London (change)
Today 12°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 8°C / 8°C


Latest posts by Verdun

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 19:36

Yes agree no plant names but it's a feel good prog.  Just watched the Yorkshire  programme and I just had to smile throughout

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 18:19

Bramble seedlings are easy to,pull out.  This is the time to get rid of those brutes



Posted: 22/11/2014 at 15:56

Thanks're my favourite .  Mum was happy enough.  I took in choc mints too that residents delighted in sharing.

not my mum really, difficult to talk to or understand.  Dementia is a sad disease to experience in someone close.  had it not been for a stroke she would be free of dementia so a cruel situation.  

Runnybeake, prepare yourself for a long, long, long evening.  Doddy never stops

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 15:52

Little-ann, record them and watch when you want to. I have most yet to watch.

i have to say here is a programme, given a lot of thought to, has brought delight to the gardeners it has visited and is on every day and for more than 25 mins.  What would we have asked for in a to programme at this time of year?  

Yes Christine Walkden is loud, over the top........carol kleine?......and slightly cringing in some of her ways but I think most of us enjoy the programmes and the lady herself.  

If we aren't careful the tv planners will think they need not bother about gardening programmes.  

Marguerites, Dianthus, campanula, Agapanthus and lavender need instruction

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 15:44

Yes save them all. the marguerites will be tender but you can, even now, still take cuttings from them.  Try anyway.  Keep indoors.  Your mini greenhouse is enough but fleece for marguerites.  Even if you don't take cuttings bring in the marguerites .....trim them back, remove flowering stems, clear away debris and check bottoms of pots for nasties.  

would hold back drastically on watering anything now.  Just keep an eye out that they don't dry out completely. ,


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 13:06

Good to hear you are feeling more positive Matty

off now to see my mum in the care home but taking my dog first.....brilliant sunshine right now.  Then Spike will come with me to the Home.  They love him there.  Last week one resident offered him her lunch and before you could say "greedy pig" he had cleared her plate.  I think it safe to say Spike is happy to go there 


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 12:57

Not convinced of the need to wash dahlias at this time of year.  Essential thing is to keep them dry

(for someone once not overly keen on dahlias I now have lots in my gh, mini polytunnel and garden.......they are growing on me; a little )

anona, keep them dry and frost free until spring.  Then pot them up but I don't water them until I see beginnings of shoots.  Then water sparingly and increase as growth does.  I like to repeat pot on until they are in 3 or 5 litre of good size......and then plant out in the garden.  They will flower earlier then and be more resistant to slugs etc.

Canna Lily

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 11:42

Thanks folks

Canna Lily

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 11:19

Still got flowers on my cannas.  I must look at a decent catalogue ....anyone know of a good one? get couple more 

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 11:16

Edd is right Chicky.  Just take your time.  Treat it as a winter job little and often.  Your after photo will be superb.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Replies: 76    Views: 2477
Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 17:12

who cares who wins?

Replies: 6    Views: 485
Last Post: 17/11/2015 at 06:29

Just a suggestion...

Replies: 4    Views: 322
Last Post: 13/11/2015 at 17:37

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Replies: 38    Views: 1241
Last Post: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Drat those chains.....

Replies: 33    Views: 773
Last Post: 07/11/2015 at 09:35

Wot's it all about.....?

Replies: 28    Views: 924
Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 18:32

"Experts" we go again

Replies: 22    Views: 714
Last Post: 20/10/2015 at 23:23

Best late flowering clematis?

Replies: 11    Views: 462
Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 23:19

What new plants will you be trying?

Replies: 56    Views: 1439
Last Post: 21/10/2015 at 20:07

White foliage?

Replies: 9    Views: 357
Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 19:39

Is this really cruel?

Replies: 68    Views: 2257
Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 08:47

Taking life for granted......

Replies: 18    Views: 700
Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 00:11

Against all logic.......

Replies: 17    Views: 549
Last Post: 14/09/2015 at 23:06

Wont go without a fight....

Replies: 69    Views: 2700
Last Post: 18/09/2015 at 22:05


Replies: 27    Views: 805
Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 10:32
1 to 15 of 250 threads