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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:35

Take care then Fairy.  snow?  What's that? 

Osteospermum not thriving this year?

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:55

Nice one Edd


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:53

Getting chilly now but, except for the odd shower. It's been good times lovely n warm..ish!

almost tempted at my gc by its half price shrubs.  I looked in again and tried to,convince myself I need these plants.  And then where to plant them?  a shrub I did want was not available.  I've got itchy spending fingers right now despite having loads of plants in gc, polytunnel, comservstory and outside to plant.  I've made a. Ew year resolution not to buy more plants,but that was intended for 2016


Osteospermum not thriving this year?

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:43

Got me Edd 

I grow so many here and they are all over Cornwall but never been aware of them attracting wildlife

hey! Wait a mo.  You've handpainted those butterflies so I win 

Osteospermum not thriving this year?

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:00

Funny though....I'm not aware of any bees, butterflies on osteospermums..  Not sure they are brilliant for wildlife but humans ....the most important of wildlife! 'em 

plenty of wildlife experts here though so I'm sure one of them will comment 

When to plant out...

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 08:03

Mycchorizal fungi is recommended for everything now it seems.  I think it is helpful for shrub planting.   I would always use it for planting heathers. 

am I the only one not to use bonemeal as an individual product?   I prefer a balanced fertiliser like fish blood and bone 

Hydrangea Advice

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 07:58

Martin,hydrangeas do enjoy plenty of water.  maybe some extra water during summer will help.  I have a hydrangea in a dryish spot and I need to water it regularly during summer.  My recently acquired hydrangeas have better conditions 


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 07:53

Morning folks.  

weather looking pretty good right now.  

A big hole has,opened up near one of our major roads .......old mine workings in the area.  I will do a Dukes of Hazzard and fly over it 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 23:51

Good on you Matty 


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:37

Snot telling runnybeak 

Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

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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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

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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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 17:48

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

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Last Post: 15/03/2015 at 21:06

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 10:17

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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