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Latest posts by Verdun

Autumn planting of Alliums (not!!)

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 13:01

No, not at all ewor.  How deep did you plant them?  I always plant bulbs deeper than usually suggested.  I would be inclined to spread a little mulch around them but really not necessary 

Colditz escape!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 12:58

diggingdoris, so you dug a pretty bug tunnel then to get out?   I would say a mouse  or rat simply tunnelled IN.  A friend of mine had a lot of such holes around her gh.  I put a cement edge around it to resolve the problem.  I suggest you block that hole....a stone or two and then re cover with soil. Check too for other attempted entry points 


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 12:06

Hosta, one month over the warranty?  Use the classic. "Fit for purpose" line and take it back.  A printer should last for more than one year.  You may have to argue ...don't swear, keep calm and speak to the manager.  Never fails for me.  Recently had issue with hedgetrimmer out of warranty.....eventually I got a replacement

punkdoc's other half.....please pass on my best wishes to him.  

Wet morning.....not heavy stuff but peristent.  How can I sunbathe in this? And its so dark today.  Just had a 'orrible thought.  What if its wet on xmas eve?  Elves and safety rules now...from EU....say reindeer can't fly then.  

Jo, your garden is going to smell sooooo good with all that fresh manure   I remember covering my whole front garden in fresh seaweed....loads and loads of it.  It did reek, according to others,,but since the sea isn't too far away I didn't really notice it.....too much.   Seaweed is the very best compost .

on the local news a body has been found in nearby woods.  Nice xmas for the family.  Just hope it's nobody I know.  

Further on the electronic scams be wary too of cold callers.  A highly suspicious guy was about yesterday. I caught him peaking through the windows.  said he was looking for someone.  Don't think he will call again though.  Guess he was looking for xmas presents......


Buxus or Taxus?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 07:48

Tetley, I grew crenata golden gem .....think the name is correct.  I found it a weak plant that struggled to make any impact.  Never looks healthy I think

Yew would be an expensive edging ....fine if it was for a regular size hedge Flo but for such a low height is it worth it?  


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 07:42

Hiya Bella.  Welcome to the forum 


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 07:41

Morning folks

some rain here but I managed a walk to the beach in reasonably dry weather.  I never take a torch but I now recognise who's coming by their and their dogs' lights.  

Just a if anyone needed it.....spams are abundant right now.  "pay pal" invoices easily filter through with the xmas purchases.  Had one earlier that...for a few seconds...had me thinking.  The most realistic to date.  However, the clues are there.  Most importantly, never reply via their sites or be tempted to click anything out  of curiosity.  If in doubt log in directly to pay pal.  These scammers are increasingly more adept and cunning.  


Anyone else still mowing??

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 23:26

Ewe gotta be joking birdyboots 


Posted: 13/12/2015 at 20:38

You have just added to it Chris . Does it make sense now? 


Posted: 13/12/2015 at 19:19

Just a thought...a realisation Dove.  Miss Marple doesn't drive, does she?  But you drive a convertible.  See, Holmes is fhe name.  cecil, er, I mean Sherlock 

worm casts

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 17:40

Ian you really can't kill those worms.  

I admit I used to....a special worm killer.  I quickly realised the chemical was persistent and could filter through to the grass where young children and my dog played.  

I understand your frustration.....I wanted the perfect lawn too.  

Posy's solution?  Do you really want moles....mole your lawn?  Then you really would have a terrible lawn.

Ian, don't brush wet worm casts.....they won't disperse and will make a mess of your lawn.   use a stiff broom when dry. Avoid using organic feeds on your lawn

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