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Latest posts by Verdun

Have I killed my bay trees?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:34

Just water well and look for new buds.  If and when they grow you can remove old leaves etc

Sick hebe

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:29

Well, at 5 years old and only 2 ' tall so they are dwarf hebes. 


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:27

I often split mine in the summer too.  Tough surviving plants.  Just water well 

General purpose feeding

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:24

Fish blood and bone ?  Don't overthink this !  We can overthink any and every alternative 

Have I killed my bay trees?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:21

Emily. Bays are pretty tough.  

Leave it as it is but water well and keep outside.  Hopefully new leaves will grow but don't prune or remove leaves 

General purpose feeding

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 12:02

Agree with that JIMMY

When does cherry blossom?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 12:01


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:58

Lovely pictures and narration too Marion.  Always a joy to read your posts 

Sick hebe

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:47

Morning Outdoor Girl. 

Are these dwarf or tall Hebes?  

Hebes, dwarf or tall, have a tendency to get leggy if not pruned every year.  I have a dwarf mounded hebe ....reddy glaucous leaves and pinky flowers looking quite stunning.  After flowering I trim it with shears ....actually Imise my "toy" a cordless fine cut hedge maintain its mounded shape, compactness and appeal. 

Can you post a picture Outdoor Girl?  However, I would remove dead wood or bare wood cut to buds 


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:40

Got to say its nice when you hear someone say, as Hostafan did, that his OH is "priceless".  It's it always a nice world out there and too many people who don't care 

as everywhere else it's beautiful here.  So hungry....haven't eaten since breakfast cheese, lettuce, coriander and wholemeal for an early lunch. 

My white sunpatiens should arrive with the postman any minute.

supposed to take someone to a local nursery this week....running out of days .  I would enjoy the nursery.....always a gem or two there .....but this person is a pain and takes ages.  I guess I will have to say tomorrow.

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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