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Latest posts by Verdun

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

Garden Planters

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:47
Ryan, yes use your terracotta pots...bigger the better really but you can be as flamboyant as you like with the plantIng. The classy stuff is in your zinc planters. Yep, sow annuals now. Maybe open a thread, "What annuals can I sow for summer colour"?
I think you are going to have a brilliant arrangement us photos in mid summer?

Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:41
Puncdoc, I too love Christopher Lloyd. He seemed such a gentleman too but his style of writing was inspiring.
So puncdoc, all bright, clashing colours now and elton John specs??

Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:38
What have I done? Everyone is changing their forum names.....but what an improvement.
Mummymuddypaws, I share your anger about treatment of dogs. And I speak out about it too when I see it. Not so long ago this guy beat his dog with his lead when it did not come to him when called. I yanked his lead from his hand and asked him if he knew how painful it would be to,his dog and would he like me to demonstrate on him?
My dog is never hit, shouted at or frightened by me. He responds by sheer love n loyalty.
Maybe I should,change my name to Angry man........

Garden Planters

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 14:47 an alternative to cordyline or Phormium I agree with Dove about ornamental grasses too. I simply love grasses and grow several. Consider a beautiful blue grass called Elymus's also evergreen and still match blue convolvulous. Or, how about carex Comans Bronze? This has a fountain of fantastic foxy red foliage. I grow this in a container myself.
For the bees Ryan, why not grow some annuals in terracotta pots at the base of your zinc ones? I rest my case!

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 14:05
Rosa simple mpc is fine

Garden Planters

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 14:01
Simple classy style containers....I would plant a single red cordyline or Phormium in one with convolvulus mauritanicus .....purple blue cascading flowers all summer....flowing over the side
Convolvulus cneorum .....lovely velvety silver foliage and pure white flowers another.
Three upright red pelargoniums in the third.
A classy trio. Little watering.
Top dress the lot with white gravel or blue slate

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