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Latest posts by Verdun

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:36

Artjak, I will have check online to see if it's still available.  It is a weak plant.....I think true blues in penstemons make for fragile plants but the quality of the blue is worth it.  I need to take cuttings every year and only one or two make it.  I did come across another true blue, similar to Joyce grenfell, but that survived only for the summer.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:27

Oh.  Thought love your garden was brilliant.  I know it's not a proper gardening prog but it's a joyful, corny, sentimental  happy presentation.  Don't really watch eastenders but I bet it was mIserable, loud and full of people arguing and cheating.  I know which prog I prefer

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:21

Evening everybody.  Nice posts here tonight.....interesting as well as supportive.  That's great.

Went to foodbank today....seems more hectic every week. We are, not fat club GG......getting a warehouse soon.  There's pressure to do more but I think I can only do a day a week....even though have been doing two days recently

Been wet here all day.  But just looked around the growth and growth has been phenomen....fenno...phenom...phenomenical.....amazing over past 24 hours.  

Good luck with your tests Tina.  And fidget too with your insurance stuff.



Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:09

No, I think he may be there for summer

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:53

Ginagibbs, lovely feeling that to make a new plant from nothing.

Mystery bugs

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:50

I know them as geranium bugworm.....pest this hear.  Organic soap spray or systemic insecticide.  You can do 2 things....if you want to keep your flowers then spray thoroughly, esp UNDER the leaves or remove all foliage and spray whats left.  Growth and flowers will follow shortly.  You will need to spray again just before re-floweriing 


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 12:43

Oky doky woody.  Enjoy doing the dishes.   Have nice day

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 12:40

On local radio gardening prog someone planted hypericum calycinum in area where "nothing else would grow".  It has taken over now and running through her hedge and she has spent last couple of  years  trying to eradicate it.   Beware of invasive plants appearing benign and "pretty".  Suddenly they roar and show just why they are invasive.!!  

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 12:34

Ginagibbs.  Roses aren't my favourite ....cos I can't grow them. Zephyrine drouhin though was wonderful over my archway.  The scent and masses of flower ....lovely to walk through.  Not a pale pink though but it is thornless 

As I said before my plant envy has to be for Meconopsis baileyii.   


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 12:30

Tina. Anthisan is supposed to be the best....contains antihistamine to control inflammation, etc.

Just imaging......the window cleaner at top of the ladder and you glaring daggers!

Feel lazy today Tina.....but got to go to,foodbank soon.  And it's raining. Hey, plants love it though


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