Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 09:02

Oh yes, Fairygirl.........tomatoes, of course!     Can't wait for mine.  Wand ok today?

Lawn edging

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 09:00

I made my own lawn edging years ago out of concrete.  Looks completely natural and will never need replacing.   Hate those plastic, wood, metal and other lawn edgers advertised.  They are flimsy, ineffective and look awful


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:57

Good to get a moan out now and then.  lol

Summer has arrived

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:53

Hey, I feel totally intimidated by Woodys estate.  Mine is far more modest.  But will do it.  My young niece is always taking photos so I'll get her artistic eye to make my garden more appealing.  

My garden is of reasonable size but a friend has almost 6 acres and I often get involved in that too.  Different sort of garden......cultivated morphing into more natural planting. Scope for growing trees that I cannot grow here.  

Would love to start again with huge garden and blank canvass

Currently watching my agastache Blue Boa opening it's buds.  Any day.  New for me so hoping for something really good......have several agastaches and 3 or 4 are new but I love them all so far


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:37

Morning all.  Warm and dry right now but rain due soon.  I know what you mean KEF when you say you will be out in the garden wet or not.  If I have a plant to move, place, etc I have to,do it regardless of the weather.

Havent really checked the spam situation so it may be bad.....but it don't really bother me too much.  Agree though that the moderator should be able to stop it. 

Made a bit of a bloomer in geranium Orion flowering.....looks superb....but forgot I also have verbena Rigida next to it that has decided to bloom too now.  Colours so similar that they do nothing as companions. Knew this in the winter and meant to move Verbena.  It's a question of exchanging it for an orange echinacea or orange helenium or even a deschampsia grass.  Trouble is they are in their right places. Ha, ha, if that's all my problems will be today I'll be a happy guy!  So many problems for people and I'm "worried" about such a trivial matter!

Never grown gaillardias .....people like them?   Anyone recommend varieties?

Rain or shine have good day folks



Posted: 19/06/2013 at 23:53

Ok thanks folks.  Wasn't sure about them but its  pretty straightforward really .  Prefer onions really........grown well they are a show off crop.  In a good summer what veg looks better than ripening onions?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 23:46

Hiya artjak

Always forget to post pics but Iwill.  Meant to do the hellebores too earlier but when I think about it I'm doing something else.  Prob wait for Salvias  n grasses then post

Support for Blackcurrant Bushes

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:00

Yep I love blackcurrants and real Cornish clotted cream....a delight very soon saltski!


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:58

For the first time I'm growing shallots.  Never grown them before....never really thought I like them.

Thing is, how do I pick them?  Do I dig up a clump....I have 4 or 5 in each clump......and replace one to comtinue growing or what?  I know it's a common thing to grow and should know but I dont.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:52

Evening folks.  Hey guys, it's ok to chill out sometimes

Woody, love the house. I would love the space you big is your garden?  Seems a lovely village too.  

Still blue sky and sun ....been glorious today.  Had good lunch and associations today.   

Sorry some of you are ...seemingly...a little low.  Lost a good friend early this morning...a lot older than me but known him long time.  He had a fall 18 monts ago and became paralysed.  Couldn't move, speak do anything and it was so sad to see.  The moral is simple folks.....make the most of each day.  Be happy everyone

Discussions started by Verdun

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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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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