Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 12:50

With the odd exception, no, I would not feed now 

Gardening Books

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 12:47

Picked up a few gardening books for 50p each at Costa yesterday.  (charity stall there)

Will sell them on the  forum for £5 each 


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 12:41

Punkdoc,,that is such sad bad news. Life throws up such awful situations at times.  Hope you all as a family can deal with your mum's blindness. 

Dove! What can I say?   Lay off the booze during the day?  Won't say that    Recover soon 


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:19

Well done Marion.    The girl did well 

Beautiful pictures as always  Marion. 

Identifying the tree these shoots come from pls

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:14

Language Philippa 

In my neighbours garden yesterday and he has a stag horn. Beginning to show autumn colour .....AND the suckers are everywhere.  In his lawn, in the shrubbery.  Sbk in shrubbery and maybe a lawn weedkiller in the grass but he has a problem 

Kallen, treat with sbk wood killer 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:05

You did great job there Coys.  Amazing  transformation.  

Perhaps one or two winter plamts?   Hellebore maybe?   


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:01

Hmm...feels cooler this morn  Prob warmer than it feels and sun is forecast 

Little change in the  garden.......dahlias, heleniums, rudbekias, asters, etc........all standing still flowering their cotton socks  off (you didn't know they  had socks did you?).  So nothiNg too much to do right now.  

Just a taster in GW with those  salvias.  too brief for me ....although I grow a few I,would have liked to known about any new varieties.......ooooo, suns burst through 

Hospital rang late yesterday afternoon to say my mum was agitated and "hit a nurse with her stick".  It seems the truth is she fell against a nurse. I've experienced a few times now where hospital reporting has been inaccurate and misleading so I've learned now to be careful,what I say and to correct them at such times.  As in everything too there is good and bad...some nursing staff are kind and some not.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:59

Just read this.....sorry to hear about your friend Lily.  


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 18:18

Afternoon FORKERS

Not,quite as sunny but still very warm today

Haggled a discount on bed for my niece, used a discount voucher the date of,which had just  expired (but they accepted ) and claimed replacement/refund on bed bought nearly 3 years ago on one bought 2 years plus ago.  Feel quite chuffed.  Nothing in garden centre to tempt me

Yet to see gardeners world but pelargonium cuttimgs are not too difficult if kept on dry side in my experience.  

Powdery mildew on honeysuckle

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 08:07

Oooooo, could have been me saying that Dove 

Wouldnt spray with fungicide now either 

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