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Latest posts by Verdun

What sells well at charity plant sales?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:18

Pelargoniums of course .  Cuttings of all types including scented are easy and cheap and desired 

daisies of all kinds too

for seed annual heliotrope ....the scent will help you sell out 

new to gardening

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 09:12

A golden king holly would look good right in the far corner Shanjo.  It's one of my favourite shrubs.  It has a naturally conical  shape, has wonderful variegated foliage and easy to grow.  You will never tire of looking at it. 

Mulching and garden gravel

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:50

Morning Andrea.

move gravel to see if there is a membrane.  A membrane can be a total nuisance.  It makes it difficult to apply mulch.  If no membrane scrape some gravel away and put down a good thick mulch of compost or manure...pelleted chicken manure is good to mix in with compost as a mulch.  If there is a membrane you will need to peel it back to apply a mulch. 

new to gardening

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:44

Morning shanjo.  Welcome 

some good advice given but the forum is here for discussion and advice at any time.  Maybe a picture of your garden to give us an idea of what you have. 


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:41

Morning forkers

lovely winter's day.  Quiet, sunny, dry and no wind.  Birds singing....nice 

could do some work in the garden but will give it a miss

late to bed and then mobile rang chauffeuring services required again followed by a couple of hours of re assuring and comforting. 

Ah well!    Have a good Sumday folks 


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 22:30

Hello buzzabugs.  Great name.  Look forward to your posts 

When to pot

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 21:09

Lettuce would be good now.  onions too.  


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 21:06

Hey!  Respect please for your superiors girls 

be grateful.  We gave you the vote too !

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:15

Ok Runnybeak 

just replied 

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:13


Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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