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Latest posts by Verdun

Californian Lilac

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:54
Hoya Roly, do you know the variety?
There are tall, short, medium,and spreading ones
It.makes a difference when deciding where to plant them but best in the ground. I think they prob prefer slightly acidic soil but I agree they will grow in neutral or alkaline soil too
Envious of your 22 degrees

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:47
Morning folks
Tempted by a few hot pepper plugs yesterday even though it's really too early for them


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:34
Brumbull white feather looks wonderful. Will need to keep.out of direct summer sun I guess? How much shade? That double pot may actually encourage slugs ....they would love that hiding place between the two pots.
Growing next to purple,.orange or red Heuchera or in front of berberis atro nana it would look superb.
I want that hosta now ....I will need to cut back on my Cornish pasties though to get my,pennies together.


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:25
Morning Brumbull.....morning folks
Dry here and not too cold.
Won't sunbathe today

Plant cuttings?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 19:10
Gardengirl, you may well have seedlings from your verbena popping up soon. They usually are seen late summer into autumn though.
Because its mild where I am I am able to take cuttings of osteospermums right now but generally bit early for cuttings.
You can split plants now and look for self layered ones though and pot these up

rabbit proof plants

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 16:18
Daffodils and lavender I think are fairly rabbit resistant as are geraniums. Rosemary, helichrysum ..curry plant....and other "herbs" too

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 16:14
Chris, was the bottom of the compost very wet? Was compost fresh or old and maybe unopened bag?

Only Three

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 16:07
Hellebores, Salvias and geraniums


Posted: 23/03/2013 at 13:21
Morning, again. Meant to comment on last nights gardeners world prog. I thought t was very good this time. Enjoyed it all.


Posted: 23/03/2013 at 11:48
Hey, let's just laugh at this guy. Look carefully, all of us, and do what I did ignore

Discussions started by Verdun

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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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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