news today that David Bowie has died. what a character, an icon and a provider of unique music.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:05


Talkback: Report a comment

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:04

Hey! what a surprise. lovely comment and greatly appreciated 

Talkback: Report a comment

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 23:01

Shhhh Tetley.  been teasing Hazel just a little 

good topic for a thread Tetley.  Probably worth setting a few ground rules

.  Judging by my postbag I have a fair support here.  Wish more had posted on the forum though 

Talkback: Report a comment

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 20:15

Ok Snow .  Will I get a mars bar if I'm good? 

Magnolia container or kept under control?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:36


the variety Susan is the most reliable magnolia. nice and compact.  Wont exceed your height limit

magnolias dont like being pruned too much or moved so a large container would be a solution.  Shelter from cold winds and an acid soil (not essential but preferable).  Use ericacious john innes compost. 

In my experience magnolias can be temperamental though. 

enjoy your magnolia 

Fast growing evergreen tree

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:34

Nothing quicker than pittosporum Jules.

check out P Garnettii.  one of the hardiest and very attractive.  if not bitterly cold with you just plant and stand back.  Easily pruned. 

Talkback: Report a comment

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:30

I know KEF.  Some comments from people I have advised too   


since Daniel is away how did my thread get locked?  

Discussions started by Verdun

17 degrees in a couple of days

Replies: 13    Views: 344
Last Post: Today at 22:23

As if the day couldn't get any better.........

Replies: 6    Views: 435
Last Post: 16/02/2017 at 14:17

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Replies: 7    Views: 542
Last Post: 11/11/2016 at 08:26

Well, he won but.....

Replies: 178    Views: 6240
Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 16:36

Sssssssscared or what?

Replies: 27    Views: 1366
Last Post: 13/11/2016 at 22:02

What is an all year round garden?

Replies: 41    Views: 1490
Last Post: 07/11/2016 at 21:19

Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
Replies: 16    Views: 639
Last Post: 06/11/2016 at 10:29

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

Replies: 12    Views: 513
Last Post: 30/10/2016 at 17:13

Nice gesture but maybe more?

Replies: 43    Views: 1765
Last Post: 12/10/2016 at 10:36


Replies: 8    Views: 530
Last Post: 28/09/2016 at 21:13

How ruthless???

Replies: 18    Views: 552
Last Post: 25/09/2016 at 22:00

£3 99 or 39p?

Replies: 9    Views: 536
Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 17:10

HEY! This aint right!

Replies: 31    Views: 1086
Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 17:25

Cosmos xanthos

Replies: 5    Views: 342
Last Post: 12/09/2016 at 21:06

Those who don't have grasses!

Replies: 54    Views: 1645
Last Post: 10/09/2016 at 16:52
1 to 15 of 340 threads