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Latest posts by Verdun

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:03

Flora rose, had lots of bees this summer ...butterflies too.  Buddleias of course but agastaches attract them big time 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:59

Looking good dove.  

Dog wee stains on grass

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:56

Hose is better still...just saturate the area. 

Deterrent?  A catapult    Oh, drat,  that's for cats   Doggone it.   


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:52

Hey, I've just bid on eBay for a chimney pot .  Previous bid was £10 but I've offered £35 

Bloomin hot here.  Not complaining but I've just planted out over 100 bare root wallflowers in veg patch. The ground is rock hard and dry.    it's amazing how much growth they will put on in next couple of months down here.  I will then transplant during late autumn and winter where they will make large individual specimens in early spring.  Most years they can be 2 to 3' tall and across 

Garden girl, I recorded Beechgrove  too so might just take a 30 min break 


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:11

Good ??ou are back online Marion 


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:03

Hey, that's the way I travel every day Bekkie..

Looks and feels very promising today........can feel the heat.   

Still picking runner beans ...been a great year for,them

The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 20:59

Got all mine  for free 

If you get the chance to get an old ceramic sink grab it.  They make excellent stone troughs.  A tufa mix of cement and peat makes them look exactly like stone ....I again got 3 of these ....for free 

The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 20:25

Orchid chimney pots   Got a few now one way or another.  Classy I,think.  Good luck with your eBay bid 


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 20:22

Temp reached 26 in my garden.  Showers in some areas but dry here

Managed to watch recording of GW.   Mainly for the grasses, that I love, but such a fleeting part of the programme.   Will add a couple more grasses fhis year.

Currently considering a border purely of grasses, heleniums, and acteas.....great summer colour but not so good at other times though 

My mum was more with it this evening so not so depressing.


The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 20:10

Always grew cosmos.....the pure white and the colours.  Always grew them large....pinched back regularly but still big.  Then, suddenly, I got bored of them and stopped growing them.   Replaced them with more perennials and never regret doing that every year.  

Sorry you lovers of cosmos ....and I do like them......just prefer perennials 

Discussions started by Verdun

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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Even you hard hearts......

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