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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:51

Happy birthday Panda's other half. 

Dahlia pot size

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:48

Watery, a 9 cm pot should be sufficient for tubers from Wilkos.  If not a 12 cm.  pot up in dry compost for now and lightly water in a week,or so.  Pot on frequently as roots fill their pots ...and they will grow fast now.  One tuber per pot.

i grow dahlias by reporting often and have several in large ....5 litre or larger.....pots.  They will grow and flower well if well fed during the summer, esp if john Innes used. I also grow them on in pots ...for reason you give...until I know exactly where I want them in the garden.

Help rejuvenating a water lily.

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:49

Every 3 years or so....according to my whim really ....I lift and divide water lilies.  They separate easily.

hiwever, they need to be replanted less deeply until leaves start to float again and then you can lower into the pond.

this is ideal time to divide but would not leave it much later.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:44

Good luck today with the ortho, oreotho, orphepedic..........knee consultant  Hostafan 

Blueberry advice please

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:41

Cheerybeth, phone Dorset blueberry company.  They will advise you on varieties.  

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:39

Thanks Rodgy-dodge for your question..  I forgot so will set recorder 

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:37

But logic says you cannot dig up bindweed. Those brittle roots snap and multiply and every bit grows.   I tried in a friend's veg patch because she insisted on no chemicals.  It is still a problem there.  And will be until chemically eradicated. 

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:33

Morning Alan,  not sure about that..I.e liquidising that mushy fertiliser.  If not too much can you mix it into your compost heap?  However, I would not use it at all.


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:30

Er...good day 


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:29

Hello forkers, esp the chilli master Stacey 

another good looking day to come....mild and sunny.

will give the first of Epsom salts spray on camelias, rhododendrons, azaleas, peaches, and one or two others today.

have God dat everyone

Discussions started by Verdun

Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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

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

Oh eck!

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