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Latest posts by Verdun

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:18

I guess we need to give Monty a break.  He isnt perfect.....heck! Even me???  He tries to inspire, to inject humour, knows his stuff, and seems a decent bloke.  Perhaps we...or some of us amyway....get too "familiar" with the guys on tv, etc.

Monty does do things I think are wrong or impulsive......especially on the impulsive side because he offen changes plantings, etc., on (apparently) a whim.

hanging baskets are too fiddly for me, no, to water twice daily and that squeezing plants in initially drives me nuts. 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 07:49

Best wishes fidget 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 07:46

Cloudy and misty so far.  Very warm.  Sun promised 

been persusded into attending friend's gsrden open day.  She promised me a free cream tea if I buy the heck am I going to eat 2 cream teas?  Between lunch and tea?  Good cause though so worthwhile

just heard Mick  Hucknel on radio and realised what a scratchy awful voice he has......stir, stir . Last time I hesrd that sound 2 cats were fighting (hee hee) 

Compact form of thyme

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 00:43

CathRJ2, check out thymus silver posie.  Delightful silver/grey foliage topped with pink flowers on a compact plant.  Best to trim it after flowering though to maintain its density


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 00:39

Got rozanne in full flower here.....few fidget has.  Most of my geraniums have been floeering for a few weeks now

Fluffy Cloud, I wonder if you have caterpillars on your plants.  They can devastate flowers and foliage of geraniums.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 20:13

You were lucky wesson.  Plants dont always read the script.   

I have gone through so many ceanothus, one way or another, and cutting into old wood is usually unwise


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 19:06

The self sown seedlings though will flower much earlier though Fidget.  most of mine have flowers to open fully any day


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 19:04

There are better options...including restios,,grasses and phormiums.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 19:01

Touch wood.....very,very hard . ..but I dont have a badger issue.  However a friend does.  Badgers wreck her walls, garden and create holes for rabbits to enter.  They dig up shrubs and can do so much repetitve damage.  They are such powerful creatures too....some of the boulders they moved in a wall were large. 


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:11

My regime is to pot up the seedlings I see in autumn.  Over winter in a greenhouse.  I keep just a couple in the ground and dig the rest up....I guess I grow a dozen or so.  

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