Latest posts by Verdun

MD in current GW

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:49

Waterbutts. I must confess a lack of knowledge of wildlife. Etc. I live just a few hundred yards from a Cornwall Heritage site.....Towans, dunes, plants that grow there and nowhere else and I have always promised myself a food book on wild fauna and flora.  Maybe I should participate in one of the many organised educational walks and tours there.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:39

Sorry busyL, the yellow plant next to BLue boa?  On the left is coreopsis sterntaler.  On the right is my favourite conifer..Taxus Coppershine.  In late spring the foliage colour is coppery orange (Rheingold is a poor imposter as far as the colour is comcermed.  Coppershine's colour is umequalled) and now the most exquisite butter yellow.  In the foreground I had linum perenne, a beautiful blue, but it's just had a haircut so that it will bloom again in a few weeks and then on into November.

A helping hand to identify the plant

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:30

We await the flower then......

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:18

I may venture into busyL's garden tomorrow.....she is out and those strawberries are very, very tempting...........

MD in current GW

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:15

There have been lots of bees in the garden this year and they are feeding on just about everything.  Not convinced about "native" plants at all.  There is just too much analysis on life today....too many theories, judgements and "expert" preaching.  I have all sorts of wildlife here, despite having a walled garden, including hedgehogs, foxes, frogs, toads, ladybirds, birds of all descriptions.  I have a nectar rich environment from plants from all over the world.  I have not concreted, hard landscaped, decked or constructed over it.  I believe it is good for human and wild life

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:04

Addict, in real life the agastaches are stunning.  I have Sangria to "erupt" soon and this has to be one of my,favourites.  Blue boa is very new and, yes, the leaves are aromatic....liquorice to citrus.  They flower for a very long time ..if last summer is any indication they will flower until autumn.  The variegated hemerocallis foliage is clean, bright and eye catching from early spring to late doesn't really need those flowers to look good

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:54

Evening gardengirl

Bit disappointed again with Tatton show.....same obsession with "symbolism" and not enough about drooling over the plants.

The foodbank  gives out pasta, cereals, milk, fruit, canned meats,  tins of beans, peas, etc etc., ...all the basic foodstuffs. For first time today we gave out childrens' meals designed to give a balanced diet at lunchtime for 5 days a week for next 6 weeks. It is difficult because, as with all good ideas, there are some who take advantage and beat the system.  It is all based on a voucher obtained from charity, social, medical and church bodies.  At times the poverty some endure is alarming


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:44

I have found the best lilies in my garden .and the biggest...are those grown on the best drained areas.  My soil is sandy loam but the driest soils produce best lilies.  Those orange lilies, yerwoman, may be Enchantment....I grow several of these....and I simply dead head them, give a spray of seaweed then one of Epsom salts andI that's it. Avoid wet soil in winter and llilies should thrive

Help please

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:50

Yes remove fading flower stem ASAP.   ....if you want more flowers.  And don't let it dry out too much

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:35

y e s......I am a robot.  actually the lawn is for playing on, for the dog to lie on and for unlimited traffic.  not obsessed about keeping off it

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