Latest posts by Verdun

Runner Bean Trench

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 17:39

Successful show then Chris

you weren't tempted to tamper with first prize beans? 

Cutting Verbena

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 17:37

Impressive Chris ....well done 


Posted: 01/09/2016 at 16:55

No Stephen.  Looks superb.  Taken cuttngs/pipings?    Still time to do that for replacements


Posted: 01/09/2016 at 16:53


Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 15:24

Cheek of some people! Had a policeman call at the door asking if I would help with their enquiries 

had people calling all the time because I would buy something occasionally.  Penny dropped that info on the grapevine suggested they call here.  now I don't buy I have very few trying their luck.  I am always polite unless salesmen are forceful.  

Summer fruiting raspberries

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 13:52

Janet, is your soil alkaline?  

Raspberries will struggle if so.  

First thing to check...a cheap ph tester will tell you 

we can then look further if soil level is fine 


Posted: 01/09/2016 at 13:06


lose the grass??? 


what else soothes the soul better than a lawn?  The smell of new mown grass?  What else sets off plants better than grass?  A garden without grass looks incomplete. 

if you feel mowing is beyond you djddee then fine, get rid, but it is gentle exercise

perhaps treat yourself to a small cordless mower....very lightweight, quiet and folds neatly away.  Mowing is little more than walking with it

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 12:45

Sounds idyllic Frank . enjoy the day  

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 12:43

Singing Gardener,

i would move them.

i had Goldsturm growing in a poor soil area and they sulked. 

they are now in a few areas of the garden where the soil is good but bolstered by mixing in compost Etc at plamtimg time.  They are mulched in autumn too.    They are thriving....tall,floriferous  (been flowering since mid summer with no sign of flagging) and vigorous.  they are watered in dry spells.

you could pot them up to plant out in spring SG 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 11:01

I am a meanie Joyce.....sometimes .  I will keep them in over winter and cut back in spring.  Even more economical 

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Well, he won but.....

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Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

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Nice gesture but maybe more?

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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HEY! This aint right!

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Cosmos xanthos

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Those who don't have grasses!

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