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Latest posts by Verdun

leather jackets

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 17:10

Well, thst's not good enough Sally. 

Are you happy for them to take turf back?  If so, that's what you should do.  

Leatherjackets should not be in that turf if the suppliers are genuine and reputable.

ask to speak with the manager/owner and ask him to inspect the turf himself.  If you paid by credit card you can contact the bank on the basis of not fit for purpose.  

Do you have a receipt?  Pay by cash?  

Be firm and state that the turf supplied is not as described.  Tell the turf supplier you intend to contact Trading Standards if they do not reimburse you.  

mini greenhouse in my shed

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 15:51

That should be fine for overwintering Bonsai Marc.  Seedlings will still need reasonable light but garage window should provide that if of reasonable size 


It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 12:06

Yum yum yum 

pear tree

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:49

Nice to see you Italophile 

Various established plants dying bit by in bit in one area of garden

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:48

My thought too pansy.  

I had phytophthora affect an area......couple of conifers and 2 shrubs were casualties. I replanted with herbaceous perennials .   It is now a far more interesting border. 

When digging out those affected plants check the soil for various signs of honey fungus though 

Rushy, best to dig out those plants asap.  Replenish the soil with compost and consider opportunity to refresh your border there 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:34

Candied rose!   Luverly 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:17

Oooooooooo.....full up already with all those lovely cakes.  Squeezing in brekkie now tho 


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:15

Hello forkers 

beautiful morning.  Just back from a walk to the sea.  Magical...

this is the time of year when salvia Amistad looks at her best......looks just ordinary during the summer but now those velvety purple flowers take on richer fuller colours 

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 22:22

gee thanks people ......Spike will enjoy that cake Dove as will I 


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 22:11

roundup spray should still work now Mandy.  Protect the leaves of your apple tree though.  I find brambles are effectively killed by roundup.  

I dont like the gel form at all. for some reason it doesn't seem to be as effective.

any regrowth of bramble in the spring ahould be tackled asap but bramble is not the most difficult weed to eradicate with glyohosate.

Discussions started by Verdun

Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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