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Latest posts by Verdun

Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:38

Once took a supplier to task....a dutch sounding nursery?......for both written and visual description and got my money back.  Kept the plants, of course. Still get their catalogues 

Talkback: 10 single-flowered dahlias

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:34

Bee good honey 

e-mail warning

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:33

Thanks Nanny.    Appreciated 

I, like many, am inundated with these emails.....from banking, to pay pal to google to facebook.....everything.    I try for a daily check....I delete even tho most are in my junk box.  Never be tempted to click on them.........many are so convincing.  The message is.  " if you didn't ask for it don't open it" .  A daily update on virus, etc., programme is part of my regime.  A different password for every account too and change them at least once a year. 


Talkback: 10 single-flowered dahlias

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:23

Christine, some are more vigorous than others so check on your packets' descriptions as to size, etc.

those tiny tubers, if started early, will make large or even very large plants by summer even in containers.  Remember too they will make even bigger plants next year.

yes, a heavy pot if possible but at least use john innes compost....this adds weight, holds onto nutrients better and dries out less quickly.  A top dressing of gravel too adds to the appearance 

re cane supports, go for a tripod system and tie tops together.  A single cane is rarely robust enough.  You may have a dwarf variety or two that will not require supports 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:15

Nowhere safe from flooding Hosta.  Still lucky compared to many. keep that knee dry and warm 

Gardener Survey

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:26


Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:22

Tootles, touching up doesn't even cover it.  Add the hype that goes with those pictures and you have something really, really, REALLY special..  And at BARGAIN prices too. And be sure to HURRY.    

(If you had those (enhanced) plants in your garden they would blind you anyway) 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:18

Flumpy, you can anti itch cream

we have been hit very hard here Marion with the rain so I will pop in for some of your soup 


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:08

Interesting info Clementine.  Always learning something.  ,thanks,

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:01

A 5 mile band of the heaviest slow moving rain I've seen for some time is wreaking havoc down here.  No sign of it easing either. And loads more forecast.  

In view of this I will be cutting the grass and fine tilthing the veg patch .....NOT 

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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WATCH OUT...........

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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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David Bowie

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

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