Latest posts by Verdun

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:31

Funny isn't it Dove?  Achilleas grow too well down here.  I try to grow the less vigorous  varieties

Bye-bye bamboo

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:29

Worth while tracing and removing every root KT53.  You are right to consider where these might be 

sambuccus racemosa

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:13

Yes, that should be fine B3 

black lace is fine in the sun Yvie but some varieties scorch badly there

Plant suggestions

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:10

Honeysuckles Shellhsw?  Early and late varieties to choose from,

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:08

Skimmias either settle in quickly or sulk for a couple of years ...if provided with suitable conditions they usually acclimatise in my experience Yvie


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:06

So not too bad then re your mum Dove?  Losing dentures seems part and parcel of care home behaviour happened regularly with my mum.  However, often it was the staff at fault.  Too easy to blame the residents.  mum "lost" her dentures, her spectacles, her hearing aid....all of which would affect her well being.  



Posted: 12/08/2015 at 17:59

Been a delightful day but a little muggy.  However all change tonight I think with some torremtial rain forecast 

on the plus side a rudbeckia planted today will enjoy the rain.  Got it next to a dwarf hot poker behind a tall billowy deschampsia and think it looks quite good


sambuccus racemosa

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 17:55

Not really...not long term B3

if you can get plenty of water holding material in the planting hole, water it well in summer and mulch it well you could grow it well.  

Can you plant something on the sunny side...a tall grass like miscanthus for example?  I do that with an acer and it works well 

Fox Mess

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 16:31

If it smells baaaaad it prob is foxes' Poo.

not a lot you can do Meomye to stop it.  Foxes can jump high walls.

I did once stop a fox though....he used to get onto my wall, about 7 or 8' high, from a lower point and walk along the top and jump then onto a tall hebe growing there  and climb down.  I nailed some wire...not  barbed.......jiust proud of the top of the wall making it hard for Mr Fox to walk there.  It seemed to do the trick.


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 16:24

I suggest spring pruning Lyn but I too do most pruning in autumn.  

Could June get a trampoline? 

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