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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:38

Not sure, in the real world, they are called Mr and Mrs Yvie Stevie. 


Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:26

Well, for me, yes it is knotweed.  


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:16

Too late Fairy.....I'm in the queue 

not much sun....none really...but it's warm and pleasant.

 Planted out echinacea Vintage Wine, heliotrope arborescens Chatsworth, (by path where its cherry pie will scent the air) dahlias Star Child (division from last year) and Clare de lune, and potted on hosta Fire and Ice (I divided earlier this year) into terracotta pot.  Also planted out arctotis its grey foliage as well as the flowers.

ooooooo!  Sun IS coming out......yippee

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:06

Shock!  Horror!  I would dig up those bluebells......give them away or plant them in an area where they can flourish and not invade your ornamental garden Turnipfarmer.  And get rid of feverfew.....seeds everywhere.

Wallflowers yellowing?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 12:23

Yes, sounds like your wallflowers are too wet Sasiki.  Wallflowers like if dry and not too rich soil. Rust wont worry your plants.

Its time to replace your wallflowers anyway now.........drill holes to ensure good drainage and plant something for the summer 

Autumn flowering wallflowers

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:28

Morning Espee

not tried Sugar Rush but considered doing so.  For me wallflowers are about late winter and spring flowering.  Seed will need to be sown asap.

wallflowers all year round?  There are perennial varieties.bowles mauve, for example, thst flower throughout the summer



Posted: 10/05/2015 at 08:22

Hello Forkers.  Overcast but warm.  Will get arctotis, agastache and dahlias planted later.

Hosta, that huge hot bed of cannas and dahlias sounds impressive.  You're Building something pretty special there I think 

not seeing too many slugs and snails right now ....I make the occasiomal night time torch and salt journey but not a great "crop" .  It's ok, I'll make do with pasta. 

Enjoy your day everybody 



Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:16

Oh, been beautiful here.

planted helenium el dorado, canna tropicanna black, agastache tangerine dreams, astilbe etna, staked aconitums, planted out divided eucomis sparkling burgandy,  potted on cuttings of verbena homestead purple, cut front and back lawns and took Spike down to the beach.  

Sowed donut divisions according to Edd's advice but not a nibble in sight.  Will ,keep the faith.  I'm sure they will come good 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:07

Hate bullies Flumpy.  This guy is certainly that.  In my experience bullies are cowards and often back down when comfronted.

depends on how much power he really has over you.  Can you really lose your job if you stand up to him?  tell him you want him to treat you with respect or you will report him.

ok, Im a bloke and we do things differently.  I remember as a trainee accountant a senior guy tried to make my life difficult.  One day, in our very large office he stood in my way and was the smirk that did it.  I simply shoved him out of the way with great force flat across a colleague's desk and walked off to run my errand.  Nothing but praise from my mentor when I returned. never a problem again with the bully.

Flumpy, he is making you miserable.  Can you ask for a word?  Then tell him.  Then walk off After you have said your piece.

Dividing certain plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 15:52

I divide violas....not pansies Blue Dragon.  If its small I would simply pot on.  I cut off all the flowers, feed and water.

this plant you want to divide....tiny purple flowers......if it has runners pot these up.  Can you post a picture ? 

I divide most everything .....anything with a woody single stem would not divide of course So cuttings for these.


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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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