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Latest posts by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 23:52

Once made a pink Busy Lizzie ball ha ging basket ....looked amazimg. ,I had a load of cuttings from a friend for it so cost me nowt. 

Pinching out

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:49

Yes.  For sure.  Pinch out cosmos and do so a couple of times at least.  More flowers, sturdier growth and bushier.  

Rhododendron black spots?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:47

The leaves will,drop off anyway 

Last year's carrots

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:45

I grow red runner beans 

Red Robin

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:37

Arthur, are there any buds on your red robin?  If so cut back to those buds.  However, it is an evergreen shrub and should not have lost too many leaves this winter.

cistus?  Depending on variety. Some are vigorous and best planted in the open poor soil.  There are some compact varieties that could go in a pot but I don't think they are really best in a pot.  

Rhododendron black spots?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:33

Sam I wouldn't worry about them. i have several azaleas and rhodos in pots and some have leaf spots. Otherwise they look fine.  Be careful not to overwater if ground is heavy though

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:30

Had a few hanging baskets...quite good too if I say so myself (and I do )  however watering twice a day, dead heading....just too fiddly


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:28

Yes I do.  Especially to help harden them off.  Used currently for carrots for carrot fly and at sowing time to protect onions (from birds) beetroot etc.  also fleece peas to prevent maggot fly at flowering time.  Very useful.  I have just planted out sunpatiens in a trough and despite the warm weather they are covered at night for a short while.  

Giant Lupin Aphid

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:24

Just keep an eye on your lupins and spray before the flower spikes form. first came across this lupin aphid a few years back...I under stood it to be an American type.  A single spray in the evening is usually enough I find.  

Cant remember name of shrub

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 16:51

It IS a pieris 

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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