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Latest posts by Verdun

Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:53

Depends where you bought it Sal.   Some garden Centres, like Wyevale, offer a 5 year growth guarantee.

i will be returning a perennial that clearly has died on me over winter...will wait just a while longer.....and get a refund.  


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:49

Hey!  Missed that.  "Cakes and chocs"??   Giving away?  

Just "repaired" someone's computer...over the phone. .  Suggested a logical solution and it worked.  Now the word is I'm an expert.  I wont repeat my solution will demean my expert status.  

Have a feeling Irelamd will beat England today !  

Overwintered Onions

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:05

For over wintered onions I would simply apply fish blood and bone to provide sturdy steady growth from now on.  

I understand Gwen's's how I used to grow onions to achieve large show off types.........feeding with nitrogen before the longest day and then change to high potash.....but it can produce lush soft growth that for normal summer onions means they do not keep well I think.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:59

Did some potting up, etc., pruning hon eysuckles and pruning blueberries.  Only just warming up to full power gardening 


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:56

Paul, hollyhocks are prone to rust.  Best not to grow them again. That spray is pretty useless I think.

you mentioned climbers growing over the decking.....what exactly do you want?  Tall plants?  If so delphiniums could be an option.  Or foxgloves?  Or how about a climber to train against a fence? 


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:16

If it "revives"Paddy it's unlikely to be diseased in My opinion.  A deciduous azalea would behave like that   


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:48

I resemble that remark Dove.  I most certainly am as beautiful as Angharad Rees. Same Celtic origins too.  

Pruned back a pair of honeysuckles over an arch, potted on lettuce, potted on couple of salvia Amistad, agastache summer fiesta, black adder, blue boa and a blue salvia micryophylla (name unknown as gifted to me). Prob get mower out as it's still a wonderfully sunny day.

fed a couple of slow to show was an especially good yellow variety ...........

Can my dying rhododendron be saved?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 12:52

I think it may be phytophthora.  A wet pot over winter is far from ideal.

i dont think it will recover.....had experience of this 2 Years ago when someone asked me what has gone wrong with her potted rhododendron.  It was very wet and all but dead.......crispy drooping leaves quickly turning black and dropping  

If mine I would not water it and hope for some signs of new shoots but fully expect it not to recover.  Sorry Lena.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 08:49

Hey....I'm on the telly!    


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 08:18


Looking beautiful out there this morning.  Sowing lettuce and prob cut grass.  

Discussions started by Verdun

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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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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