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Latest posts by Verdun

How to tie a conifer

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:18

Paddy, use galvanised wire....not too thin, not too thick.  Tie it in to maintain its shape at bottom and mid way.  

I do this with taxus and junipers to keep them looking good.  Wires are not seen.  Adjust leaves to camouflage wires.

Ants in pots

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:31

I think we have to accept that we mostly just move ants on.  In pots water seems to make them pack their bags and move elsewhere.  

Often in a compost heap ...I think...there are dry spots that ants help create

Honeysuckle won't flower

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:28

So you water it Parky? most honeysuckles need a reasomable amount of water.  so, I think a lack of water 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:26

Lovely morning.  Few days ago strong wind and rain was forecast for this week.  Forecast today is not too bad at all.  So yvie might get goodish weather after all.

hell folks.  

Got some cheap plants coming today and tomorrow......varieties I want but to grow on for the summer.  No unallocated spaces left in garden anyway.

have good day everyone 

Ants in pots

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:30

Best way to get rid of ants in a container is to water it.....compost, container and local area.  Had ants in peach tree in container.  They moved on after a couple of soakings

Pat, ants can harm plants by undermining the root systems.  Prob by causing them to dry out,


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:24

Yvie, thats good.  


Box plants to make balls

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:22


I hate that cage system.  I would go by eye and allow them to enlarge Red 

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:19

But the hosta, for sure, will be fine. ,

(2 to 1 Edd......tee hee hee )


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:17

Hey Wonky.  I isn't afraid of nobody.  If your oh was standing in front of me right now I would punch him bloomin hard in the knees.

Box plants to make balls

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:14

For me, you start shaping asap. ,

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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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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