London (change)
Today 16°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 11°C


Latest posts by Verdun

my pictures

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:37
Hey jatnikapyar, you've just made me 10 feet tall. Thanks for that.

Best tasting early peas

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:39
Im always looking for the sweetest tastiest early peas. ..meteor, Hurst green shaft, etc. growing Mangetout this time too. Will be sowing very soon so which are the tastiest peas folks?

my pictures

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 12:47
No don't open it .....really am sensitive about doing that. No, just "designed" it as I went on. I do get comments from people but you guys on the forum have been very kind. Always learning....learnt a lot from this forum even from comments I disagree with because they make you think. Won't go overboard but wil post hellebores and then front garden in the summer

my pictures

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 08:56
Discodave, no gardening is a passion....or plants are....but I'm a lazy gardener too so don't spend too much time in it so annuals, apart from pots, are excluded. I guess lawn mowing occupies as much time as anything else in growing aeason. Plenty of mulching in autumn to keep weeds down and growing plants that should thrive helps to keep maintenance down. I can't paint, sculpt, make things so maybe gardening is my chance to be "creative" discodave.

my pictures

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 08:40
Morning gardening grandma. Yep loads and loads of mistakes. The temptation to plant things I "liked" but without any regard to whether they were suitable or not. Now, I try to give the right conditions to each plant so each one,thrives. Impatience so cutting corners always causes problems so now I try to take the time to think a little more. That part of the garden is prob 10 years old and it really is very low maintenance. Right now it's full.of hellebores but when these are over that summer picture emerges, with the addition of a few tender perennials. Although maybe costing little more, it's best to plant a few quality plants than a load of cheap space fillers..viz., If there's a plant you want look at the varieties and get the variety you really want.....e.g. Don't just get any old astrantia, look at the newer ones and plant one of those so that you get the colour you really want. Better to fill spaces with annuals for a year or so whilst you build up your knowledge of plants, your soil and your comditions. Oh! Dont over plant for one season.....choose good plants to cover all seasons. Hope that doesn't sound pompous....gardening isnt meant to be too serious!

my pictures

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 23:42
Hiya busy lizzie.....not really shy as such, just bbbbbbbbit bbbbbbbbashfull. No, it's not my style but I see the need to share gardens and ideas and I have a passion for plants as many do on this forum. I think my front gardens best so may post pics of that later. Thanks for all those kind words though folks

my pictures

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:44
That's sounds exciting both to plan and plant. A friend has a few acres of garden space and occasionally I plant up new area for her. I widened a border in my front pride n joy..last winter and it was great fun selecting plants and deciding combinations so I sense you will enjoy all that too.


Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:59
You can do this now with good rootball. Replant bit deeper and, leave this bit for a week or two, smother with compost. Your heather will root into this and send young shoots up. But, I have done this. I think it better to start again with new plants, maybe with better varieties.

February in Your Garden

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:04
Bunnysplanet, I will post pics of hellebores. ...posted some summer pics so will wait a little while before I bore you with more

How should I prune this

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:53
Ha ha, only joking! Well done Bev.

Discussions started by Verdun

Impressions of the posters here

Replies: 160    Views: 3018
Last Post: Today at 10:57

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Replies: 72    Views: 2292
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 14:30

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Replies: 9    Views: 291
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Replies: 26    Views: 733
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

Replies: 42    Views: 1058
Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Replies: 14    Views: 283
Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 19:00

It's my birthday

Replies: 251    Views: 4905
Last Post: Today at 13:14


Replies: 47    Views: 959
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:25

They're bossing it now........

Replies: 23    Views: 535
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:18

Love your garden

Replies: 27    Views: 650
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:56


Replies: 65    Views: 1391
Last Post: 16/08/2014 at 23:56

hardy geraniums pictures

Replies: 16    Views: 441
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 00:44

Is mahonia invasive?

Replies: 20    Views: 519
Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 12:44

Blue foliage

Replies: 21    Views: 708
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 02:44

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Replies: 73    Views: 1878
Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 21:27
1 to 15 of 174 threads