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Latest posts by Verdun

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 22:08

Sleep well then Primrose 

stormy weather

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 22:06

Talking of g.......s, the great Alf Garnet died yesterday ...think it was yesterday.  Warren Mitchell of course.  parents never liked us to watch it....swearing, food spraying from his mouth, etc....  So irreverent.  So funny 

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 21:29

You stalking me Jo.........

boring gardening jobs

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 20:13

my mind is always preoccupied whether in the garden or not but, slightly off topic, why does my nose itch when my hands are dirty or I am carrying something? 

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 20:02

Interesting Richard .....always keen to learn something new 

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:59

oooooooooo matron! 


Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:54

All chemicals are potentially dangerous....

we need to make up our own minds as we do with most everything without anyone moralising about it.  

glyphosate is effective and far as I, and most people, know.  Be sensible,,follow the instructions and wear gloves. It is claimed to be inactivated in the soil.......time will tell.  

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:46 on earth is it wrong?  I accept you have never used glyphosate and I respect you for that  .....!!!   Or have you? 

If you can use glyphosate to suit your purpose then, since it is a useful tool, so can the rest of us.  

I hardly use any glyphosate now ...the bindweed here has long been eradicated allowing me now to garden without it.  A friend had nettles,,bramble, bindweed etc and glyphosate was a godsend. 

i totally agree with thoroughly before spraying.  Sensibly the overgrown tops would be cut down first and the regrowth sprayed. 

I understand glyphosate will be banned soon will make it difficult for weed eradication in future.

(incidentally, twice last week I saw customers at gc buying large bottles of Roundup.  On the way out I asked one of them when he intended to use it.  "Today" he said. he had no idea it would be useless at this time of year yet nobody at the gc told him that )


Geranium cuttings

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:46

DRY for me folks 

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:28

Custard powder?  Will look into that but rooting powder not needed for pelargoniums.  

Yes, polyanthus....STOP watering.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Last Post: 17/11/2015 at 06:29

Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Last Post: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Drat those chains.....

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Last Post: 07/11/2015 at 09:35

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

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Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 18:32

"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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Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 08:47

Taking life for granted......

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Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 00:11

Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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