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Latest posts by Verdun

water lily

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 13:39

pot it up.

it needs dividing too so won't flower as well as if could do.  You could have at least a couple of plants there but keep plants of decent size.

use a basket too.  And aquatic compost.  Gravel on top.  And not to plant too deeply to start with.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 12:26

Latin names are so important.  I tend to forget I'm using Latin names when talking about plants when it may sound pompous sometimes.  However, talking to nurserymen, etc., it's the most  natural amd easy way.

Latin describes any plant accurately to help us choose exactly what we want 


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:23

Sunshine further west. Hostafan 

Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 07:07

Yes my dicentras are showing plenty of foliiage as are most perennials now.  It all depends on temperature, situation, location and light.  But don't worry Gillian I'm sure yours will be showing soon but don't investigate ....those shoots are brittle.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 07:02

Hello forkers.

first to post at 7am 

had a little rain last night....first for a while...but dry now and calm.  Freshened enerything up 


Help with fertiliser

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:12

Certainly use an organic fertiliser.  An artificial one will simply scorch.  Pelleted chicken manure is good too

in autumn try to get plenty of bulky organic matter onto your soil Sarah.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:08

No time for gardening but fed lawn.  Good timing because the rain started just as I finished.  Well, I do have influence 

It's my birthday

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 17:29

Happy birthday flumpy. 

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:51

Never been convinced about the Xhose.  I went for a better quality hose......10 year warranty I think, kink free and is perfect for me

Shazzycat, if your,x hose has broken in 2 years then another will do the same. Return it saying "not fit for purpose".  It should last longer than that so I would go for a conventional hose as a replacement.

if you,got to,the supplier with calm confidence you should get a refund or replacement quite effortlessly 


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 07:55

Hello forkers 

cloudy.  no wind. Dry. Might nip out and apply lawn feed later.  Forecast not too good for the week 

envious of those who can grow those blue poppies. enjoy the skip filling Punkdoc 

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