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Latest posts by Verdun

Sorry looking Cytisus 'Lena'

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:59

I think Lena is a goner. I would take it back for a refund. 

Oxalis triangular

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:38

They spread via seed too Susan.  They are not a big problem for me but I actually got my local garden centre to stock the purple leaved variety a few years back.  

acer pruning

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:32

Pull off those green shoots.  Dontt prune those green shoots...they will simply respond next year even stronger.  

Oxalis triangular

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:21

Oh yes.  Invasive too 

Dr Who

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:25

  Hee hee hee 

White astrantia

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:22

Local nursery to me has star of billions .........


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:17

How did I miss that cake?  You know you're my favourite Fairygirl 

Dark Red Sedum

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:14

I grow a dark purple sedum called Posties Pride .  Seems better than purple emperor to me.  More compact 

Also another purple .......cannot recall the name but Xenox rings a bell......with beautiful purple foliage ,,slightly paler with a magnetic sheen to it.  Red buds about to open.  

I think the "secret" to growing the taller sedums is to cut back in late spring, grow in poor or dryish soil, not to allow competitive plants to swamp them  and not to feed. 


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:27

Sounds exciting Woody 

Having a renewed fondness for sedums right now, ESP now that I remember to cut  them all back by half in May.   Only 4 varieties now but all chunky and self supporting and flowering 


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:18

Decidedly autumn this morning   Although not cold .   And rain soon and to come for the whole of the week 

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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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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Last Post: 05/09/2015 at 07:24

What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

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

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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