Latest posts by Verdun

Pathway straight or curved

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:09

Just finished an edge to a path/veg patch by planting  lavendar.  It is straight then curves into another straight.  Formal and practical.  A winding,hedge and path there would have been inappropriate. 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:57

Musher, I have had several rants and curses but I have survived.  You would have thought I had committed murder....ha ha.  

I accept though....people love their roses. That's fine 

Plant ID - my own thread

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:53

Salvia Hotlips Thirtyseven.  hardy tough and produces white flowers, red flowers and red and white according to its whim 

Moving an old gooseberry bush

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:51

Doubt it to let it build up first.  Why not get your cuttings going whilst,keeping your old bush a little longer? 

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:49

Hiya Kathy.

i grow a nice double white.....think its Double Jewel off hand.  Will get back to you if wrong. Your purple?  Was it violaceum plenum?  got Summer Skies which is double but goes over a little early for my liking. Had a couple of other doubles but didnt rate them.

got Elke Kathy?  And Tanya Rendell with chocolate foliage?


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:37


(actually water is not so cheap is it?  Certainly not down here! So maybe insecticide is cheaper after all )

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:25

Actually saw a pretty good rose garden today.  Going over in some areas lovely in a few weeks . The guy was trying to deadhead in there and he was having a heck of a job....sure he had a few bleeds and a thorn or two in his bottom.  

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:22 know I'm already in trouble here 

Beaus Mum........naughty naughty 


Moving an old gooseberry bush

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:18

Too old to move Minety15

yes,,cuttings are easy.  Why not grow them as cordons against a fence or on wires?  They are fantastic grown this way....berries usually much larger....and prob better protected  against Brock! 

Stipa tenuissima flopping

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 17:13

Well,,if its reasonabky sunny geumfrankie it should be fine. 

Maybe divide in spring then?  Dont be afraid to do it...they grow away fast 

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