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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 13/01/2013 at 13:34
Hiya lyn. Do you take new guinea cuttings and place in water or pot on? Always did ordinary ones in water?


Posted: 13/01/2013 at 09:49
I've not heard of those. Will look them up thanks


Posted: 13/01/2013 at 08:36
Is anyone growing busy lizzies now? I grew a few last year from my,own cuttings and they were disease free. Also growing new Guinea varieties. Busy lizzies are perfect for a couple shady spots in my garden but it looks like this option will now not be available. Anyone growing. Sunpatiens? How do they compare?

Carol Klein

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 19:55
Oh, that's a pity if it's a repeat. I hadn't seen last nights prog before but I guess I may have seen some of the rest.

Carol Klein

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 19:12
Not too many of our tv presenters show the enthusiasm for plants that carol Klein does. She knows her plants and ENJOYS growing them.

Winter wonders

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 19:07
I find alstroemerias easy to grow. They flower for such a long period but......they go through a dormant stage in mid summer, for me. creating a "bald" spot in the garden when it should be at its peak. I now grow dahlias, cannas, miscanthus, etc., etc., around the alstroemerias that completely hide them at this time. Always learning in this garden game!

new years resolution

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 19:00
Hey, if I am on tv I will give you a mention Artjak........for a small fee!

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 18:58
I try to sit in the garden but I'm soon doing something in it. But, gardengirl, I think it's good to look at the garden at times to decide what you dont like, do like, want to change, etc. Although not always wise, I will move things in full flower if I think they look better elsewhere. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, I guess, and always trying to improve. Even now, you could walk around your garden, maybe sit in it if not too cold, and plan some changes or anticipate new plantIngs. Not too keen on annuals .....but envious of those who can use them to brilliant affect....preferring perennials, shrubs, etc.. What do others think? Annuals or perennials?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 13:07
Sunny, quite warm. Showers earlier. Looks lovely for taki g dog to the beach

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 23:43
Popped into a local nursery today to see what they will be growing this year. It's an ambitious nursery with owners keen to grow new and exciting plants and our conversion was long and enthusiastic. I had a hand in suggesting plants to sell and will defo be buying plenty of plants in the spring...despite my resolution not to be tempted.......

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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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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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