Latest posts by Verdun

Best Fuchsia

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 15:25
Brumbull roots coming through pot so one size up then.
Did a,standard years ago and snapped when full of flower. Think I rushed it creating too thin a main stem too soon.
Since you are,guaranteeing a show winning standard for me Brum I expect wonderful results this time.!!

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 15:18
Well, I'm always,hungry fairylike

Those wonderful blue salvias

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 15:17
Have I persuaded any,of you to try salvia patens or any other blue flowering ones? They are tender,perennials treated much the same as dahlias and also form tubers. They flower for months,,have scented leaves but what glorious blue flowers. Keep them in the ground in mild areas or dig them up to protect over winter. Plant with orange, yellow or white flowers ...superb Who's persuaded?

Nothing will grow - suggestions please!

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 14:57
I have removed several conifers and replanted successfully. However, I did add in lots garden compost, dried manure and organic fertiliser. All,roots have to be removed.
Greeniegog, it makes a difference too if we know if the site is sunny or shady

Evergreen fast growing shrubs

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 14:50
Hebes, or what about holly? Lovely variegated forms. Buddleias are not evergreen but they usually hold on to their leaves for the autumn and they have woody framework. Very fast growing plus flowers.
I like Lonicera nitida Baggesons Gold....lovely olive leaves with bright yellow new growth. Easy to,control n shape. I love this one.


Posted: 04/04/2013 at 13:31
Set recorder already. Saw some last year and liked it.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 13:29
Like that katiejane
Nodislab, well he could have taken something else. I guess he was just hedging his bets
........I'll get my coat

Imagine my excitement....

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 13:25
Been lucky with my golden lab...Spke. He's now 10 but always he kept to paths, always does his business ."up the top" and never does any damage. The most gentle peaceable dog in the world. Mind you he does pinch my runner beans...when I'm picking on one side he's "picking" on the other. Gotta laugh.

Purples in my garden but what colour for you?

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 13:11
A ombination I loved last year was blue linum with yellow osteospermum. They flowered in tandem for whole of the summer in front of purple dwarf berberis and all are still in place for this year but I have got more to plant out. What better for hot dry spot?

Feeling good

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 12:59
Hello Yvonne got bit of a bug......don't worry I'll prob survive, I expect.
However I desperately want to get out there. I think the weekend will be good so you will be able to sit outside in the sunshine. Whats going in those pots?
Fairy girl yes next week will indeed be scorchio. If not you can blame Brum. Ha ha

Discussions started by Verdun

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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

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Love your garden

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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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