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Latest posts by Verdun

Cosmos flowering

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 20:41

Soil  conditions too rich and I bet you've been watering regularly Amadeus ..??  If so your cosmos will simply grow and not flower. Grow hard for compact free flowering cosmos

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:54

Nice border chris 

Oky doky beaus mum, will get decent camera ASAP.  

Thought about posting twynings dahlia but's too damn hot .......(lovely really)

Oh dear, oh dear oh dear!  Nobody's mentioned my classy jokes.  I guess they are pretty poor really?   I'm not too upset. ,I'll be alright,,I expect 

Perennial lobelias

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:50

Seaweed spray does seem to put off slugs n snails....somewhat.  If it rains the effect is lost though.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:35

Kitchen gardener!  How perceptive and accurate you are.  Yes....I am the star of my garden.  

....(...two jokes on radio just heard.  mr fruity is a greengrocer.  Mr Willie Tippett is a dustman.  Had to smile at that )

Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:31

Point I tried to make is that those conifers have been denied access to light.....moisture etc too.....for quite some time.  Watering won't make any difference now.  

When planting initially shape plants like conifers to be wider at the base 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:27

Zoom in by all means beaus mum.   Currently my camera phone doesn't produce great clarity ......looking for decent camera though.

The difference with jumble hole ...apart from flower which I height of flowers and lemgth of flowering.

Nice blend of colours Wendy 

Prob won't show  today but, at last, dahlia Twynings After Eight is massing with flower.  This has darkesf foliage of any dahlia I know

Astrantia Addict

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:17

Colours on Astrantias change slightly because of soil, aspect, moisture and if newly divided or planted.  Variety too of course.  


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:13

Hello forkers

Beautiful Morning.  Already very warm.  

Bekkie, Bekkie, Bekkie.  Back to bed?  On a day like this?  Look. Have your brekkie Bekkie and rise n shine 

Dove, have great day 

Folks....give Clari time to pee 

Beaus mum, not got hedgehogs at the mo. ,painful comdition! 

Busy morn.....things to sort

Have great day folks



Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Well, if you want more flowers....why else do you grow these things? deadhead. 

What the experts get wrong

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:55

Experts always see what they want to.  They are often blinkered and lacking in my humble opinion 

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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