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Latest posts by Verdun

Narcissus Cheerfullness

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:56

I grow both Joyce...white and yellow....and I think yellow are more scented.  Lucky enough to have had loads given me when I planted someone's garden few years back

Regular contributers.

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 20:29

Cowslip, with hindsight this was a good thread.  

Old Wive's Tales/Tips and Wrinkles

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 16:30

I have used beetroot on my face for several years now.  Everyone says how beetiful I look 

Hydrangea Advice

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 11:45

 Newly planted bushes etc often are late in growing again in spring.  

established plants often do their own thing.  They may look dead but simply be late in shooting.

Last year my summer jasmine looked dead.  Usually by mid spring it is covered in foliage but for some reason it remained bare.  Wood was dead.  Cut it hard back intending to dig it out later but recovered well.  

Ditto Carpentaria Californica.  It looked dreadful and decided to remove it.  However it is a truly beautiful plant so I rechecked its requirements.  Always thought it needed dry soil but no, apparently, it wants a reasonable amount of moisture.  Pruned hard back, fed and mulched and watered it well during the summer.  Looking good now and I expect it to thrive now.

always worth checking our plants need.  hydrangeas like a reasonable water supply.  Given that they should do well


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 11:25

Got a half price shrub....asked for a discount for buying two.  New manager said no but then got £2 off the one I bought.  Don't think he realised he haggled himself !   Well, £2 is £2 

beautiful weather here....lots of sunshine and dry and no wind.  Could plant my shrub but .....well, too lazy!


clearing borders

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 08:51

No Bizzybee leave well alone for now

i have a lot of plants looking as lush as ever here too


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 08:49

Morning everyone

Cold last night and this morn.  Thought we had snow but sleet patches to give real feeling of winter.  Temps to rise to 7 today so no sunbathing . And cold week to come

definitely get my half price shrubs today

keep warm folks 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:37

So sorry Lily.  


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:35

Take care then Fairy.  snow?  What's that? 

Osteospermum not thriving this year?

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:55

Nice one Edd

Discussions started by Verdun

Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:05

When is a scented rose not......?

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Last Post: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

WHAT IF.........

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 13:10

Why I resort to online purchases....

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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:35

Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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