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Latest posts by Verdun

Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:51

Dogs eat grass. Dont think hackonochloa is toxic


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 12:49

Rivet, rivet, rivet......

Laburnum Tree

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 08:11

Plants are like people.....good years and bad years.  Sometimes we need do nothing and the plant will thrive following year.  Fruit is good example of this...bad year is often followed good one.

I did recover my laburnum years back by pruning but it simply wasn't a good clone.

 I totally agree with is the key to poisons in garden and environment.  Just not growing such plants is not the answer. 

Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 08:02

Chicky, I think they are a bit.  Got some that thrive....sundown, summer sky, hot Papya, marmalade, white swan, Sunrise, for example.  I go for the newer varieties and they are unpredictable


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 07:55

Howdy folks.  Already 20 degrees but cloudy-ish.  Rain later.  

Loving the banter on the morning FORKERS forum...makes for light entertaining reading over brekkie.

Sun just breaking out ...........hope everyone has good day



Posted: 23/07/2013 at 23:02

Tina, I don't think I'm a nutter.  I asked myself that question and I,heard myself say to me "no Verdun you are a jolly fine fellow."   I will ask for a second opinion bit I'm sure I will tell me the same thing again.  We Cornishmen are smart you know!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:56

I think nut knows we are glad to,have her back

Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:53

Hiya chicky.   Well, echinaceas are cut back bit earlier really but did one or two fortnight back.  When I buy any I always remove flower stems, even now, but no later than another week or so.  I bought echinacea milkshake and summer sun 3 weeks ago, cut off the would be flower stems and they are now showing their new buds.  Shorter, stockier but should flower for lomg time.  I find they need a reasonable supply of moisture too.....I know they are "prairie" plants but they have become so hybridised they aren't so adept at surviving and my opinion.  So chicky, I would water a little....they will prob flower next month.

I don't cut back for second flush on echinaceas.  I do it for a better, longer flowering period in mid to late summer.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:46

Yes I enjoyed mr Titchmarsh tonight.  Pure sentiment but, at last, a garden with sort of garden.  Pure escapism. Lovely

My healthy looking potentilla fruiticosa

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:41

Ellie, Ellie, Ellie.   Dont prune it this or next year.   Wot u like eh?

Discussions started by Verdun

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Mahonia soft caress

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Dilemma........wot to choose?

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For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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