Latest posts by Verdun

Tried and tested solar lights

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:24

Got several solar lights around front and back....cheapos from poundstretcher.  80 p or so.  Some have lasted 3 years and the rest are in their second year.  discreet and delightful.  anon by day and bright by night.  

I use them to reflect grasses, create shadows and shapes, on high and low in the soil and give light to see.  You can have great fun with them 

Don't be tempted by those expensive lights...they are no better and usually far more intrusive.  They last no longer.  


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:15

Nice aren't they flumpy ?  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:12

You too wonky 

Hostafan ....

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:27

Fireworks is on my list now.  A beauty 

Glyphosate alternative

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:16

Never hosta,  and I wear gloves and spray low.

it prob is a dangerous chemical .....use sparingly 

Hostafan ....

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:09

Hey tetley, they are much bigger than mine???  Superb 

fire island didn't grow for me and I was offered a replacement. 

will post some of mine ....Liberty is looking good, first frost, halcyon and couple of others...but well behind yours Tetley. 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:01

Hey!  That's how I see it too 

Rhubarb Removal

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:39

For me Stockbridge Arrow is unbeatable 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:38

Sel la vie P 

just enjoy every day. ,it's what I try to do 

bare honeysuckle- is it dead?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:35


honeysuckles do sulk a little after my experience anyway. 

Why do you think it was "diseased"?  

I have a pair of different honeysuckles over an arch and earlier this year pruned both very hard.  Had little time over last 2 years to prune them.  They were slow but now growth is good.

do the remaining branches look dead, twiggy, brittle? 

Give it a couple of weeks ...the recent rain will help as will the increased recent warmth. 

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