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Latest posts by Verdun

pruning my new yew hedge

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 21:30

No lee.  Yew is tough.  For a quick regrowth I would do it asap 


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 21:27

Their loss if they don't invite you Hosta.  You sound a top notch guy. well done on your 20 years together. 

Winter, I agree.  Sadly a good deed is rarely appreciated so disappointment often results.  Expect nothing in return but when a kindness does come your way it is a pleasant bonus. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 21:19

Good for me right now Runny.  Helps me relax whilst I sort stuff.  Not into annuals so a pretty low maintenance garden but enough to occupy me 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:41

Runny, that area is  about 100 sq yards. A veg patch behind is prob same area. An ornamental area behind. A fruit area,,a small greenhouse and then  another ornamental area of about 150 sq yards

Garden is in two parts..front and back each about same size. so front area is prob 400 sq yards 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:21

Praise indeed from you Busy...thanks 

What has eaten my Lupin - I need to protect the other 3

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:44

Lupins now are a fascination for small snails.  You can cut off every leaf now and clear away all debris.  half a dozen slug pellets near the crown too and your lupins will regrow and establish for the winter months

looking for inspiration

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:41

Catmint for me too.  

or to emphasize the formaility how about santoline mounds?  Silver grey evergreens that can be easily clipped to shape and maintained.  

Feeding when in bloom

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:35

For me, yes of course feed in bloom but with a liquid ...yes tomato ....fertiliser.  No to a granular feed right now. Time for that in early spring.

if you can, add a weak dose every time you water. 


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:31

Runny I have a brother who I now no longer talk to.  We are as different as chalk n cheese but he is an exceptionally selfish uncaring so and so.  A classic taker.  When my mum was ill and when she died he contributed nothing to her care or gave her time.  Once upon a time it would have hurt me too but now it doesn't bother me.  Will affect him though as I always sort out his issues

Fairy, as time goes on we learn more and more who our friends are and who really cares.  I too have become very wary of people's motives.  Generally not a very kind world....except, of course, for the very kind souls on fhe forum ....ha ha.

a friend of mine wants me to design a new border for her.   and plant it up.  Could be a lot of work so not sure.  She wants a couple of roses in there too but that's a big no no for me

still nice n sunny ...very warm


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 14:07

Kitchen corner, again,  with lobelias Hadspen Purple and Tanya, kniphofia bees Lemon spikes emerging, and soon to flower in foreground a group of aster frikartii monch.  Aconitum stainless steel soon to flower behind Helenium Double Trouble

 Prolific White flowered runner beans behind skirting veg patch

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