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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:35

Here I am Dove. 

How did the tories do that?  Isn't it time the pollsters were sacked?  But good to see the back of Cable,,Clegg, Alexander and Davey .

helenium el dorado should be here today.  Got a few arctotis to plant out...bit of gaudy colour to go with the serious stuff 

Prune a Buddleja

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:24

Sounds good to me Dave 


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:22

Morning folks 

not much sun at the moment.  

Well, looks like Dave will be prime minister and Nigel will not  be a  MP..   So much for opinion polls!




Posted: 07/05/2015 at 18:36

Ok, Ive arranged for all of you to have better weather and higher temps this weekend 

my helenium did not arrive so I guess it will be tomorrow now.

in my haste this morning I fell into lavendar hedge, jumped on a viola as I tried to jump onto the path, pressed my size 11's on spring onions and generally was a very clumsy fellow. anyway, all done and dusted so its ok 


Cosmos Seedlings

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 18:25

Hiya John, not sure of the question but they will be fine in cold gh.  Given good light and not let to dry out your cosmos should make rapid growth now.  Pinch tops when about 5" or so high and pot on again to keep them growing 

Should my canna be sprouted yet?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:43

It should be showing signs of growth now Bonsai-Marc.  

.it wont hurt to have a look and dig it up but give it a few more days I think

Weigelas dropping it's buds

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:40

Did you use multi purpose compost again Lordswood?  You meed a john innes soil mix, number 3. 

I think your weigelas dried out.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:38

No showers here....sun all through.....    Rain soon though

Voted for............

Runner beans -slug midnight feast!

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:04

Planted out my runner bean plants today.  Lookimg good but a few holes in the leaves alerted me to slugs.  I always check the rootball before planting out and sure enough tucked in nice and cosy were a few small slugs.

Feeding Cannas

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:25

Well done yvie.  If you know you are right then always complain.  

Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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