Latest posts by Verdun

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:48

Lyn,,hellebores in there maybe .  Monty would say Vinca 


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:46

Hello forkers 

dry.  Think there was some rain but not much.  Walked with Spike in pleasant but dark weather.   Today is supposed to be ok 

succombed to temptation.  Ordered plants that last night I wanted but decided to sleep on it.....pressed  the "pay now" button just now.  Prob cost than a packet  of cigs....don't smoke though 


What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 21:22

Grow lobelia hadspen purple with goldsturm...... has the most intense purple flowers on tall plants.  Check out Tania too.......purple foliage with maroon red flowers 


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 21:18

Cut back now will be fine.  Did mine over fbe weekend.  It delays flowering  but you should still get flowers next year.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:42

Blowed.  My post just vanished.  Very sensitive settings here lately.  

cut and edged grass, planted out more wallflowers, moved more plants, dug up a couple of dahlias and divided them and created sites for ordered plants.  Few bulbs planted.  

Ground very dry so rain will be useful but I have enjoyed these past, mainly dry, weeks.  I will miss it. Beautifully warm this afternoon 

"Experts" we go again

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:05

Berries form because of what has ALREADY happened. neither plants nor creatures can sense what the weather wil be GWRS 

Conifer Problems

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 18:20

I think they have dried out James.  Are they in a dry spot?  


English Lavender

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 18:17

Mark, not ideal for pots.  Ironically, I think your plants have dried out.....mpc is not ideal for holding onto moisture.  A change to john innes with some grit would be better Mark 

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 18:14

pp, if its a sunny wall how about prostrate rosemary?  Some lovely  bright blue flowered varieties and evergreen foliage.

Lyn, I'm sure you will plant your anemones in appropriate places. A group of them though could look sparse in winter...?   Your newly acquired grassss will add a new dimension to your garden.  I have another grass coming myself but conscious of the need not to go overboard with them.....I have quite a few now 

"Experts" we go again

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 12:56

Having trouble defending the "experts" Punkdoc ?    I will be illustrating my feelings about them as time goes on.  There will be plenty of opportunities to cite their contrasting claims 

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