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Latest posts by Verdun

Echinacea problem

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:51

Dried manure if applied too thickly in hot sunny weather can be disastrous for plants.  Killed a whole greenhouse of tomatoes many years ago. Dried manure in the planting whole plus a thick mulch.  Hot sun the next day and the "fumes" we're fatal.  

Outdoors plants like Phormiums, lupins and others suffered badly with over use of dried manure.  Noticed this too with mushroom compost in the past but suspected chemicals ....possibly weedkiller remains......in the mix.  Mushroom composf now has less chemicals I,think so,prob not a problem now.

Over concentrated fertilisers or anything can be harmful .....little and often is better 

White astrantia

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:37

Nut, have to slightly disagree .....I have astramtia jumble hole.  Full flower now and has been for a few months.  Not small though 

I am myself looking for another white astrantia  

Richondac, why the need for it to be small?  Do you mean height or width or,both?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:30

Yes Bekkie.....Virgo.  September 7 is a momentous day 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 17:37

For free woody?  Great.    

Yes, KEF, too much sun down here.......i feel sooooooo guilty 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:40

How about heleniums in there Woody?

My birthday too in September......we will make for a congested birthday thread!  

For,those of you not enjoying sunshine, it is beautifully sunny and warm here   I'll send it to you........Perhaps 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:23

Morning everyone.  Rain overnight but not too much I think .  Bright and sunny but far from cold.  Not the heatwave of couple weeks ago but still very warm 

Local.....big chain...garden centre is advertising big discounts but these are only on plants either going over on not in pristine comdition. Otherwise they are very expensive.  No wonder we are going online.

 

Deepest red astrantia

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 23:50

Just seen that thread Stephen. 

Echinacea problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 23:48

Weedkiller been used nearby? 

Has any dried cow manure or,similar,been added,to,the compost?

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:09

Always learning aren't we Matty?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:01

Oh, hope you  haggled for that new laptop Dove.  Let the seller know you are looking at his rivals' products too 

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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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Black Friday bargains

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Any other dodos out there?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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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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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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