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Latest posts by Verdun

fox poo on my rose

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 17:20

I once had a fox jumping off a wall straight down onto a potted plant  regularly damaging the foliage.  I put a couple of masonry nails on fhe top of the wall and strung  wire across them.  It worked a treat.  

However, a fox  has regular habits  and if your garden is part of its route it will continue to call. 

bare root shrubs

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 16:23

Hiya keen,

what shrubs are they?  

Anyway, you have done the right thing.  Fingers crossed they will shoot...time will tell.  At least it's the dormant season (in most places) so I think they will be ok.

left a batch of cornetto ice creams  in my boot one summer duly wrapped up in a blanket .......a few hours later not a pleasant sight we have all had our forgetful times 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:46

Hosta..........can't you see the fun of it ?    Can't help the odd chuckle when 

I read some of the posts.....

Life is really too short to be pompous or pretentious  (not you Hosta....don't think you are)  A wind up is see how long it goes is even better.     It's how 

I am 


Spring feeding

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:27

Fish blood and bone provides sturdy balanced growth without over stimulating soft green foliage.    You can also add potash if you want to to your fruit bushes.  Early March is good.  

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:21

KEF "boldly go for a walk" and hope this thread concludes asap.   



vine weevil

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:17

Dorothy did you DRENCH the compost?  A spray or light watering will not be enough

however, I would NOT use provado around edible crops 

take your plants out, wash the roots and replant in fresh compost.  Use a john innes compost rsther than a mpc which weevils love 

Cosmos seedling have been devoured

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:13

Will,   sounds like slugs to me.....check under your pots and trays.  Small even tiny slugs hide there and do dwmage without leaving slime trails

I regularly make this check and now and then I will find them. 

you said some were "pulled up"???  are your cosmos covered ?  A propagator lid would help if there is an invader other than a slug 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 11:04

Quick cuppa.  Phone brought me in from prepping my veg garden.  Beautiful day now...warm in the garden.  soil in veg patch brought to nice tilth and looking good.  So tempted to sow carrots but a fortnight's delay will be better.  Peas planted out and fleeced to acclimatise them a little.  

Will prune blueberries and mulch with ericaceous john Innes

2 shiny freshly washed cars in the drive too...amazing what energy the sun gives you 

Relocating an Arum Lily

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 10:53

Beeman I divide my arum fairly often.  Used to sell them and divide every year.  

Do you want to move it simply hasn't died back? if so don't will be fine 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:45

Hosta, I have come to notice and respect people, not for what "class" they are in  or "standards" they display but for how decent they are.  It is amazing to see the abilities and skills many ordinary, "uneducated" people have.

(I delight in seeing a "snob" trip up on the pavement.

I remember Muhammad Ali talking by satellite to a group of academics here in the UK.  They were intent on ridiculing the great man but he made fools out of them.  I guess he talked "gibberish" but what an inspiration he was world wide. 

Enjoy your day Hosta 

Right.......sun is out so a car to clean 


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