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Latest posts by Verdun

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:11

Clearly not victim to lily beetle fidget.  Nor mine.  Wish lilies would flower longer though.....guess I'm a little greedy

Onion update

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:07

Yes Kelsea have always been best for me too.  You're beating me for size. In the veg plot come September theres no better sight than golden brown ripening onions spread out in the sun.

What's happened to my Marguerite?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:03

Fidget, thats the variety I like too....that glaucous blue foliage sets of white flowers perfectly.  Had it years ago but doesnt seem easily available now.  Also liked jamaica primrose that now seems superseded by inferior varieties.  Also,dark double pink called Vancouver


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:57 worry exactly

Veronicastrums.....who's growing them

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 19:55

Just ordered few more veronicastrums....just love those slender spires.  New one called Cupid and one called Red Arrows look good.

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 19:49

Hi, just dig down a bit and pull or hack off a runner.  Pot,up,or plant out.  They need moisture until established.  .you sure you want more?

No wont grow In a pond.

32 today, what are you doing to keep cool,,,

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 19:45

More like 23 here. Just west Cornwall I think.  Just brought in load blueberries and taken agastache cuttings

Which evergreen shrubs to plant in front of large conifer hedge?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 18:52

Sarah, sarcoccoca ...sweet box....will grow very well there.  Scent in late winter from an evergreen compact shrub is wonderful.  Choisyas too....both green and yellow forms...provide scent in spring for quite a long time.  these are lovely shiny leaved compact shrubs with bay scented foliage.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 18:46

First Here.  How nice.  

Weather has been good. ,I've been busy. I've even posted a new thread. 

Are we all counting down doves last days?  Did you know she's retiring soon?  I detect  she's looking forward to it.

Will cut lawns now......very satisfying work


What's happened to my Marguerite?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 18:37

They are short lived plants......they often survive winters but best regarded as something to flower profusely in summer with cuttings to,provide new plants next year.

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

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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