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Latest posts by Verdun

Red currant shrub

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 17:20

Flora rose, move it now for me too.  However, if it's an old bush it would prob be better to get new variety.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 12:35

Fidget, well, I have to say I do like loo rolls.  Far better than squares of newspaper hanging on loo doors.  Progress is wonderful 


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 12:16

Great to hear from Stscey isn't t?  

Its a beautiful day here.....spring has come.  

Worked on friend's garden and, if I,say so myself, it now looks a treat.  Hellebores were grown over with old leaves and debris, snowdrops exposed, new shoots appearing and old Woody stuff removed.  Daphnes, sweet box and other scents added to feeling that it's a lovely day.  And the view?  St Michael's Mount seen in the distance.  And a nice cool.lager to whet me whistle 

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:16

Happy birthday Pauline . And to fidget's mum 

Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:30

Years ago I received Bakkers plant catalogue.  Everything sold in it was new, special, rare, etc and to make it more so .Bakkers decided to use their own descriptive names. 

newspapers often advertise plants like this too.  Don't be conned .....check out plants before you buy folks 


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:25

Hello forkers 

dry, less cold and a lovely day in prospect 

planting and sorting friend's garden this morning.  but found my wellingtons.....bootiful.  


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:50

Isn't it funit that you read what you want to?  Thought Bekkie said "you want a sweetie"?  Just then. 

Got my mum's ashes today.  Will be scattered in at least 4 different places over next few weeks. 

Few questions, any ideas?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 16:26

The scent from sarcoccoca wafts on the air.  No something you go up to to smell.  

if your plant is small perhaps you need to wait another year but the scent is distributed. Patience for next year then.  For me all the sarcoccocas I've grown are highly scented.  

move camelia and rhodo now if without flower buds.  Easier than most other plants to move.  Make sure soil is acidic, at least for rhododendron.  And water well, even now.  

Oh, give your viburnum time.  It will just want to grow in preference to producing flowers so let it do,just that for now.

What does this mean???

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:44

Pretty safe down here now 


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:43

Haggled over deal for new car for my niece.  Fun n games.  Their starting point is such a joke but luckily we move on from that v quickly.  Getting there but always keep a card or two up my sleeve.  Her car in for service this morning.  We agreed price then garage decides to charge her a bit more.  He sees me, I say "you  sure"? and price drops.  "Any discount for the scare"?  I said and a tenner knocked off .  Love these games.  

Lovely day.......except for the odd shower.  


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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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:05

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

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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

Nematodes for carrots....

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Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 20:31

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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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