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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 13:41

Cornwall has won rugby union County Championship . Dont want to boast at all 

Epsom salt

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 12:26

Oh yes wont address iron deficiency for example but epsom salts can be very effective 

Garden preogrammes on the web

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 08:21

Much appreciated thread.  Thanks Kleipeiper 

Preparing hard-packed soil to start a garden from scratch

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 08:17

No to rotovating.  Digging is good for a number of reasons.  By digging you get to know what your soil is like...a basic understanding of it. Digging gets deep into the soil........dig at least a couple of spits...deep trenches...and incorporate as much compost as possible.  You can remove perennial weeds and roots.  The soil is then ready for planting but always use extra compost with everything planted

Do elephant garlic flower produce seeds?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 08:13

They produce jumbo seeds.......

Epsom salt

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 08:12

Epsom salt is a cheap source of magnesium. ...a great tonic for all kinds of plants.  Where slight chlorosis occurs epsom salts is useful.

i use it on tomatoes and plants that sometimes suffer here...lupins are much better here with a couple of sprays. camelias,,rhodos,,azaleas etc benefit from a spring and autumn spray

new Lupins gone all brown

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 22:27

James,,time for lupins to frow aplenty yet.  Get them planted, water well, watch out for,slugs amd snails........the more tatty a plant is the more likely it is to be attacked......remove dead or dying leaves and any broken stems and feed them.  Flowering will be a little later that's all


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 19:58

Winter, you can use it as a beautiful container 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 19:56

As always Marion, lovely.  Your obvious pleasure comes across womderfully.  Thanks 


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 18:27

Cannas in flower hosta?  Bloomin eck........thought I was early in late June. 


Discussions started by Verdun

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: Yesterday at 17:08

Is this an arrogance?

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 10:09 likee

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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 21:59

Disappointed ..

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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 12:47

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 14:41

Well the girls are better

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Last Post: 06/07/2015 at 07:39

New garden prog just about plants

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 23:34

Spring onions

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Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 22:02

Oh come on......

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 13:51

Alan's new series

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:05

When is a scented rose not......?

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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

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