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Latest posts by Verdun

weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 15:52

Crafty ozwig .....impressed 

Weed membrane good or bad?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 15:48

Spot on Lou.  That's exactly,what happens.  I have had to dig out masses of long, long bindweed roots after lifting membrane.  

bindweed has such reserves that it is a difficult plant to control without chemicals


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 13:01


my best plant in flower at the moment?  Its a time of richness right now so hard to choose....big  cannas in majestic flower, heleniums, dahlias, and wishes is lovely.....    Nothing is really going over as yet and miscanthus and panicum grasses are adding their flowers  too.  From a small tuber canna tropicanna black is huge.......8' tall at least.  Amazing shiny black foliage.  It will be moved to a more spacious spot after flowering and I'm expecting great things from it next year.  Can recommend it folks 

my best wishes to you too Pat.  Hope everything turns out well 


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 12:23

Peach tart.........


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 12:21

Sounds like you have them in pots granma.....?

if newly bought and small put them in gh or coldframe.  You could plunge the pot in the ground and fleece the top during cold nights.  Make a sort of tent...short canes with pots or jars on top and drape fleece over and pin down.  



weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 12:14

A little late for resolva now though ozwig.  

( you just like using your new drill don't have you?)


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 12:12

Hmmm!  Plants ordered on ebay not arrived.  Not usually my thing, to order on ebay, but its twice now that plants havent arrived.  No great loss...plsnts cheap and small...and I will get money back but its such a waste of time 

nice here.......sunshine and high cloud....

I read that those giant slugs I posted about are now making the headlines.  my plants seem unaffected though.  Smoked kippers and bananas for old dog pinched a kipper.  Well he just stared at me, all sad-like, so what could I do?

hoping to get grass cut later

Weed membrane good or bad?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 07:23


weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 07:20

A picture would help Bill......sure there are unnecessary (imaginary) worries added here 


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 07:18

hello forkers 

lovely morning.  Back from walk to the beach...dry,,warm and blue sky


Discussions started by Verdun

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

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Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Last Post: 17/11/2015 at 06:29

Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Last Post: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Drat those chains.....

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Last Post: 07/11/2015 at 09:35

Wot's it all about.....?

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Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 18:32

"Experts" we go again

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Last Post: 20/10/2015 at 23:23

Best late flowering clematis?

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Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 23:19

What new plants will you be trying?

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Last Post: 21/10/2015 at 20:07

White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 08:47

Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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