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Latest posts by Verdun

Problem neighbours

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:15

Forget me not. My feeling is that he prob has not damaged your plants.  the fact he did this late at night should not be a cause for worry either I don't think

 chances are he wasted his time if the rain came down soon after his spraying

keep an eye on your plants though.  You can identify when he sprayed so if there is a problem you can relate to that.

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:40

Lily lover you are spot on.  I think deadheading is an under valued process.  Removing flower stems asap before they go over is the secret to long flowering.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:36

Scary isn't it Hosta?  


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:25

You have your work cut out there Busy.

just back from a walk to the beach....cloudy/misty, quiet, cooler but still very warm,   gentle flat sea.  Sun looks like it will be out but gladly settle for way it is now.

impulse on line purchases earlier.  New on line supplier ...looks good but will comment  when plant arrives.  Some unusual plants.  

Off to see my stroke affected cousin visiting...and hope he is happier than he was.  It is scary just how dramatically life changing a stroke is......can affecf any one of us for no apparent reason.  

Casualties in the heat.......

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:41

you know you like it really Tetley 

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:39


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:36

Hello forkers

Very warm but lot cooler.  Possible thundery showers this morning but doubt it. ,(prob pour down when I take Spike )

got my eyes on couple of new accompany guanajuato in a new bed for next year.  Hot sunny so should be ideal 

not been watching Hampton Court shows but they are recorded.  Dont tell me the ending folks 

keep cool veryone

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 23:25

Im proper puffed out. hang on while I catch my breath.......

.......ah, that's better.

been chasing a slug around the garden.  Once a good sprinter I found it impossible to catch the blighter.  One moment it was nibbling on a lettuce then it ran across the garden to torment me.  

I need a cuppa Tetley 

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:55

Coimcidentally, when at a friend's earlier, houttynia chameleon has escaped from a pot in the pool into the surrounding soil. the pot close to the soil. she also has ajuga that has completely smothered her grass on the shady side.  

In the shade that chameleon will turn green.  I actually like the smell....oranges to me. Mine grows in the pool and in a terracotta pot with a saucer on the path.

beware too of artemesia limelight and euphorbia griffithii

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:47

Sorry Tetley,  it was sooooooo funny I thought it meeded a second airing 

your 15 mph is very generous too.  Prob more like a quarter of a mile an hour 

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