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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:56

Yes Chicky,,pinch them out. 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:42

Yeah! that poldark guy is only 3 ' tall.  and his voice is dubbed.  He  sounds like Mr Blobby really 

Over Wintered Dahlias

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:39

In the ground dahlias will be more,protected than in pots outside donutsmrs. I too have dahlias kept in the ground ..never lost one yet.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:37

I always think of pyracanthas as growing in sun or dappled shade. However, I think they will grow in shade but maybe not flower quite so less berries.

comcern for,me though is your,neighbour......pyracantha is vigorously thorny so will project this foliage his/her way.  No fun in pruning them.  

Cotoneaster horizontallis may be a better choice.  Berries well and shade tolerant.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:30

Hee hee hee ......donuts? 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:28

Jesse,,try to dig as large a planting hole as possible ....break,up that rocky subsoil if you can.  Dove took my words....she always does ..ha ha....but yes, the name tells,you it needs water. you probably cannot over water it in summer.  

Limelight is a different sort of hydrangea needing slightly less water I think.

rather than splash out on buying more hydrangeas concentrate on that planting hole.  Good bulky compost is preferable to too much fertiliser I think.  

Good luck Jesse

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:31

smoss, not an eggsellent idea for me.  I'd rather shell out on Bordeaux mixture.  It's a cracking notion though brain is scrambled trying to work out how egg shells can prevent leaf curl 

Over Wintered Dahlias

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:28

Not wise to leave dahlias outside in pots over winter fleeced or not.  They will suffer for  Sure.

its not just's cold and wet.  The tubers will not cope.  Fleece will only protect by a degree or two but will not keep tubers dry...on the contrary it will make situation worse in winter

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:23

Jesse, did you soak your plants before planting?  Did you loosen any roots?  Was pot dry?  Did you water thoroughly after planting?  Did you remember to water at intervals after that?  Hydrangeas need good water supplies.  If your pot was dry. If your rootball was dry, no amount of watering after will make up the loss.  My sense is that your plant suffers from thirst 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:19

Those computer scammers?  I will repearedly sing a song or act dumb. " Are you going to give me a computer?  A top lap?  I'd love one of those.". We go round in circles because these guys seem not to have a sense of being ridiculed themselves.  

Just read about the young girl attacked and assaulted.  She wrote a moving, quite beautiful letter to her attacker.  Whether it will have any affect on such a scumbag is debateable but the victim clearly has no intention of being such.  I'm currently urging my young niece to go to karate classes.  She already knows how to deal,with an attacker from an extent.  Use maximum focussed elbow power and make max noise.  

in gc this morning to return a failed plant.  A guy already there for a refund was in a foul mood.  No manager and no responsible staff authorised to issue a refund so he took it out on the girl assistant.  When she broke down in tears I attacked the guy...verbally.  Have to say though that the gc with just kids serving isn't on.  However, I enjoyed putting the guy in his place and re assuring the girl assistant that she won't lose her job

lovely day again with lawns cut and a fair bit of gardening done

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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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