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Latest posts by Verdun

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 18:09

Surrounded by farmers here too........

have we exhausted this thread now though?  Only one poster has spoken with absolute clarity and thank heavens for it 

Pruning (of sorts)

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 18:05

I understand the enthusiasm but.....the lavendar will be fine 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 17:59

My favourite dahlia


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 17:58


Black spot

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:29

Lulu you can never make them attractive non leggy shrubs.

bending stems down if you can, cutting some back will help. 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:25

A giant thorn?  


I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:22

Well, I confess to reading your post, Northern Lass, a couple of times.  And it was well worth the read.

at last, someone who KNOWS what they are talking about.  Thank you Northern Lass

There is an awful lot of misinformation, hype and platitudes about this issue. I cannot pretend I know myself.   One way or another it will be sorted but it wont be in a way to suit everyone.  Sadly I think the poorest will pay heavily.  


Bargain time of year!

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 12:57

And will delight you for years Daisy 

Buddleia Companions

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 12:55

Take a look at the new smaller choisya White Dazzler Stewart.  And mahonia Soft Caress with yellw flowers in autumn.  Look at the smaller pittosporums like Tom Thumb.  And santolinas.  Hebes too come in various foliage colours but Autumn Glory is a lovely purple flowered evergreen.  Euonymous Emerald n Gold is a beauty all year round.  Sarcoccoca is a neat evergreen with highly scented late winter flowers that fill the garden with womderful perfume. purple and variegated euphorbias too.  Lupins are evergreen.  Hellebores for winter and spring flowers in a wide range of colours

I agree with Fairy too that deciduous shrubs and perennials can be effective in winter,,their woody structure adding form and suddenly opening up in spring to promise flowers later.  planting all evergreens can be boring....fresh new growth on deciduous plants is exciting.

i grow echinaceas, sedums,,agastaches and baptisias around a buddleia Buzz and right now the colour is brilliant.   Bees and butterflies galore.  And all sun and reasonable drainage.

If your soil is a little heavier consider heleniums for summer colour around your buddleia.  

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 12:40

Of course having very little money is a "good enough excuse" to support supermarkets selling discounted foodstuffs.  Where in planet reality do you live?  Your comment is why I simply cannot bite my tongue.

don't worry the low paid will soon pay a lot more for their foodstuffs.  I see them already in the foodbanks...........count to ten Verdun 

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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