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Latest posts by Verdun

Should I plant Victoria plum?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 11:56

The issue with Victoria is that it's branches are brittle.  It carries a lot of fruit that can weigh and break the bramches.  I found it ...down here in mild S W ....silver leaf was a problem following branch breaking.  


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 08:05

Go for it fishy     Could be interesting


Posted: 30/10/2014 at 08:02

Hello forkers

cloudy, misty,,drizzly but very warm here again.  glimpses of the sun forecast later 



Posted: 30/10/2014 at 07:57

Well done heather 

Help with penstemons

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 19:47

sounds  like your penstemons have had too easy living Lin21

in spring cut back your plants, don't feed, mulch or overwater. ,if in sun they are sure to flower next summer

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:28

Lily....she said to give it to meeeeee 

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:26

Or a bed of ornamental grasses ....can incorporate heleniums and echinaceas ?

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:15

Well, perhaps not acceptable to some, but lawn can be easy to maintain esp if top quality is not required.  It's easy on the eye, provides lovely smell when cut and looks great.  

Funny tho...lately a friend was advised early summer to put in a lawn to cut down on her work in the garden and she says it was a great solution.

Empty Space??

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:11

Berberis atro nana is a good contrast to sundance as is pittosporum Tom thumb but blue flowering perennials are excellent with it too


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:09

Lucifer for me is a vigorous grower.  I keep it in relatively small groups and grow in 5 litre pots as spares.  Lovely colour.  Foliage is good too as a foil for other plants. Satisfactory meeting today re my mum.  And she has got new hearing aid so hoping for some improvement in  her "capacity"

been cloudy and sometimes drizzly day but very warm 

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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