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Latest posts by Verdun

new to gardening

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 09:12

A golden king holly would look good right in the far corner Shanjo.  It's one of my favourite shrubs.  It has a naturally conical  shape, has wonderful variegated foliage and easy to grow.  You will never tire of looking at it. 

Mulching and garden gravel

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:50

Morning Andrea.

move gravel to see if there is a membrane.  A membrane can be a total nuisance.  It makes it difficult to apply mulch.  If no membrane scrape some gravel away and put down a good thick mulch of compost or manure...pelleted chicken manure is good to mix in with compost as a mulch.  If there is a membrane you will need to peel it back to apply a mulch. 

new to gardening

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:44

Morning shanjo.  Welcome 

some good advice given but the forum is here for discussion and advice at any time.  Maybe a picture of your garden to give us an idea of what you have. 


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:41

Morning forkers

lovely winter's day.  Quiet, sunny, dry and no wind.  Birds singing....nice 

could do some work in the garden but will give it a miss

late to bed and then mobile rang chauffeuring services required again followed by a couple of hours of re assuring and comforting. 

Ah well!    Have a good Sumday folks 


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 22:30

Hello buzzabugs.  Great name.  Look forward to your posts 

When to pot

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 21:09

Lettuce would be good now.  onions too.  


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 21:06

Hey!  Respect please for your superiors girls 

be grateful.  We gave you the vote too !

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:15

Ok Runnybeak 

just replied 

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:13


Hello. I'm new!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:10

Hello Pammy and welcome.

I'm the most modest member here 

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