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Latest posts by Verdun

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:44

A gem?  Hmmmm!  I guess I am really 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:31

ba nanna cake? 

Been a fantastic day...very warm, even hot at times, dry and no wind.  

Had a meeting to discuss my mums care home situation.  A lovely residential home is now a possibility but my mum seems to change day by day. Currently she forgets so much, can't put too many words together but seems content.  A difficult decision to make 

Matty, heleniums are fast becoming a favourite of mine.  Don't know Sunset but given some moisture in summer they are all fantastic.

 

Vandalism!

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:45

BOATER, that's unacceptable.  Can  you have a word with any of the parents ?

Talk to police ...they will prob have a word with the suspected vandals . Spread the word to your neighbours 

Would you like to have a dog?  

Prickly bushes like Berberis  Darwinii in the long run

A catapult would be my chosen solution but prob not the way.

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:29

Hello,Forkers 

A dry day in store I think.  Nice n sunny right now .  

All  this bulb plantImg ....haven't planted any so far.

Got meeting  about my mum later but busy anyway so gardening not on my radar 

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:49

Lovely 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:44

Sorry ??ou are poorly fairy ......can't magic yourself better?  

Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:27

Illks, you don't say how old these fruit bushes are. If they are 3 years or so I would move them.  If much older than this I,would buy new stock

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:23

Wet here with dry afternoon promised

Lesle, now you know why your aster got mildew and your phlox didn't flower.    The answer usually is found in the soil! 

Lots non garden things to sort......not really thinking too much about garden at this time

Have good day everyone

Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:26

Pruning at the wrong time is not appropriate for reasons already given.  No need to take a chance here

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:13

Chicken chaser, just cottoned onto this thread.  Firstly, what a brilliant job you have done.  Excellent.  First class.  I could jump in with plant suggestions but you have been given loads of ideas.  Grasses I,would have said but they are on your list.

Height from perennials?  Narrow verticals from veronicastrums, agastaches like black adder and lobelias like Tanya?  Narrow shrubs like berberis Helmond pillar? 

Wide borders are opportunities for a generous  look in the  garden but you could meander from your one metre  to 2 metres occasionally because, as you say, 2 metres all round could look out of scale for you 

The apple tree?  Espalier trained is very effective and formal.  Consider too growing as an oblique cordon if you have the right variety, viz., a spur bearer 

Discussions started by Verdun

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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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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