Latest posts by Verdun

An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 08:55

An open letter because I received several pm's asking about this.  It seems one or two have been told and the word has spread. 

I don't know the answer ....hence the open letter.

other opinions are not relevant are they?  How can they be if nobody knows the answer?  

Daniel hopefully will reply and we will all there really anything wrong with this? 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 08:51

Logan ...gotta laugh 

when I go to the beach in the morning a power walker often comes the other way.  She's like an express train....sounds like one too 

my old dad...ex army boxer .....always believed in early morning exercise.  He reckoned the air was freshest and purest.  

An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 08:45

An open letter to Daniel!  

Lets just await his reply to a very reasonable question.  Dont make more of this than it is

many forums post who the administrators are and it causes no problems at all 

Garden design - blank canvas

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 07:47

Espee is right,,,,get some climbers in there Nick 

looks excellent though....can see how hard and skilfully you have worked 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 07:43

Two walks Logan?  You must be fit? 

Should we start a thread with pictures of our walks? 

New plants....Who wants them?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 06:49

Perki, Black Adder may not survive the winter where you are but no problem.....take cuttings in spring.  Look for basal cuttings.  Or take cuttings during the summer.  Then you will keep it forever.

calamagrostis is a wonderful grass.  Karl Foerster is a mid summer flowerer with delightful purple/ grey,flowers.  Sited with the sun behind it is magical.

Logan, my uncle once grew a rhubarb he called Grandad's Favourite.  Two things...he reckons that was the correct name.  It was also the most delicious rhubarb I have tasted (nostalgia does wonderful things though) 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 06:39

Morning chatterboxes 

Aym is correct....back from a visit to the beach.  It is glorious.  No wind, sunny, sea mists, peaceful and lovely.  

Hopefully some work in the garden later

re your dahlias aym......don't overpot.  Don't stick baby dahlias in large up to it.  to look good they eventually need to be in minimum 5 litre can plunge in the ground or have them as free standing.  Why not have a mixture.  Plunged they seem to be less prone to drying out . However, far too soon to be plunging pots just yet....a June job I think 

An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 06:30

hi Daniel

the forum has changed technically over the past year or two....some like the changes some not too sure yet.

However, has the administration changed too?   Do we have a system of administrator/ administrators now running the forum?  I am aware on some forums this is the case but understood GW forum was simply managed by one person, viz., Nora with you yourself having oversight

If we do have an administrator/administrators how is/are they chosen and what responsibility/ties and power/s does/do he/she have?

I ask because one or two have suggested the administration has changed.  It would be nice to know what the hierarchy is here.

thank you

Help with salix flamingo

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 23:13

Sue, it needs moisture and good soil to do well.  A dry position is not suitable neither is growing in a pot for too long 

do you water, feed and mulch it?  These things make a big difference.  

The final point is, when you planted it did you tease out the roots and did you soak them?  Too often neither of these is done 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 19:08

I will grant your wish Andy. in two weeks 

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