Latest posts by Verdun

Plants & Flowers Unattractive to Rabbits

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:44

Daffodils survive in my local cemetery. Rosemary too. what about salvia tricolour?  hardy geraniums.

Confession Times!

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:38

Nice hosta Dove. . You must have quite a few now! 

A Rant

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:30

My party piece was to put an apple in my mouth and squash it with my mouth. ,not easy. However. One day at college I tried it with an extra large Granny Smith and couldnt move my mouth.  The pain was So severe. those were the days 

i like Windows 8 Lyn. ,however Apple is better. can't eat  windows 8 

annoying to find some of my osteospermum yellow voltage are white. hopefully some of my white will be yellow.  And a couple of echinaceas have lost,their labels so I can only guess which ones they are

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:16

The tall sedums....already pinched out. ......spring immediately to mind but prob best to wait 2 or 3 weeks more for a more full,Chelsea chop.  Heleniums too will benefit.

If this was Yours ...

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:47

NGCARDS, first thing for me would be to roughen that surface.   Chip it and create a surface for cement mix.  I made a concrete mix including peat several years ago to cover sinks and old washing machine drum too.  I applied unibond glue and as it almost set I applied my mixture. The sinks look like old stone troughs now

no herbs for me...what a waste!  Alpines would look wonderful there.  I would think carefully about choice of plants but none would be vigorous or sprawling.  A topping of White chippings would provide something special 

Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:39

Late spring to early summer for next year's plants 


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:37

Gentle rain today has made so much growth.  Hosta in a pot is now full of foliage, for example.  Amazing the difference between rain and the hose.  I guess slugs and snails will now be out in force later

A Rant

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:04

Well Susan, on the radio a discussion about obesity has set me thinking.  I'm ok methinks but although I eat well I am morish about it.  I think the gastricoptermist....made that up, hee hee.....has tried to put the fear of God into the listeners with his description of junk food. Enough for me to resolve to eat just a little more wisely 

A Rant

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:35

Well, shock on shock!  Yesterday I bought a packet of wagon wheels....need them for my health doc said.  They are tiny.  What happened to those huge chocolate rings? It's ok, I've recovered now but quote a worry 

PauliePauls garden videos where are they?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:27

Sorry miss 

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