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Latest posts by Verdun

I'm scared!

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 19:10

I know where you are coming from Dove.  Once I have decided something I impulsively make a start......committed then.  As long as I'm sure it's what I want to do and have worked it all out.  Then I'm all attack and energy.  Satisfying.  And usually it works out just fine.  

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 19:01

Be sensible tho Lyn.  As long as the tops of the roots are just visible that is deep enough. They need some anchorage 


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:59

Delightful Marion.  Thanks 


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:57

Evening folks.

Just had meal out  with family.......I chose (surprise, surprise ) all you can eat buffet. Two waiting and immediate satisfaction and, two, so  much grub.    Ok, greedy you may say but I hadnt eaten since lunchtime 

Been largely reasonable weather.....odd drizzle now.  

best ever here for daffs....have hundreds of em.  Bit "loud" but spring is allowed to be loud.     With all the hellebores competing there's a lot of colour right now. Plus tulips, hyacinths primroses etc this is hardly subtle time of year. 



Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:29

Used to lift and divide peonies every year without problems.

Sunshine and shallow planting for me.  Those roots seem to like being baked.  

Peonies will usually grow well enough but to get those flowers its shallow plantIng.

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:22

Well, how considerate is that? Whoever it was left you some money for the inconvenience 

Are these some kind of daisy?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:17

Just cottoned onto this.  Yes, osteospermums but the more tender ones

I take cuttings in the autumn sizeable potted plants now.  It's not so easy to get non flowering shoots as every piece seems to have a flower bud.  So I take cuttings on otherwise suitable material and remove the buds.  Rooting is it as fidget suggests with 50% perlite.

(I will also take cuttings soon from my potted plants and expect rapid rooting to make garden size flowering plants this summer)

Add Ash to Soil ??

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:09

My two pennies worth.  

I would not use ash from any treated timber ESP in veg or fruit patch. Not  too happy with treated fences anyway near edible crops.

As a layman, my instincts tell me poisons and chemicals in the wood would be released into the atmosphere at the burning stage.  Possibly such elements would be deposited onto the soil. I remember burning old wicker rocking chair once and the fumes were bad.  

My veg amd fruit patch is as healthy and free from toxins as possible so, as I'm doubtful, I don't do it.


I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 08:02

Definitely Keyser

A fun thread and fun replies.  


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 07:58

Hello forkers

Cloudy but dry.  

Heleniums expected today.  No more plants will be purchased.....unless I am tempted.

Wildlife pond taking shape now Dove.  Exciting 


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