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Latest posts by Verdun

Foxgloves - Illumination Pink

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:27

Yes I bought illumination pink 2years ago.  Survived 2 winters and flowered for most of the summer but last summer disappeared.  Don't feel they are truly was always a doubt for me.  Got white foxgloves this year instead which will be as advertised, viz., biennial or even annual. 


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:20

Not too bad a day. ,bit of a chilly wind though

finally haggled a deal for audi A1.  Think sales guy was a little confused.......broke up his rhythm a few times the deal was slightly improved on closing.  Trouble is Renault sales rep called to see if we had made up our minds yet as did VW guy.  Feel esp sorry for Renault guy because he threw everything at the deal. 

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:18

It's a hit and miss situation every year I'm afraid.  For pots I mix in a little of sieved soil and grit.  

The mpc's though all attract vine weevils.  Perfect for them. 

Garden edging

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:13

Metal edging a big no for me.  Wooden can look too contrived and detract from the plants.

I edged lawns and borders with concrete ....sounds awful but actually very discreet and durable.  not noticeable that such an edge is there.  I followed curves and shapes and the colour has simply mellowed and toned in with soil colour. 



Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:06

Looking promising Yviestevie 


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:45

Been a lovely day here but rain has arrived.  Very high tides over the weekend mean problems for low lying areas, rivers etc.  worrying times for people there. 


Daphne is too big for her boots!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:36

Rosie, you dont say which varieties they are.  However, none of them are too keen on being pruned.  They are all highly susceptible to virus and virus transmitted diseases.  I agree with Dave and would only prune after flowering.....would wait a couple of weeks or so until weather is warmer too. If they really are too big then prune to make as compact as possible without drastic cutting,  Its  not about losing next year's flowers but more about not harming the bushes.

deliberate or not

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:30

I think Joe makes a lot of sense.  Best way to go Annette

Hello everyone

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 11:37

Welcome Madges-plot.    Look forward to your posts 


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 07:19

If you feel the latest car issue is connected to the previous repair then argue your case  Punkdoc.  Easy to say but try not to get too stressed by it all.  

Hello folks.  Overcast and a bit dark so far.  Feeling quite mild I think.  

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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