Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 16:51

What better than the steamer in the shower? 

Beautiful afternonon and evening.  Warm sunshine and blue sky 

got a few plants moved followed by walk to the beach 


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 12:20

Im going to put clocks back tomorrow night to get extra hour in bed then 


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 12:01

You can divide your dahlias now Milzy to further utilise your gh 


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 11:46

Dont forget my name Hosta 


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 10:50

help needed for small garden centre piece

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 10:47

Chad, how about a camelia?  As long as your soil is not too limey it will do well there.  If it is acid what about a pieris.....I grow one called Flaming Silver.  White and green evergreen leaves with bright red new leaves and white spring flowers.  Lovely thing.

magnolias prefer acidic soils and look good for a short time then they are downright ugly for the rest of the year.  Fickle too and can be stubborn to grow or flower well.  


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 10:40

Morning folks

First time in over 3 weeks that it's rained for early morning walk with Spike. Fair amount of rain overnight and some this morning but brightening fast now.  Sun is even forecast.

ironing, wot's that?   However, I love my steam mop.  Steam pumping everywhere, esp with my  the old one allowed me to pump for more my element then   People take the mick but I don't care 

took stuff to local dump so had a quick visit to gc for anemone blanda bulbs....the traditional blue ones.  None to be had.  Used my reward voucher tho for a few cyclamen. 

liked Christopher Lloyd's eagerness to early diagnose shrub death in order to replace them.  I understand him totally when he says why go through the torment of watching an ugly shrub die over several weeks.  Better to get rid and plant something better

looks like good weather for moving plants again......going to transplant a variegated phlox to accompany actea black negligee.  

Have good day everyone 

Athyrium - Painted Fern

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 19:29

Kathy, grow "the King" too.......well over 4' for me.  Belies the notion all ferns need shade.  Different "amimal" to painted ferns though 

cottage pinks

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 16:19

Bonsai Marc

of course, don't pot from 9 cm to 3 litre early spring growth will be fast and 3 or 4 potting up required.  

use a john innes soil compost too 

they are hardy so will be fine by garage window.

most  of the scents of pinks are glorious so all sounds good Marc 


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 21:07

DD, I resemble the insinuation 

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