Verdun


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danphne Aureomarginata

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:37

True Bob.  Daphnes can be very frustrating 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:36

It can be fickle but a little dappled shade, some sun, some moisture and annual pruning and it is glorious.  copper/orange new growth is fantastic esp with anchusa 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:18

Yep Dove!  It's wot I do 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:15

Always cut flowers off Fairy.....as I said it provided a spectacular sight all summer here with lots of favourable comments.  

Mine is now turning pinkish....got a salvia uliginosa near to it and whether pink or white the association is quite nice . If I don't like the colour I will prune but all summer flowering...??  Can't complain about that 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:11

Got in first.  Hee hee hee 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:09

Indeedy B3 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:08

Sounds like Sutherlands Gold.  Leaves do darken a little now esp if in the shade or on the shady part of the plant.

new growth next year will be back to lime green....yellow for me here in full sun 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:04

Perfect day for working in the garden.  For my cordless hedge trimmer too on final trimming before winter of topiary-like shrubs.  

Acteas this year have never looked better.  for foliage colour they have few equals....if you have good soil with some moisture retention and a little shade I can recommend them. 

had a good look around to start cutting plants back but very little are ready to retire for autumn yet 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:54

Thing?  Thing?  Fairy!  

It is a love hate thing I think. it was loved by my 5 year old niece and equally loved by my old mum.  I don't know how but after 16 years or so without attention it has come alive.  (Sharp movement or opening its mouth will activate but it will often activate itself). It suddenly starts talking much to my dog's confusion 

don't think it will be consigned to any furby heaven

tamagotchis were never as "human" 

danphne Aureomarginata

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:45

Andrew, daphnes do not really like growing in containers or growing in full sun.   It is really a woodland plant

can you plant it out?  At least put into bigger pot 

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