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Latest posts by Verdun

Adding height

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:22

Don't forget perennials for,height too......delphiniums, veronicastrums, tall agastaches, acteas, foxgloves, cannas, tall grasses, verbena bonariensis, tall dahlias.  I have loads of colour from tall growers in the summer.  


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:18

Oh.....and my grandmother dove makes good sense too. ....oops! 

ordering plants online

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:15

Sounds good  value Duncan.  


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:13

Busy makes great sense.  If someone posts something that's suspicious just ignore it. We have to do that in our lives anyway....we don't always get on with everybody.  Even the spammers don't bother the morning, for example, if the spammers are there I just skip past them. Easy peasy.    I pick up on every post and comment......wisely .....on those that appeal to me.

I have no idea if Brumbull will go away soon but we have to deal with it.  

Changing a thread title is not the way...sorry fidget.  We will have to change it time and time again.  There have been 4 FORKERS threads so far.  I like hello is not the cause of the recent issues.  The troubles started before same character too.

Its funny writing this stuff knowing mr Brumbull is reading it.  Once a friend to us all, apparently, he shows a spiteful side to hurt people he doesn't really know.  Ironically he introduced some unique threads.....ah well!  Cel le vie.  I for  one cannot begin to understand that.  But it's just a forum.....nothing scary or life threatening.  

Lets enjoy it it comes, day by day

ordering plants online

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 20:43

Think dave has covered it but I order lots online from excellent supplierrices reasonable prices.

Bought once or twice from eBay but never plants.

Liseals, why not get back to us when you know what plants you want and where you think you might buy them ? 

Beware of offers that seem too good to be true.  They prob are 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:59

Takes me back.....used to make up anagrams.  Brains frozen tho at mo.  

Any more out there? 

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:52

Happy birthday camera corner.....nice part of the forum 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:42


I grew P Aurea and it was invasive.  Had it for less than 18 months and checked it's habit.....being aware of the possibility.  It had run 3 metres or so, down deep and then up amongst other plants.  I had to follow every runner to totally eradicate.  It was much worse in an area of good soil too.  Will not grow any bamboo now.  In a pot they struggle so not a sensible plant for me.

For a similar habit, sound, etc., grow tall grasses instead like miscanthus or calamagrostis

Oh Hostafan,  took delivery of 3 hostas today including fire island.  


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:31

All the funny business is the work of Brumbull.  Local CID are looking at contacting their buddies in Birmingham.  We will see.  I've given info I have.  

There are some elderly people here that are being upset by Brumbull .....I guess he gets a kick out of this but it's an odd way.  He said he was a businessman but no businessman I know would have the time or inclination to waste like this.  Let's hope he decides to leave us alone ......

Weather turned on its head now....windy and very wet.  




Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:07

I thought of hellebores too but check out daphne odoraaureomarginata.  It's deliciously scented right and white flowers....and evergreen variegated foliage.   Maybe some snowdrops in the foreground. Some crocus too.

Nice thought Julie.  A garden should have sentiment like this.  

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