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Latest posts by Verdun

I have a young smoke bush

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:06

Prune hard in spring if you want best young growth 

Trailing Fuchsia and Grasses

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:04

Hiya pennymax

Similar to punkdoc's advice really.

Which grasses do you have?  

Grasses best not divided now 



Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:22

Wet from  mid afternoon ...warm though.

Busy busy day........completing all sorts of documents, downloading and signing and sorting stuff to do with my mum's care.    Still not finished but need a breather so finish tomorrow.  

Oh, did get a few winter stocks in....large plants growing in veg patch moved to final positions 

Havent read much on the  forum today so I hope you  guys are all well 

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:38

Sounds like a "pointy rubbery pen do dah" should be on my shopping list   I shall ask exactly for that Lyn. that a cue for new thread somebody?  Viz., our unique descriptive names for something 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:33

Frank wise words   I guess we all need to show more compassion.  I remember my young sister...she died at me all sorts of advice like saying you love someone cannot be said  too offen.  Although younger than me she became very wise and wonderful during her illness to such an extent that her words still echo in my mind and heart.  

Phormium advice please

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:25

No, don't divide Phormiums now.  divide in spring.  I divided Phormiums for years and autumn is risky.  In spring they rarely fail to regrow .

Re flowering I divide Phormiums and they still flower.  It seems to be that division does not affect flowering if pieces are of reasonable size.  I don't feed either.  Used to think Phormiums like is hot  and dry during summer but they seem to appreciate a little additional moisture at this time 

Most of my Phormiums flowered this year.....some do every year .......and I think summer warmth is a big factor.

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:15

Lyn, Cornwall? 

No it's not predictive text.  I have big fingers and impatience a combination that omits spaces, puts in commas, etc.   


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:10

Hmmmm heatwave looks like high temps but with rain.  Who arranged that?  

Lesley good luck with the dentist 

Bit out of the loop here too re broadband but Cornwall has been targeted for priority coverage of fiber.  

Dry for now but heavy rain later.  So warm though that plants think its summer 

(trying to control the iPad's tendency to add commas everywhere  )

Flower bed in front of bay window - choiysa ternata

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 23:55

Choisya will be fine ESP with annual pruning ....perfect if reasonably sunny.

If you have acid soil how about a dwarf azalea or rhododendron?  


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 23:51

Been lovely day.  Started to cut down some tall perennials now so I guess it won't be too lomg before I do,the lot 

Haggled a deal for fiber optic broadband ........ended up paying not a penny more than I am  now for my standard broadband. 

Niece parted company from her boyfriend .....notice on their shared flat.  Lots of tears and emotion but I think she feels better for off loading.  (ssssh! Secretly pleased as he is a grumpy so and so)

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