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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 07:43

It may have been me ........all cake is fair game to me 


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 07:42

Hello folks

Dampish overnight but looking bright now

Hope e everybody has good day 

It's my birthday

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:14

Happy birthday Panda.  Hope,??ou had a good day.

some people.....the really nice ones......give presents to those wishIng them happy birthday    Did I say happy birthday?  Oh yes 


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:09

Beautiful warm day.  And another tomorrow.  Isnt life in the sun grand?

Dozens of bees loving the agastaches.  A few butterflies too 

Not sure where to plant astrantia star of fire. Got to be perfect 

Dahlias and Slugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:01

Emma, dahlias  have suffered very badly this year.....the worst ever.

My method is to pick slugs etc off at night.  If I,havent,really got the time I will simply visit the dahlias I,did last night.

I cut off damaged stems,  leaves amd spent flowers and new growth soon follows.   Agree that tubers are more likely to recover. 

Herbaceous perennial plugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 14:13

Never plant out any plugs direct into the garden

Why would anyone do this?  They look silly, losses will be high and they will only grow 

very slowly

Always pot them first in order to create a garden size plant in spring.

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:06

Yes Berkely .....double the value 

dicentra silly mistake

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:04

Dicentra in the border if you can the catsmother. Be careful with those long brittle roots 



Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:53

Morning folks 

Sunny and bright .....some showers apparently possible 

That's odd.  Thought someone had posted a picture of my hedge for a mo. 

It's been a good,summer for long flowerimg I think.  Salvias and heleniums have enjoyed it

Off to help in a friend's garden this morn. (she is such a lazeeeeee so amd so though meaning a lot of maintenance catch up 

Deepest red astrantia

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 21:00

I would wait for a few weeks.   Do it in late September richondac.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 11:41

Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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Last Post: 05/09/2015 at 07:24

What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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