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Latest posts by Verdun

Propogating dahlias

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:15

Have to agree with punkdoc.  Bit early yet but not too lomg to wait 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:09

Punkdoc, sounds pretty distressing.  Hope you get it all sorted soon.  Think the storms may be over soon.  The amount of water and the winds blowing it in from every angle would  challenge many roofs.

Busy day in the sunshine......cut lawns, cut grasses back, potted up, tidied up, polished two cars, trimmed back honeysuckle on the arch, and took my trusty dog to the beach.  Now thinking about donuts to replace all that expended energy. 

Dogwoods to prune but they look so good in the sushine right now so a stay of execution for a week or so.  Same too with hydrangea dead heading.  

Spring today that's for sure 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 15:59

Saw a kangaroo bouncing across the lawn earlier    Very early for that ......


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:09

Hiya dove.   The sun does that doesn't it?  

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:08

Hee hee hee!  I was such a sillee billee. Just thought I could get back into the car before he got me!   I remember too panicking when for a second I thought door was locked.   

Have nice day KEF 

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:06

Morning Anthony

June is one on my own shopping this one a lot 

There are some real experts here...hope Hostafan is better opinion than mine should come.  However Blue Hawaiii too is one I have considered.......for leaf colour and size.  not familiar with the others.  

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 08:56

Morning Mike

Always worth reading your posts.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 08:53

Lily, you are absolutely spot on.  

That lion pic reminds me of when I was a teenager and stopped my car in the lion enclosure at Longleat and got out to take a photo.  The last pic was of it running towards me was fun at the time but now shudder at the stupidity of doing that.  I may post it here if I can retrieve it. 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 08:46

Morning everyone

Lovely start .....that big yellow thing in the sky is here too 

Always wary of those offers.......usually a mass of tiny roots or plugs, plants not really wanted and plants not likely to do anything for 12 months or longer.  Far better to buy exactly what you want.  Not too many of those plants exist in my garden today.  

Should be a second day of drying out for many of us so that's good news 

Will do some pricking out and potting up today and cut back some grasses that have been displaying great structure over the winter.  

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 23:26

I have one uncinia in front of a white hellebore....looks good I think.   It is though more impressive in winter and early spring but loses out a bit in summer to brighter things

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