Latest posts by Verdun

Pentsemon problems

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:31

Peanuts, was it a blue variety? 

The TRUE blue varieties...not one named True Blue....seem very weak.  I have sought out and tried a few beautiful blues only to find they are less hardy and basically struggle after their first year.

however, I would leave it for now and see how it develops in spring.  Plenty of leaves there though so it will prob be fine 

Korean Fir

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:22

Hiya Rosa

I like this conifer.  I planted one ...not here.....and it grows pretty fast.  Not sure if it will like being in a pot.  See what others say but it needs good soil, preferably acid (which is why I don't have it myself)  and some moisture. 

I think it will struggle in a container 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 12:27

Sarcoccoca, lon winter beauty, hamameliis mollis Pallida, stocks and a couple of wallflowers providing scent right now. Too wet and windy to appreciate them though 

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 11:56

As I said a couple of days ago too many things in flower too list.   I think we can assume most of us everywhere have plenty of flowers.........from out of season,to annuals to early hardies.  

Aa if we havent had enough rain lately it is pouring down again, in for the day and to feature in the outlook so most of our flowers will prob keep going a while yet 

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 10:24

Too wet to go out for too long but many of those already mentioned plus abutilon, sunpatiens, varieties of pelargoniums, cannas......trop black, durban and pretoria..., agastaches blue boa and heatwave...were cut back but flowering again...cyclamen, erysimums, miscanthus, hackonechloa, anemone wild swan (one flower remaining), gerbera,  geum totally tangerine despite being cut back,  pale blue iris (name unknown), camellias, astrantia snowstar, erica carneas......foxhollow, ann sparks and a white (name escapes me for mo), persicaria red dragon, verbena bonariensis, fuschia genii, gaura whirling butterflies, osteospermums....voltage yellow,,tresco and cannington roy, mesembryanthemum, sarcoccoca, dianthus memories and one of the red Wyatt varieties, escallonia ivyii, 

hazel, El Nino has always been there, of course, but "erupts" (I know, wrong word) every few years to wreak havoc around the world.  Right now devastating effects from floods to heatwaves to violent storms.  The world really is a small place 

Hi everyone

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 09:56

Nice to see you again Clarice.  Sure 2016 will be better for you 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 09:54

Happy new year Marion......great thread in prospect, looking forward to it 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 09:52

First cold night.   now back to normal mild and wet 

want to get a really good nursery rhyme book for when nephew//niece decides to arrive.  Any suggestions? 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 08:09

Ha ha, I see Edd had fun last night.  Wot u like Edd?     Think the ladies were happy tho 

Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 16:15

Aw shucks Caroline 

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