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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:15

Hey Panda.......cheeky!   Well, me of course! 


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 08:59

Morning forkers

dry, bright and looking good out there 


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 23:18

Saw esio trot too Busy.  Always loved R Dahl stories.  Silly me....I watched Eastenders after.  What a lot of rubbish that is!


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 23:09

Gardengirl, that bread and butter pudding... You know you're my favourite here 

fragrant flowers

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 23:07

Don't forget lilies esp Regale in June/July.  the scent is breathtaking. 

Sweet pea advice

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 21:53

Not an expert on sweet peas but I pinch out the tops.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 21:46

Well said Runnybeake ....same to you too

fragrant flowers

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 21:42

Heliotrope is a fav of mine. grown from seed as an annual or grow the perennial Chatsworth and take cuttings  from it.  The cherry pie bush will fill the garden or add fragrance around doors or pathways

New Year Gardening Resolutions

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 17:44

Yes Edd, except new year resolutions are academic only do lists are actually completed

Very Frustrating

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 16:15

Gardening Addict

your compost?  Is it mpc ericaceous?  John Innes ...soil based...ericaceous is better in pots

skimmias hate strong sun and alkaline soil.  Perhaps you have been watering with tap water too?

for me skimmias prefer being in the ground....some moisture, some shade, neutral to acid soil and not overly exposed to strong winds.  Currently I do not grow them...removed to plant more perennials.....but that's the way I grew them.  For a friend I have them planted in conditions I have described and they look good.

rather than looking at "ferrous" treatments I think it better to look at growing conditions.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 17:48

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Last Post: 15/03/2015 at 21:06

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 10:17

How cruel is this?

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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 13:25

Favourite variety of your plants......

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Last Post: 10/03/2015 at 13:26


Anyone growing this? 
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Last Post: 03/03/2015 at 21:10

Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Last Post: 12/01/2015 at 17:06

Unusual red hot pokers......

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Last Post: 10/01/2015 at 22:32

Mahonia soft caress

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Last Post: 14/01/2015 at 14:14

Dilemma........wot to choose?

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Last Post: 29/12/2014 at 11:03

For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 12:30

Preposterous question....

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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 22:27

It's a big worry......

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Last Post: 05/12/2014 at 12:09

Now then, now then....

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