London (change)
Today 9°C / 3°C
Tomorrow °C / °C


Latest posts by Verdun

Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 00:01

Soft Caress has been on my radar for some time.  However, it seems vulnerable to pest amd disease whenever I have checked it out. Anyone successfully growing this variety?

Bargain Dahlias

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:56

I would pot up those little tubers ASAP and I do this initially in dry compost.  If tubers have badly shrivelled I moisten them a little overnight indoors before potting   up.  They are then ready for take off in early spring 


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:37

It's got to be glyphosate for me too. Only when the snowdrops have completed disappeared.  

Rock Garden

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:33

I had a scree once with lots of little gems. Loved it but it was early days and I hadn't appreciated the need for dryness over the winter.

I will again put in a scree and again with cushion, small even tiny plants and covered in winter.   Visited a guy few years back who had 3 greenhouses ESP for alpines.  Will see him again when I decide to do,this.  Very inspirational. Will get it right this time 

Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:27

I arranged that sunny day just for you landgirl.   ,I,have friend's in high places 

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:22

Julie, Julie, Julie.    It's doing what it's supposed to do.  It will lose its leaves now.  The flowers appear on bare wood.  Perhaps not this year.....maybe....but certainly next year.  Lovely shrub 


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:20

Sorry about your news fidget.  Everyone here is thinking of you.  

What a cad I am!  Cadged a free meal today....again.  And I went back for more.  I'm ashamed of myself............(not really!  It was delicious ). Hee hee hee

Been a very pleasant day and tomorrow is supposed to be even better 


Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:03

Well, I agree with the guy who suggested a holly.  Ahem!  


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:01

Hello Marion

Congratulations on your 50 years.  I am looking forward  to this thread and your pictures......and some inspiration 

Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:55

Ooo. LandGirl.  Some nice stuff there.  Classy....hellebores!    You will love those. I enjoy every one of mine and I have in excess of 30, 40 ?  I have a double white in front of Cornus aurea right now......white flowers in front of red stems.  What better in winter? Nice red or purple astilbes too, maybe?  I found my yellow stemmed Cornus far more vigorous than the red varieties so it has more room

Getting more plants myself next week.......ain't it exciting ? 

(think you will find heathers will be put on display in couple of weeks or so)

Discussions started by Verdun

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Replies: 20    Views: 529
Last Post: 12/01/2015 at 17:06

Unusual red hot pokers......

Replies: 16    Views: 405
Last Post: 10/01/2015 at 22:32

Mahonia soft caress

Replies: 19    Views: 550
Last Post: 14/01/2015 at 14:14

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Replies: 17    Views: 610
Last Post: 29/12/2014 at 11:03

For Stacey and others absent at mo...

Replies: 7    Views: 420
Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 12:30

Preposterous question....

Replies: 81    Views: 2267
Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 22:27

It's a big worry......

Replies: 47    Views: 1791
Last Post: 05/12/2014 at 12:09

Now then, now then....

Replies: 3    Views: 308
Last Post: 01/12/2014 at 12:14

Black Friday bargains

Replies: 67    Views: 2351
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 21:34

Any other dodos out there?

Replies: 9    Views: 415
Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 18:42

What's left for us to grow?

Replies: 20    Views: 678
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 18:44

Meany or being careful !

Replies: 50    Views: 1717
Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 15:32

Clocks go forward tonight

Replies: 37    Views: 877
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 12:43

Impressions of the posters here

Replies: 248    Views: 6783
Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 21:32

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Replies: 72    Views: 2874
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 14:30
1 to 15 of 187 threads