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Latest posts by Verdun

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:24

I think Caroline you mean pennisetum.  Have you got a variegated form of it?    

It is a warm weather grass, i.e. It makes its growth in early summer.  I have a couple that have recently started flowering but it is earlier down here.  Another,,Villosum, that flowers late.

no, don't move it.  Don't know about "soaring" wont make the height you bought it as.....but it will flower at about 60 to 80 cm soon enough.

don't feed it, etc., don't hurry it along.  All in due time 

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:14

hackonechloa..grass..makes a feature from early spring to late autumn.  turns copper/orange later.  a simple pelargonium makes a splash of colour all summer too


Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:11

an old ceramic sink that I turned into  a stone trough...will be used this autumn for alpines


New gardener here

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:38

Hello Sarico 

well it sounds great.  A sunny side and shady side.  

perhaps a ph test is first see what you can or cannot grow. then think about structure....the build your garden around.  Do you want a fruit and veg patch, a pool, a paving area?  Whatever,,it's all exciting stuff to think about, plan and build.



Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:31

Welcome Bushman 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:18

back to phone camera

canna tell you Edd


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 14:31 aussie land again or its this lager 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 14:30

For those not liking grasses look away now.  you're missing something though.....the sound of rustling grasses on a quiet day like today is magical


calamagrostis Overdam and Morning Light.  Heleniums foreground and background.  

space between new plants

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:51

Bandita, agree with the others.  Dont worry for now.  You will quickly learn how various plants grow and spread and then you can lift them,,move them and divide them.  

Close planting eventually is a big no for to give plants space to give off their beauty.


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:47

Less, less, less for me TheGardenGoblin.

i know aquilegias are greatly cherished but they are weeds as far as I am comcerned. Wont have any in the garden.

they all seed so,,as Nut said, keep an eye out for them.  

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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