Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 15:00

Ha ha, I recognise Star Child  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 14:56

Ditto GD....sunny and breezy 

in the walled gsrden here it is very pleasant

bit late but my overwintered pennisetum rubrum is flowering now.  Got it with convolvulous cneorem and blue linum perenne.  Hopefully it will flower for several weeks yet 

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 14:00

Very nice Fairy 

Autumn Lawn Feed Question

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 13:58

Sounds like you had loads of fun there too Frank 

Turfed Lawn

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 13:56

I think many of us suspected he was a cowboy Grandad Al.  Don't waste any more time on him.

as Fairy said, Let us help you.  Can you post a picture?  

Lawns can easily be improved  

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 12:21

Now we are getting somewhere.    Slats to cover the tank and Gal can do some colouring in ...on paper.

Of course,,colours change when in the sun or in the shade.......??  Right now the sun is lifhting up tbe and hard surfaces both.....;  later the colours will change somewhat as it darkens????  Will still look good  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 12:09

Oh rot!  

No gardening yet but I hate cooking 

burnt my sausage rolls.  Why don't they heat them up in fhe shops?  How can they expect me to watch the oven every 5 mins???  

Autumn Lawn Feed Question

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 12:03

Frank, expert info always valued.  

Have a member of the family who also works on Bowling Green and golf course and he talks exactly as you do.  The dedication, fastidiousness, the treatments all to produce that perfect green carpet. For him and his bosses  this work is essential.

like you I leave grass quite a bit longer......people seem obsessed with scalping their grass, less mowing they think, and then wonder why weeds and brown grass appear.  leaving it longer means it stays green longer esp in hot weather but I mow twice a week if I can....doesn't take long;  a medium lawn and a small one...and this helps keep weeds in check.

Will be out there again later....ah! The  smell of mown grass and those stripes (Love my stripes)  

Underplanting Mahonia Media

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 11:47

Not immediately in front....a few METRES  in front, for a summer show,  I have crocosmia Lucifer forefronted by persicaria red dragon and geranium Orion.  Red Dragon still looking good and Orion is starting to flower again after being cut back 3 or 4 weeks ago.  Surprisingly eye catching and no work at all 

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:44

Hey Fairy!  do your magic powers include reading my thoughts???  Scary 

thinking exactly the same thing.....   

Gal, take time out to do just that.

at least we all agree about screening the tank 

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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

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Well, he won but.....

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Sssssssscared or what?

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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

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Nice gesture but maybe more?

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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HEY! This aint right!

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Cosmos xanthos

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Those who don't have grasses!

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Where are they coming from?

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New GW...??

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