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Latest posts by Verdun

planting fruit trees

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:00

Definitely no to mpc for your trees Vic.  John Innes no 3 for me.  And if you must use pots get biggest possible. No I wouldnt add any feed now either.  

most Mediterranean plants are a big no for clay.


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 16:54

What a coincidence.  My neighbour just popped in.  She has a row of pampas.....maybe 5 or 6.....that her elderly husband now finds difficult to cut back.  She asked if I will do this for them.  So a job for me maybe over the weekend . Definitely not for my garden.  That sharp foliage ever increases until you suddenly realise you have a real problem 

embarrassing plants Woody?  Artemisia (except powys), euphorbia griffithi and oxalis purpurea.

been good weather here today and quite mild but raining now

Winter project

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:30

Esspee, a work of love there I think. lovely 


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:27

Any black spot Berghill?  Past 2 years have seen an increase of this on my hellebores.  for this reason I burn or take leaves to local dump.  Started regular seaweed sprays last year as an experiment to see if black spot could be reduced.  based only on trace element content and tonic to leaves????

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:22

cards on the table. I am amazed that someone has posted this thread using my name.  How could this happen?  I'm so upset I've  given up donuts today 

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 00:03

......the good guys

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 23:58

In case I have not already done so, Plantify is excellent too.  Reasonably priced, well packed and of good size.   

Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 22:31

Not tried Tribute Fishy.  Lots of different brews down here though

Just for the record......I'm sure everybody knows this thread was just to provoke and in no way reflects my true thinking.  My feeling is that we are all equal if we are decent people.  No one better than another.   Even tho I am rather special!  

Shredded branches as mulch?

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 22:26

At this time of year it should be fine.  In spring add fertiliser.  Agree if chunky they are best not around small plants that would be swamped.

slow growing crocosmia

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 19:17

Charliebot, I think phlox has become an underused plant these days. Many have wonderful scent. Eelworm has been a problem for me with some varieties and they need decent soil to look at their best I think

Discussions started by Verdun

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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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

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

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

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 17:48
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