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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 14:36

Very, very hot 


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 14:27

Trouble is for every bit of advice there is an opposite point of view.  Pruning or not pruning blueberries, for example.  The simplest solution therefore is not to prune if it apparently makes no difference.

for me pruning makes a heck of a difference.  Compact bushes, easy to pick and better quality of fruit. 

.......makes no difference this year to me as my greedy blackbird is taking the lot.  My fault for not netting in time . Hundreds and hundreds of blueberries but as soon as they turn blue he gobbles them. netted now.


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 08:01

Hello forkers. lucky thing.  You can watch and rewatch the budget for ever and ever 

beautiful morning.  No wind.  Gigantea is absolutely still.

Bloomin blackbird got in among my blueberries again. very complacent  this year and have to accept he will eat the lot. I have large cannas very close to blueberries making netting v difficult


Disappointed ..

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 07:47

Well, had reply.  Just a defence and excuses from them Re the difficulties of sending plants in flower,  i wont accept this though. Next day delivery paid for so not good enough

Disappointed ..

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 23:59

Oh,,alrighty then Gardenmaiden. it will help a little 

Woody Hydrangeas

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 23:57

It's what they do benjy. select one or two branches now if they have no flowers and cut them,hard back to the base. Or,,after flowering do it then.

Disappointed ..

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:59

Thanks Susan...the tasties are helping 

Disappointed ..

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:05

No...I will Dove.  Honestly.  I can eat yours and Wonky's for you . I don't mind doing that for you

no Tetley, they are plants not available in gc. ,

as long as I have them that's the main thing.  I will now just make sure I have plants filling 5 litre pots by autumn.  I prob would have cut one back and planted the other out for the aummer.

Hydrangea paniculata Sundae Fraise

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:59

Or now into the ground voyagerxp...?  Much better in the ground.  Not really one for a pot.

Disappointed ..

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 16:49

Ok, that might help a little Dove.  How much ice cream?  Will there be many  raspberries cos my disappointment is huge 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 11:41

Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 19:29

Boring, boring rosesN

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Last Post: Today at 17:41

What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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