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Latest posts by Verdun

Serious! Really

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 19:01

Men age more slowly than the women do so I'm getting younger in comparison every year.............oops!    I'll get my coat.  

Sambucus Nigra "Black Lace"

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:56

Remember to cut it down to the ground,or at least to 30 cm or so.  Then ??ou get better quality leaves. ,it will grow again each year to 6' or more. 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:53

Silleeeeee me chicky, forgot.  Just a simple Cornishman, see!     


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:41

........meant to say dove.  Wish I could paint.  Such a  wonderful skill.  Sounds perfect relaxation.    If you,have such a talent it would be a waste to let it go


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:38

Chicky.  I've since removed all pyracantha from my garden........just worry about their thorns.  Had couple youngsters running around the garden then and I'm a bit paranoid about their safety.  

However, they are lovely shrubs when trained against a wall or fence.  Mine were very attractive if say  I so myself.  Full of white flowers in spring and orange (mine) berries  later in summer and autUmn.  They are easy to train and quick to grow.  Domt spend a fortune on already trained ones.  Yours will soon catch up.  I think correct pruning is the key.

Kaffir lilies i always forget about. Must  get a few

Horse Manure - ? Din In or Leave On Top

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:28

I spread it over the soil.  I do this about now.  I actually want the manure "washed" by the rain so that come the spring I'm  left with  a product that "stirs" in nicely with my top soil and any chemicals have disappeared.  It helps create a fertile top few inches exactly where my veg need it.  Over the years I have created a very good rich soil this way.

Im a no dig gardener except for the runner bean trench.  For me, digging in compost, manure, etc., destroys fhe structure of the soil and deposits the manure too deep for the plants ro access it.

Agree about the chickweed daydaisy. This year's been the worst so far for me. Mind you, its easy to pull up of you see it. 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 18:09

Thanks Swiss Sue

I actually meant to mention that very site earlier.  Forgot.  Silly me..  I'm tempted to buy a couple myself 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 16:57

Just taken my dog to the beach.  It is soooooooo warm.  Ok, not 23 but it must be 17 or 18.  Sun is out and the sea and sky are blue.  Wind has dropped too.  Temp is not supposed to drop too far either. 

(and the visitors have gone's all ours again!)

Can I say?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 15:57


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 15:56

Who you watching Dove? 

Did you say spicy ginger cake? 

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