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Latest posts by Verdun

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:28

I think dove needs to retire......poor thing, she has posted this morning on evening FORKERS.  But, it's ok dove.  You'll be ok..............ha ha


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:25

Chicky, I'm sure results will be fine.  It's always that worry of catastrophic results.

Good morning everyone.  

Its hot here already.  Warm last night too. lower lower sun seems to set off garden in a softer way.  

Foodbank soon...twice a week right now but once a week is enough really

Have good day everybody


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 00:01

Rosanna, plant some hellebores.  They are evergreen and flower from late winter to late spring.  Marvellous plants.  Add some mushroom compost if you can.  Go for helleborus orientallis type.  They come in colours from white to almost black amd as sIngle or double flowers.

Just an observation.....hydrangea's like moisture.  Sedums like it dry.  The former likes bit shade.  The latter likes full sun.  Maybe you can plant with this is mind?


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:55

David, bear in mind not to plant too deeply.  They hate their roots buried too deep.  You are right...they are shallow rooting. Don't overpot but your pot does look very small.  Rhodos have relatively small root systems so don't worry about that.  No, dont mix with sand.  Clearly too the plant is drowning.  In winter this will be fatal.  Are you watering a lot?  

I would repot with fresh compost and water in but then hold back on the watering.

Talkback: How to lift and divide day lilies

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:47

Huya jack,  well, at least get your day lilies in the ground if you can.  They should survive well enough too in the garage.  They are tough beasts


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:44

Terry, do you want plants, grass. Gravel?  Just a few structural plants? It's not a large space so shouldn't cost a fortune. How much light do you get?  Is it very shady?  


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:40

Let me know if you contact cross common nursery.  But we'll  get your plant!


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 23:35

Town gardener, think that was your mistake. Think you overwhelmed them ...too much soil for too small plants.  Grow them big in good conditions before you plant them out. Would you give a baby steak?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:59

Hiya folks

Its been roasting here today.....absolutely roasting.  It's supposed to be hotter here tomorrow than the rest of the country.....boasting a little

Its been a brilliant summer....just as I told ??ou all during that cold spring....boasting a little.

I think we will have an Indian Summer too.



GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:52

Not sure if that's a joke Peter.   Hang it.  It is a joke.  You got me there.  Brilliant

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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