Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 16/05/2016 at 16:35

GD, if you used mpc and planted in the sun and not watered enough....or rootball was not pre soaked....your cordylines in the sun would suffer, esp if it has been hot.  Cordyline DO like fhe sun and being on the dry side but all plants need some water esp initially.  

So, I think in the shade your plants are simply not drying out as quickly.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 12:56

This is silly PD.  

of course I have no wish to fight with you or anyone.  

Out of the blue my name was mentioned by you.......please stop. 

Foxes & Cats

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 12:49

Love that story Tomsk 

a fox regularly calls here and I see them every day on the towans leading to the beach.  they seem less nervous of humans and dogs now I think.  They stroll around unbothered.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 12:44

People been busy this morning so I am inspired to get out in the garden myself later.  

My own beans have been growing outside for some time now

a very warm day but rain in the forecast ......could use a bit of rain now 

Garden Mint

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 12:40

LeifUK I agree with you......vine weevils love mpc and thrive in it.  Garden soil mixed with mpc or john innes attracts less vine weevils. 

Vine weevils this is tempting fate ....are not the problem they were.  Nematodes, provado (cannot be used together in same spot) and catching the adults has helped.  Plus regular autumn divisions and cleaning of plants like heucheras. 

Mint?  Oh yes you can kill it.   Overwater it or let it dry out too much (in pots) will seriously damage it but generally in the garden soil it is indestructible 

Help with mail order plants

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 12:32

Always assumed ebay was a risky venture and avoided it.

however, I do now use ebay, selectively, to buy plants.  Perfect Plants, for example, have been first class as are one or two others.  Cheaper prices  but excellent quality.  I am careful and am yet to be disappointed   

Many suppliers on ebay are determined to maintain a good reputation 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 12:22

Hey!  We do not exchange pm's PD.    I sent you a PM a few weeks back to suggest a truce when things were getting difficult and that is all. 

Let's keep people's names out of this ....PLEASE .  Very disappointed to log in and find my name featured again.  

I have been posting low key lately to mostly answer questions only  to help avoid issues.   I contribute to EU thread cos everybody else does.

for the record it is pleasing to see so many now posting how they think on this soon-to-be-over subject.  I respect all for and against postings. 


Posted: 15/05/2016 at 21:08

A lot depends on which type of acer...those with dissected leaves are more easily damaged by wind, sea air and strong sun.

I have just the one...difficult here as sun is strong and the sea is near.....and it is in a large pot situated in a corner sheltered from afternoon sun and winds.  It does very well

Linda, next to water is lovely if you can also give it shelter. is it possible to plant something taller on the sun side?  A tall miscanthus like Variegatus ...which has a clean white/ green leaf......would good colour contrast, shape contrast and create dappled shade for your acer.  

If you have to move it give it as sheltered spot as possible, avoid draughty spots and a god soil...doesn't need to be acid as some suggest. Cold winds will devastate an acer esp in early spring

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EU. In or Out?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:31

Mynx, I think the same.  Cameron will not allow us to leave without one heck of a fight 

most I have asked are voting to leave.  

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:20

This  talk of re negotiating is unnecessary.  Countries are queueing up to trade with us .....Australia, New Zealand and others in the big wide world out there.  European countries are not foolish enough to stop trading with us anyway.  

Cameron will next  claim we will be bombed if we leave the EU such are his hysterical claims now...lfar fetched?  Just watch 

we have the chance of a lifetime to build a great country, a safe country with tight borders.  I hope people keep their nerve and vote to leave.

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They wont catch me......

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Oh dearie me!

Hand slipped and...... 
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