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Latest posts by Verdun

What my neighbour did!

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 22:05

Well, comfront your neighbour.  Get him to pay for your new climber.  What a b....y cheek for him to butcher your hedge like that.

but your hedge should grow back.  Tell him not to touch your hedge again.  Do you feel comfortable confronting him?

'Dead' soil

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:30

Yes...I assume its the dried, bagged concentrated stuff.

the rudbeckias, are they the annual or perennial type?  For the perennials I would trench in plenty of garden compost or bulky manures in the autumn.

However, mix a few handsfull of dried manure with your soil before returning it to the planting site.  Keep area well watered during summer


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:07

Yvie!   Gulp!  It has been cloudier and misty today.  Very warm, even humid though.  Hope cornwall is good to you.

growing chilli seeds

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:04

So,, hotter the better Stacey?  Plenty of water and feeding?  And keep potting on?

Poor quality plugs

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:02

We have all had a moan about T & M.....only a small minority are satisfied Marion.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:00

Hallelujah Susan. Besides we have done presenters to death, haven't we?


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:57

Heard of water droplets! 

First year growing kmiphofias but I have researched I do for everything I grow. 

i agree with Susan.  If you want to grow them then do,so in the open ground.  There are better suited plants for pots.  Although they want good drainage they also meed good moisture during the growing period.

i grow all sorts of plants in pots as a temporary state.  For anything long term lilke knips then no.  .  

Late Begonias not Geraniums!!!

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:47

Not you again Tingly......ha ha

What have you done so far with your begonias?  I assume they are the right way up? They should not be covered with compost/soil.  Do they feel firm?   not soft?  They should be showing lots of buds now.

i grow a different sort of begonia...small flowered "bonfire" cascading type..but they have been oitside for several weeks now and several inches high with flowers not too far away.  Yours should be seen to be doing something now


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:19

Hello forkers 

damp morning......light drizzle.  Feeling warm and I'm confident the sun will emerge.  I dont really mind....growth is at its maximum now so sun and a little rain is perfect.  Plants have enjoyed this salvia patens though have been slower this year so far

Slow coach hardy geraniums

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:14

Yes but I was only testing!  I knew really. 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

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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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 17:48
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