Latest posts by Verdun

Perfect weather

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 16:18

Ditto GD2.........when weather is like this we want to get as much done as possible don't we? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 15:33

Hello GWRS

I use it as a treatment for gooseberry mildew and sawfly.  It is a natural product that doesn't interfere with wildlife as far as I know.  It seems to be effective.  It was unknown to me a couple of years back but someone here...forgive me for forgetting who.....suggested neem oil. i have used it also on hardy geraniums to ward off geranium caterpillars that can devastate them.  Seems to help with mildew on scabious too 

planted Ruffled Swan, cut front and back lawns....again !......and checked plants for health.  Loads of fruit buds on peach trees    Beautiful day, peaceful too.  A walk to the beach with Spike was enjoyable too so plemty of fresh air today.  

(whisper it........little voice in my head told me to order a phenomenal newish foliage plant.  I could not resist.  Intended to buy 2 but I was strong and ordered 3, er, I mean one )

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 12:14

Anemone Ruffled Swan Beaus Mum......when it arrives. 

Cut solanum album back hard,,sprayed for peach leaf curl before bud burst,,sorayed gooseberries with neem oil

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 08:17


oh! It's not real 

is it? 

Looks good tho ........

Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 07:55

Thanks kleipeiper...will check out prog about Cornwall later 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 07:53

Will be planting out today and some seed sowing.  Temps day and night supposed to hover around 10 degrees so perfecf for planting.

enjoy your time in the garden Beaus Mum 


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 07:50

It's not real Bushman 

wish you well Pat 

morning folks....colder but dry and pleasant.

plant delivery as well as small seed delivery expected today 

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 07:44


(usual prcedure is for the birthday girl to bring in cakes )

J Parkers let down

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 18:53

RonD, never yet has a supplier not EVENTUALLY responded satisfactorily to me.  refer to a garden forum you are on, refer to your rights in law, refer to the action you will take if no response within 3 (whatever number you choose) days.

recently, because an order was 3 weeks overdue, I sent 2 enquiring emails.  a token response from them produced no delivery of goods.  A deadline email produced an immediate plus another free of charge.  

earlier this evening local restaurant was very slow in providing food...very slow.  I asked for a free starter and a free dessert.  Full now 

alas, we have to FIGHT for our rights folks 

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 18:47

So many "organic" ways recommended to protect plants but I wonder who decided they actually work.  Sand and grit?  Thousands crawl across the sand dunes here  snails crawl over the rough textured surface of my home 

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