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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 12:47

Holly.....yep it's been difficult and frustrating but the forum is getting there, technically. ,enjoy the weather......if its like it is here it will be fabulous

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 12:38

Hiya tattianna

I wouldnt worry too much about roots going too deep.  They will venture down to 60 cm and more anyway.

The worry would I see it.....if you ate anything there.  So wouldn't put fruit or veg there.  You didn't plan on edible stuff anyway, did you?

However you choose to plant your site ....and I think we have all added our views and they will all be different (thats why all our gardens are unique to us) ...just go about enjoying your creation.  no option is perfect.

I suggest you write down all the plants that appeal and then sketch them, discuss them and re-sketch until you are happy with your plans.  I would use the remainder of the summer for this and aim for "construction" in the autumn.

You will want to change things from time to time or want to add new plants.....just enjoy the ride.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 12:24

James if blue is colour you want consider lithordora heavenly blue.  It's evergreen, tough amd has gentian blue flowers in spring and summer. It has a liking for acid soils but I grow it here perfectly well on my neutral soil.  

As already,said Mesembryanthemums are not really hardy in most places....they are here......and need perfect drainage.  


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:18

Yep, crowbar may be useful.  Good strong spade digging deeply amd thoroughly.  You say you don't have much room for a spade but a spade will be needed.  A pickaxe in the centre of,the clump to gain access


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:11

Good morning folks.

Beautiful here......oops! Looking in the mirror again.  Sunny and warm and calm

The rain has made the grass lush amd dark green and the garden is thriving....more grasses flowering now.

Enjoying brekkie whilst under pressure to take my dog to the beach

Have good day

This forum is a bit of a joke!

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:05

Good idea fairy

This forum is a bit of a joke!

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 00:01, did someone mention cake?

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 23:54

All my jokes are repeats 4th panda.  Just felt in a funny mood and let them out!  When I'm driving nobody can get out and I can just tell my jokes....usually puns......and the laughter is huge.......MY laughter of course

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 21:58

Why do potatoes make good detectives?  Because they keep their eyes peeled?    Ha ha ha that one

What do you call it when worms take over the planet?  Global worming!   

Its the way I tell em.....wait. There's more

What did the caterpillar say when he saw the butterfly?  You won't get me up in one of those

.........ok!  I'll get my coat


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 21:48

Looking to grow dahlia Clair de lune.  Anyone growing this?  

Want to plant up a yellow and blue border over the winter.  Want subtle yellows and prob just pale blues and this dahlia looks so classy

Discussions started by Verdun

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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It's my birthday

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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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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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