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Latest posts by Verdun

Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:42

Brilliant colours there Brum.  Can't hope to grow those here.  Grow 2 dissectum purpureum varieties very well though


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:38

Hee hee hee, (schoolboy) snigger, snigger snigger. 

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:36

I do it differently.  I do incorporate plenty of compost, manure etc into the onion bed.  I do it about now.  In early spring I consolidate the soil and add organic fertiliser like fish blood and bone.  When I plant out sets or onion plants they then go into firm well raked soil.  I get good size onions


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:17

Intended to buy some new hostas earlier in the year so will now seek out some recent introductions.  There are some nice small varieties now too.

Agree with Mattbomsai1 about leaving divided clumps unpotted  over winter.  I do that too. 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 16:38

Oooooooooo. Must type in naked ladies then 

And ladies in the bath 

Need a rub down with a stinging nettle now..........


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 16:35

to get jammed-in plants out of pots I cut around the rim with long serrated knife and  as deep as possible. Then levering with a trowel and lifting at same time. Offen have pot upside down. Never had to break a pot yet.  With things like hostas a knife down the middle too helps.  I split mine  every two years if only to enrich the compost in the pot. A divided hosta planted In fresh compost ...for me...produces a bigger and better plant than one not divided.   


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 16:26

Can't access my pms, they are not in any order, can't edit posts and it's raining.  Brum, did you send the rain?

Autumn colour

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 16:22

Envious of those autumn colours.....too near the sea for that 

Mulching: when, how?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 10:57

That's the other side of the coin Ginglygangly.  Mulches  tend to encourage slugs, etc.

Re namatodes, I don't  think a mulch will have any effect on them.  More likely is that eggs, etc have come in with the mulch. 

Bark chips as a mulch, for me, harbour woodlice as well as slugs n snails.  Not a mulch I like except for paths .

Serious! Really

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:32

Sara.  Yep Diana Rig too.  Thought of her when I posted.  Agree with Pottie...this thread brings back so many memories.  Full respect to the originator of this thread 

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Am I a sillee billee?

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