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Latest posts by Verdun

Who knows there's a yellow santolina?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:54
It would look superb in a terracotta pot

"desirable" plants that become invasive monsters

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:51
Zoomer, you got the edge on him then can smile but he doesn't know why

Planting Ideas

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:40
I guess there's a lot of truth in what bob says but pyracantha IS very thorny if not dangerous. I removed it from my garden ....wont risk it. Its a vicious brute needing serious pruning. What about a beautiful yellow ivy called Buttercup? This for your winter colour albeit without the berries. In my garden birds do nest in it. I would plant a buddleia in front......keep it unpruned during the winter and hang bird feeders on it. In spring cut it back and it will soon produce growth and flowers to attract butterflies and bees. A friend has this outside her kitchen window and it provides endless entertainment for her as so many birds come to feed and visit.

Who knows there's a yellow santolina?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:23
Mail order. Got a couple but a local nursery sold it too last year. Needs good drainage, possibly bit tender in very cold areas (but cuttings easy) and likes sunshine. Check it out online. Santolina lemon fizz.

Gardens And Beyond...........

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:18
Yes....a fun link, no religion or politics though. Nothing contentious. All for that.

Is it the end for pelargonium?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:52
I take my.cuttings from new plants. It makes them bushier and these cuttings seem to have lots of energy, prob because they are virus free. Plants are old at 3 years and on the wane so best discarded (gosh! Lucky we dont do that to people or I guess I would be discarded too)

All about Dahlias

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:45
.....afterthought, what about including the black grass ophiopogon nigrescens?

All about Dahlias

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:43
Prob not what you're after but Twinings After Eight has the blackest foliage with white flowers and it's a beauty. The foliage is near enough black. I live not far from the national dahlia collection and I guess you could ask there. It's at Penzance in Cornwall. It's on line so maybe email or phone?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:36
You can't stop the cheque Highland Jennie...I got plans for the money.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 15:51
So, everyone who got sunshine I, great expense....can send me a fiver......please! 15 degrees, sun all day. Took my dog to Godrevy beach and he loved it. I will arrange for sunshine for next few days because everyone on this forum deserves it

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

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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