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Latest posts by Verdun

Success and Failures ...

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 23:46
I can't grow magnolias, even the dwarf ones.
Can't keep corydallus flexuosa for more than couple of years despite knowing how to
Can't grow turnips
Daphne's don't last too long for me either yet my neighbour without green fingers can!
Can' far...grow Eremurus
Grow great summer veg and fruit. my runner beans are to die for
Couldn't grow lily of the valley but now its a weed....aah! Such is life
Can grow tender perennials and, of ourselves, my hellebores

ground cover

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 23:16
Hey, salino, never met anyone else who grew wisley primrose. You got it growing superbly with the Phormium . Methinks the grey Helianthemums like it bit drier

What annuals can I sow for summer colour?

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 23:10
Ryan that's a great thread!
I'm more of a perennials man but cosmos, cornflowers, and marigolds. Blue cornflowers and orange marigolds...what a sumptuous combination!

pampass grass

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 23:05
Ornamental grasses like stipa gigantea, Calamagrostis brachytricha and Overdam are far superior to pampas grass in my opinion.


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 23:01
Love your thinking red dahlia

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:58
You are so respite until next October.

ground cover

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:55
You can't beat wisley pink and wisley primrose Helianthemums. Two of the very best. Lovely grey foliage, evergreen and spreading with beautiful flowers.
They are hardy if well drained and in full sun. However, cuttings are simplicity itself. I grow several varieties and the Wisley varieties are my preference

ground cover

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:54
Vinca can also become "gappy" so, for me not a great ground cover plant


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:52
Red dahlia, sentiment is so important in the garden.
Got a Happy Child rose in my garden for just that reason.
The past is important..not to be morbid about but to remember


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:50 are a silly billy. Ha ha
Gotta get warm though ASAP

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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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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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