Latest posts by Verdun

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 22:25
You are keen red dahlia.
I too intend to grow best tomatoes ever this year whatever the wether does.
I gow peaches too...can't wait for the summer

Purples in my garden but what colour for you?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 21:58
What colour are the ad infinitums Swiss sue?


Posted: 01/04/2013 at 21:56
You too smart for me fairy girl.
Watching broad church too
Good innit!?

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Posted: 01/04/2013 at 21:54
Easter bunny
Please take this as a piece of honesty
I posted on this tthread TO SHOW UNITY.
I posted on Both this and morning FORKERS to show I support BOTH.
I posted on both to try and stop "sides" developing.
I posted on both to try and pacify, reconcile and soothe some anger I see.
Easter bunny I'm sorry you don't like posts that enlighten, inspire or entertain but many do. But, we read those posts that appeal to us and ignore those that do not. I don't read all of them.
Right now most of us are itching to get out into the garden but cannot because of the weather so the forum has taken to such discussion
I'm sorry you distrust my,motives for posting on this thread but you have no reason to. ..if you knew me you would know CLEARLY that isn't me.
I'm sorry you feel I should not post on this thread or question my motives. That is wrong of you
That this board "is not a happy place" I suggest you read the posts again.

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Posted: 01/04/2013 at 21:01
Contentious is fine Geoff. However, mostly the comments are appreciative ones about gw presenters. The forum, like people everywhere. Is a mix of views some tactful, some not, some very good and some very bad. I think a few egos were agitated on that page Geoff
Look. This forum has a wealth of knowledge, skills, advice, humour. (none better than your changing xmas characters and smilies Geoff) and even sadness when we feel we can open up a bit
I actually like most of the posters here and respect all their views. I have felt challenged to rethink some of my long-held garden opinions's been that good a forum.
I still think you are big enough Geoff to, as your "blog" says, "don't take anything too seriously"......??

Purples in my garden but what colour for you?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:46
I love purple,/red foliage and purple flowers in the garden. Cotinus Royal Purple, berberis atropurpureum, acers. Heucheras, pittosporum Tom thumb. Physocarpus Diablo, red grasses, the purple black acteas, etc. etc. And the flowers.....allium Purple Sensation, the near purple salvias, the tall purple lobela ( forget its name at moment), Baptisia Australlis, penstemons, dahlias (not too many) osteospermums, asters etc. They add a richness to the garden tempered by yellow foliage what better?


Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:34
A bit further inland from me acers are abundant. I love em.
For purples in my, I'll start a thread here I think


Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:28
Mick 3
Do you cut leaves off at all? Has it ever flowered.? Does it dry out in summer there?
I must confess,,if it were mine, then yes I would dig it up. Do you have a better spot for it? Maybe better soil, more shady? Or give it a place where you could incorporate some mushroom compost, dried manure, garden compost? I would dig up as big a rootball as possible and plant bit deeper than it was before. After a thorough watering I would mulch well.
Good luck mick3

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Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:20
Geoff. What's going on now?
I haven't read all comments today but it's been a friendly,forum lately. There are a couple of indiscreet comments but mostly it's good.
You have always been one of the major contributors ever since I started....domt always agree with you but often do.
It feels like the forum is breaking would be a shame.
It takes a big man to broker the peace......I've always thought you.a bit arguememtative and stubborn at I am...but a big man too. .???

Hellebore flowers

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:04
Bob I recognise that frustration
When aquilegia flowers and finishes you have a good chance, as you said. Dig deep though cos I think the aquilegia has deep roots. Hopefully the hellebore seedlings wont be too deep. I find usually they are easy almost to scoop out. Hope you can salvage all three.

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