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Latest posts by Verdun

My Runner/ Broad beans

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:13

Connie, broad beans are fine as fidget says but those runner beans are best put down to life's learning curve.  We all learn by our mistakes and, boy, did I - and do I still - make loads?  


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:08

Er!  Sorry gilly.  Well, I was hungry 

new garden clean slate

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:07

Hiya mad willow

Agree with fidget .....get some compost into the soil over the winter.  Get to know your soil and it is important to find out your ph.  Easy, quick and cheap to do.  

Annuals and veg for next summer.  At summer's end you will have learned so much about your soil and site and will have some ideas of what permanent things to plant.  Clean slate?  Fantastic 

Riddle me

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:01

He had the umbrella ?

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 15:59

Even more grasses for me   Still behind watching the recordings 


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 15:55

Just watched garden revival prog featuring one of my favourite groups of plants, viz., grasses.  Cannot understand why they are not more widely grown.  I have a group of Imperata ..blood grass.....that "out reds" most everything from mid summer to autumn.    Grow a couple of grasses and I bet you will be hooked 

stacey....sounds like a lovely day.  Making up for lost time now   Brilliant 

Still wet here..but warm....but got in a long and enjoyable walk with my dog spike.  Feel so much better and invigorated by being outside 

Riddle me

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 12:46

It's me, get it? 


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 12:43


Planting an azalea

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 11:40

try to get some blue muscari...not the invasive sort...and some snowdrops or brunnera hadspen cream in the foreground.  (lovely forget me not blue flowers for weeks in spring)


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 11:37

who mentioned mince pies?


With thick brandy cream they are very nice.  and brandy snaps filled with brandy cream are yum 

more signs of life in the garden...lots of daffs emerging and new shoots on many shrubs.  Fat buds itching to open up on camellias, azaleas and rhodos.  spring is coming

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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Dilemma........wot to choose?

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For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Preposterous question....

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