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Latest posts by Verdun

Moving of Plants/Trees

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 23:25

Ritchie, pretty safe to move those after just one year right now.  

Too many moves will certainly damage any shrub or tree.  

Next move should be in autumn and prob in October 

i often move all sorts of plants....sometimes as a whim takes me; I guess we all do that occasionally..........but it is better to be sure in the first place where to plant something.  


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 19:19

Just jealous of your ride on Hosta 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:59

Hogweed, I have a 12 year old golden lab.  A very sad day it will be when his time is up.  you wont forget your cat.  We all can identify and empathise with you.  Best wishes 


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:52

Gosh Hosta, that's a lot of walking.  

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:51

Mine is about to flower.  

I think pruning will be simply to remove the flowered stems to keep a compact shrub.  Not overly showy out of flower but quietly attractive foliage.  Have feeling a lot will be lost where winters are cold later.  We'll see 

Filling a Raised Bed

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:45

My view too Fairy.  

Come spring you can use plant out your bedding plants plantmark But don't add fertiliser at that time.  There will be more than plenty of nutrition for your plants all season. I expect you to have lush growth next year so pinching back your plants would help them to be sturdy.  

Reusing this year's soil

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:30

Stuoobs, yes add to your raised beds.  Roots and all because they will disappear to nothing by spring.  They wont really add anything to your compost heap at all.  Just spread it about  

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:25

Indoors of course milliecat 


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 17:06

Wonderful weather .....bloomin warm down 'ere 

almost finished my revamping......visitor not seen for a while turned up so delayed but nice catch up anyway

astrantia hadspen blood divided as well as a deschampsia.  Soil enriched for planting. Still a re adjustment but getting there now.  

Bulbs arrived from Parkers.  Now then, not my choice for plants but for bulbs they have been good.  Excellent size and quality.  Even came with a feedback form so looks like they are upping their game.....unless you know differently

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 16:24

Well,,that is the big unknown milliecat.  I suspect not totally hardy but should be good here 

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Wont go without a fight....

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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