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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:22

Morning folks 

not much sun at the moment.  

Well, looks like Dave will be prime minister and Nigel will not  be a  MP..   So much for opinion polls!




Posted: 07/05/2015 at 18:36

Ok, Ive arranged for all of you to have better weather and higher temps this weekend 

my helenium did not arrive so I guess it will be tomorrow now.

in my haste this morning I fell into lavendar hedge, jumped on a viola as I tried to jump onto the path, pressed my size 11's on spring onions and generally was a very clumsy fellow. anyway, all done and dusted so its ok 


Cosmos Seedlings

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 18:25

Hiya John, not sure of the question but they will be fine in cold gh.  Given good light and not let to dry out your cosmos should make rapid growth now.  Pinch tops when about 5" or so high and pot on again to keep them growing 

Should my canna be sprouted yet?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:43

It should be showing signs of growth now Bonsai-Marc.  

.it wont hurt to have a look and dig it up but give it a few more days I think

Weigelas dropping it's buds

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:40

Did you use multi purpose compost again Lordswood?  You meed a john innes soil mix, number 3. 

I think your weigelas dried out.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:38

No showers here....sun all through.....    Rain soon though

Voted for............

Runner beans -slug midnight feast!

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:04

Planted out my runner bean plants today.  Lookimg good but a few holes in the leaves alerted me to slugs.  I always check the rootball before planting out and sure enough tucked in nice and cosy were a few small slugs.

Feeding Cannas

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:25

Well done yvie.  If you know you are right then always complain.  


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:21

Sunny and warm .....planted runner beans out, erected sturdy supports and planted tomatoes in the gh.  I know there is something else I need to do today......


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:16

Phil they all survive down here in west cornwall outside in winter....even flowering then

arizona blanket flower?  Gaillardia

Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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