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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 14:05

roasting here.  

Breaking tools?  I go through a pair of secateurs every year, sometimes 2.  I break trowels for a pastime, even bent a crowbar trying to lift part of council comcrete intruding into a friend's garden.  My pride and joy stainless steel spade was broken trying to dig up a conifer.  Clumsy?  Me?  

Right off to beach with the dog

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 13:56

Agree with you Dove. A nurseryman down here is regularly winning gold at chelsea.  His talk is infectious, his plants amazing and his knowledge obvious.  

The specialists focus on the plants

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 13:34

my choisya ....12 feet high and very fragrant


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 13:31

shot of taxus coppershine.....turning orange now....euphorbia polychroma next to berberis astro nana


Newish Turf

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:21

Morning green guy

i would have used a straight granular lawn feed unless your lawn has weeds or moss.

make sure ts watered in well even if rain is forecast.  Try to keep up with regular mowing...once a week and dont mow too closely.  

Raking, aerating, spiking, etc can all be done in the autumn so for me it's feeding, watering and mowing.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:13

Plants.  The new ones but all types of plants.  I'm not interested in behind the scenes stories.

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

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 07:33

In all seriousness, some of the worst driving is around a local primary school.  The majority of drivers are women and they are BAD.  I dont know why but increasingly bad drivers both male and female.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 07:30

Warm and sunny.  Some rain....drizzle...overnight

have good weekend folks 

Peat free compost

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 23:20

Most composts now are awful.  I bought a few bags from my local asda store .....not good at all.  

For temporary ...seed sowimg,potting on before planting out, etc.......usage these composts will do a job.

for more permanent jobs john innes is the answer.

for summer displays I mix in dried manure and it helps give body and nutrients.

i think grobags will be just the same Ivyhouse 

big plants or little

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:47

A 3 litre plant should be perfect for planting now. Perhaps a 5 litre if you can.  A 12 litre plant is a big no from me.

Discussions started by Verdun

Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 10:09 likee

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Disappointed ..

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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 12:47

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 14:41

Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 22:02

Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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