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Latest posts by Verdun

Can I move my peony?

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:27

I've moved them too.  Plant with crown slightly higher than the soil level and in a sunny spot.  They like their "roots" sunbaked.  Then they will flower well.  Too deep or too shaded by surrounding plants and flowering will be impaired.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:23

Getting a little late to use glyphosate now....just couple more weeks.

Best way re your pampas grass is to allow it to grow quite long.....I would "train" it up a bamboo cane and twist it around.  Make sure this is outside pampas foliage.  Then spray with super strength glyphosate.  Easily available. Perhaps you could cut the foliage down now and gather the bindweed on top of plate, dish, anything non porous and spray it then.  Repeat it spring when any bindweed regrows


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 17:15

I'm so offended here.  All this talk about us males as though we are just decorative and nothing else.  We have feelings too. .   (hee hee hee)

Lovely day today.  Plenty of sunshine and very warm.  The rain prob is falling somewhere but not here.  Bought helenium Double Trouble today....not a typical helenium but nice chrome yellow "double".  Set in front of verbena bonariensis now.



What's wrong with my conifer?

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 13:57

Still think its phytopthora.  

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 08:56

Morning Coys.   For a picture and description see Whispering Trees nursery as well as gardeners  If room plant a yellow choisya Sundance in front or alongside.  This is evergreen, bright yellow, mound forming, aromatic bay leaves and  beautifully scented white flowers in spring and early summer.  Yellow and purple foliage together?  I love that


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 08:36

I don't like peer pressure.  Too many nosey people...........!

Morning folks.  TaxI service provider this morning but will seize an,opportunity to pop into gc. 

Sunny half an our ago but then heavy rain.  sunny again.  Not nice forecast at all though.

Gardeners world

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 00:11

Hmmmmmm.  Gardeners world was "lovely" and "nice" but nothing to learn or inspire this time. Beachgrove was same......lovely, nice, pleasant....but I do want something about the plants themselves.

Domt watch soaps either. News was good...we beat the Aussies again, won the tennis, and arsenal look good again. 

Horse manure advice

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 00:03

Hiya red dahlia.

I would mix it in compost bin.  Wouldn't leave it in a bag. Any spare ground you could spread it on?  Or mix it with your,spent compost and cover over winter.  You want air in in so bag not good idea.  Perfect for beans in the spring.

What does everyone think

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 23:56

Good tip 4th panda.

What does everyone think

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 23:07

Yes they will.  The sound of water, ESP, on a hot day is so soothing too

Discussions started by Verdun

Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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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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