Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 00:08

Horrendous news from Paris.  Devasting and hugely upsetting.  Families yet again losing loved ones.  A nice evening turned upside down

It will happen here too and on a scale hitherto not known......not in a few years but tomorrow, next week, next month

The terrorists have opened up minds and imaginations to do the most terrible things on increasingly larger scale.  We have seen nothing yet.

within the migrant ranks hundreds of terrorists have sneaked in to wreak havoc in our once peaceful land.  It seems the only organised people are the terrorists themselves. They know exactly what they are doing and what they intend to do

Until our politicians learn another way more hatred, atrocities and attacks will happen

sorry folks.  It's with a heavy heart I write these things 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 22:07

No, the red leaved grass is not a panicum.....I was referring to your heavy metal grass.



Posted: 13/11/2015 at 18:03

Edd, you won all that money. Always regarded you as a very kind, nice, smart and GENEROUS man.    I mean that most sincerely 

Just a suggestion...

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 17:23

Thanks Topbird.  I will google ....quite privately!

do peaches get headaches then Dove? Well, aspirin seems to be a remedy for al sorts of troubles so, again, I will have a furtive google 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 17:16

Gertie I can see you too.  Don't think you can offend anyone on the forum....I try darn hard to but it doesn't seem to work! 

Your polytunnels must smell like breweries Hosta 

thought the Tom Jones show last nght was excellent....just had to contribute somethng.  And the Rickshaw past my door .....made me want to give.  Tonight?  There will be something that draws me too.  Expensive time then but the suffering that many children courageously endure is emotional. 

Fairy, I like thise there choccies too .....(shhh!  I pinched some lindt chocs today;hope nobody notices )


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 15:14

You mean panicum heavy metal Elizabeth, do you?, but that grass is a pennisetum. 

Gigantea is one of my summer favourites.....a feature here from June (flowers early here) right through to early autumn.  The Golden Oat grass outshines most everything at its peak

and the blue grass elymus magellanicus flowers well for me too but if it didn't those blue leaves are its main attraction 

Just a suggestion...

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 15:06

I usually spray about now to help prevent peach leaf curl next spring.....did mine today.   Another in early spring just before leaves open.  I still have bordeaux mixture which is very effective.

However, bordeaux mixture is now on the banned list ....Soon we will have no pest or disease controls I don't know what, if any, alternative sprays exist.!


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:54

Lorna, glyphosate works very well on bindweed.  It does kill it but it needs to be applied in the growing season, in dry comditions....both at the time of application and for the next 5 hours or so.

Elizabeth, getting into grasses!  Well worth growing them.  I have several large miscanthus currently providing flowers, foliage and structure.  You can have flowers from grasses from spring to late autumn.  

Kathy, made me jump there.  Thought you were referring to me with your last sentence 

Planting Ideas

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:46

Convolvulous cneorum is delightful.  Silvery shiny foliage and pure white velvety flowers.  Mounding and cascading. slightly tender in cold areas but perfect all summer long.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:42


Have a great day 

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