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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:46
Never thought of Dove as being "naughty" or of being a "skiver". ......gradually building up a picture of my fellow posters. Ha ha

Gardening Shows

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:41
We have several spring shows in Cornwall.....never been to any of em. Something always crops up instead. Rhodos, azaleas, camellias, magnolias all feature down here in spring.
Have tickets for Chelsea....presssie......but it's a bit artificial for me. Plants not landscaping or "themes" or massive projects. I guess I will enjoy it though.

Citrus help needed please!!

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:31
First year for me with lemon tree.
However, if the plant is back in same position as before it is prob just reacting to being repotted. It's what I would expect when I repot. Plants dont really like change do they? Did you trim roots or do anything else?

Who's growi g SPIGELIA?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:25
Busy day but got to take my dog onto the Towans.

Best Fuchsia

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:21
Hi andy19, planted in sun it simply shines with or without flowers
Brumbull, I grew a couple of standards once but they snapped off in the wind so been put off since. I think I should have developed a stronger stem. Actually, im now tempted to have another go. Any varieties you recommend for training as standards?

Best Fuchsia

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:16
Hi andy19, plant in sun it simply shines with or without flowers

Best Fuchsia

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:09
My favourite hardy fuschia is has yellow foliage and red flowers and is tough. I cut it to the base in spring.....well I've done it already...and it makes a shrub 3 or 4 feet high Planted next to dwarf purple berberis.....atropurpurea looks superb

Who's growi g SPIGELIA?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:01
Evening Brumbull, I've emailed a couple of nurseries ...not sure yet. Good day Brumbull?

Dead? Take it back!

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 19:01
FloBear, it's not for,us to prove we treated it properly. If the plant is dead, dying or pathetic we simply say we did the right things, produce receipts and expect the warranty to be respected by the vendor. Always ask for the manager too. Top man always best.
Never shout, be angry or be a nuisance. Complain with right on your side without showing any signs of nervousness. .best to show disappointment and expectation too though.
Dont forget our future custom is always wanted


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 18:47
We in Cornwall wont get the snow but we are getting more rain......4" or 100mm ....overnight. Luckily I'm on high ground but many will be dreading the flooding to come.
Not really,worrying yet but it will be a problem if we don't get a decent dry warm spell soon......veg seed sowing,for example, but how about our farmers?
It's not really been too cold down here this winter but it's cold enough and wet enough to make it a gloomy one

Discussions started by Verdun

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Black...good or yuck?

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Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

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Yellow is the colour.......

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I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

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Oh eck

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An ENVY thread....

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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Xmas jokes

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