Latest posts by Verdun

Soil Preperation

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 12:47

Meomye, anything organic and now is a good time.....better before winter started.  Compost, dried manure, mushroom compost (not for ericaceous plants) plus organic fertiliser like fish blood and bome or chicken manure pellets.  Dig in as much as you can.

dig at least a spit's depth and mix in compost throughout fhe soil.  Plant after a couple of weeks or so and a mulch afterwards finishes to whole thing 

Plant supports

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 12:41

Nothung better than bamboo canes Typhoo. It.'s what I use for natural looking,support


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:35

oh yes...get dressed first Dove.  Gooseberry thorns not pleasant 

not me and Spike Dove....those were the seals re released into the sea.  Wot you sayin? 

Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:29

Morning kleipieper, enjoyed yesterday's progs.  Thanks  can you hurry up Gardening Australia please ?  ha ha 


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:27

Morning folks 

beautifully sunny right now    Wont last though  Horrendously wet yesterday and overnight.  Ground saturated and a forecast of vicious winds and more rain so I am enjoying this respite of sunshine 

keep warm,,safe and dry folks 


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:22


Hortico, interesting post.  No abuse I can see.....none at all.    Nora is sorting out the forum looking to improve it.  I have commented about certain aspects of it that I hope will be considered.....simple as that.  If we do not say what we feel about things the forum....any forum....would become very bland.  Hopefully by voicing our views we can get things as we would like them to be.  Too many do NOT speak up and then have a moan.  Pointless then   

Ha ha.....I agree with your views about cakes though........and babies, and Poldark and housework. (Ssssh! I skip these bits )    We blokes are into more important things  

Dove, I must have missed your post because I didnt read anything untoward from you to me.  Nothing to apologise for. 

We really need to put things into perspective folks......this morning I heard from someone whose family and her have suffered horrendously.  In addition on the local radio a guy spoke of a difficult time he has just emerged from. 

let us have a gripe occasionally here, permit someone's moan,  but then let it go.    It is the fanning of the flames that causes the problems 

Am I allowed to be disappointed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 19:55

Nice Victoria 

Am I allowed to be disappointed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 18:21

I sense that others too may have substandard seed so it is not petty at all jekyl.  

Am I allowed to be disappointed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 16:18

Yep, of course you should be disappointed jekyl.   Complain immediately.  

Dahlia's - recommended sources?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 16:16

Yvie, they tend to grow to order so won't  supply as quickly as you can purchase in store. However, they will come soon enough, don't worry. we do things "dreckly" down here 

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

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why did we worry?

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