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Latest posts by Verdun

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 07:37

Went through the "keeping runner bean roots in the ground"  phase.  It does not produce a great crop.  Freshly sown beans every year are far more productive. 

"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 07:34

It's human nature, alas, that anything or anyone, is knocked back after being praised.  Apart from being a good doer Rozanne is beautiful too


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 07:31

Morning folks

raining right now but supposed to be sunny soon.  Amazing growth overnight because of the rain and everything looks clean and fresh


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 07:28

Morning Justin

you can divide at any time.....easy to do and they recover quickly.  However they are in flower right now so you may want to wait until flowering is over

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:58

Never had an allotment folks. ,must be another top,notch guy...

did some planting, grass cutting, edges cut, veg patch hoed, and some visualising of planting options.  Have several bonariensis to plant out again........lovely airy colourful structures but need careful siting to hide their awful low foliage.  And a couple of tropicanna black cannas that need more thought as to their homes. 

Always exciting when new plants are in but it's not until their second year that we know exactly what they do, how they grow and how big they will be.  There will be a lot more echinaceas this year too.  

How do you fill a trough

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:49

Can't you plant in the gravel Christine?  A nice shrub like choisya...scented white flowers and attractive aromatic foliage?  yes,,some bulbs too.  You could buy all,the plants you need with the money for that box...?

pelargonium cuttings

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:17

Never rooted pelargoniums in water. 

they are easy anyway in pots of multi purpose compost. remove flowers and buds and most of the leaves.

Weed killing before turfing

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:13

Use glyphosate Richard

leave for couple of weeks and you can get on with your turfing.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:07

Amy.  i think what you are proposing is brilliant and understandable.  Even if you cannot now do it from seed yourself some plants as already suggested should provide you with flowers you want.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:04

Welcome kozihorkan.  Nice to have you here 

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Been knipped.......

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

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

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

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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