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Latest posts by Verdun

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:09

Hey.....thank god for punkdoc.  Busy lizzie, dear me, I thought you were so nice too.........ha ha

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:04

Fairygirl, this iPad auto correct is so annoying.  Did mean obelisk ....Hoping it doesn't get changed again.  Sometimes, when I try to type quickly, I notice whole sentences altered completely.  I'm always nervous about saying "morning FORKERS" in case FORKERS is changed to something unintended!!


Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 08:56

Yep, sweet peas are indispensable.  But, where is the FURY?  This was an attempt to rile the plebs!    Ha ha


Posted: 16/05/2013 at 08:47

Lovely sunny morning....wet overnight though so will settle in plants I put in yesterday.  More planting today.....takes longer than it should as I look at the site, look at my plants, interchange them, analyse them, imagine how they will look together and then ...if totally satisfied...plant them. Well, they have to be right?????

Last year in an otherwise pleasant border I had planted 2 vigorous white dahlias.  They irked me to madness....Madness I tell you...their bulk imposing on the rest. Mid summer they were removed and my sanity restored.  Bit obsessive there I think!  I have a feeling though that others on the forum understand.

Have good day folks...those not well I hope will recover quickly

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 08:34

Interesting comments....thought I would get attacked by those loving their annuals.  I do grow a few cosmos, I admit, as they do add to the garden impact ...plant in groups of 3.... far I have escaped the fury and I'm a saint!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 00:02

Great that Chelsea won.  You would be a fool to lose Benitez pentillie.  He has a habit of winning the big ones.  Bet the atmosphere was fantastic there

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:58

Busy lizzie

Dont worry....the hot weather is coming.  Wouldn't want to live in Midsomer....

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:54

I don't really like annuals in my garden.....fine in pots, etc but they lack structure and never seem to associate too well with their bigger and better cousins, the perennials. They ooze gaudy colour for a few months and then die and the process repeats next year

I buy perennials that cost more than annuals but in the long run I actually pay less and have an ever increasing and improving stock of quality plants.  So, am I a saint or sinner for stirring this little pot?

Runner Beans

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:42

Zoomer, sounds good....I will think about something similar myself

I made a circular metal band with holes to accommodate canes..9 in give me  a similar effect, viz., keeping tops of canes further apart and to provide strength. It works very well, simple to erect and neat

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 18:09

Just planted out two of mine today and they are sending up flower spikes.  They look promising....we will see

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