Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:08

Ah have discovered my little secret . I do indeed bribe the postman.  My neighbour is always buying plants but never gets them.  I advise her to put it down to experience as you cannot get your money back on online purchases.  Meanwhile I have told postman to deliver her plants here because I will give him a donut . He is a greedy fat little postie 


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:01

Roasting here

Planted kniphofia.  As I was contemplating it someone came and admired the hellebore I was about to replace.  So she had a large better ones....and I got perfect spot for poker.  Win, win 

echinaceas seem huge this year esp the doubles....marmalade, hot papya and Guara Ice.  milkshake in slightly shadier spot is still to open. all of the singles are out though.

touch wood,,the salvia I moved impulsivelt yesterday....all 5' plus of it.....seems to be ok.



Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:31

Hot right now and humid 

a parcel waiting for me.....couple of Kniphofias   Bit rootbound so loosened roots and pulled them quite vigorously to occupy 5 litre pots.  soaked for half an hour and then again when potted. Prob plant one out and keep one potted for autumn planting scheme.

picked most of the peaches on second bush before greedy blackbird decides to scoff them.  Tempted to paint a ball to look like a peach to get revenge on that bird. 


Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

We wait to see what you say this time next year ladygardener.  My views at first were like yours


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:28

hello forkers 

cloudy, warm and dry but the odd shower is likely this morning.

have good day folks 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 23:36

Got,them recorded but it doesnt look like they're worth watching

Plants for containers in full sun

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 23:34


How about helichrysum...the curry plant?  Beautiful silver mound loves the sun.  Nepeta will thrive there. Artemisia powys castle.  Arctotis will love hot sun.  Aeoniums. Felicias. How about a grass?  Stipa tennuissima will love hot dry comditions plus it will add movement by billowing and swaying in the slightest breeze.

non-flowering abelia

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 21:02

Abelias flower late Lulabelle.  Give it a chance. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 20:54

Extra donuts DD?  Well alrighty then 

just had a huge steak plus dessert.  Full up.  Full to bloating.....just a bowlful of strawberries and clotted cream now.  If they're not eaten now I can't get more tomorrow

increasingly pleased wifh my hydrangea limelight.  Lime green flowers will turn fluffy white soon. currently in the shadow of dierama Guinevere.


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 20:47

Welcome back Pentillie.

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