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Latest posts by Verdun

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 17:21

Steve has said pretty much what I think too.

a narrower raised bed...4' or so.

Lining the bottom seems unnecessary to me Newboy

If you can mix some of your own top soil there it would be good

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:58

Newboy....6" ?

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:00

Lou, I think you have nailed it.  

Grown well with regard to their habit, etc. roses can be superb but 80% plus I see are just awful 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:57

I think it's down to fhe compost NL2

jack, if you put them in the ground you don't need john innes.

plant them, water them and then leave them be.  Don't overfuss.....they will be fine 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:54

Hello forkers 

beautiful morning...summer's day coming. 

Raised flower bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:51

.how about mahonia Soft Caress for the top tier Tiny?

it looks much like a fern, evergreen and yellow autumn flowers.  Would be happy in shade and grows only to about 3'.   Associate well with ferns etc

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 23:07

Chicky.....what photosynthesis is needed now for tomato plants?  the plants, as I see it,,are simply holding the fruit whilst they naturally ripen.

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:07

That will look sensational Tiny 

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:56

Yep, removing all...most of them....the leaves, if there are lots of tomatoes of size.  As I said,,I did it 2 weeks ago.  it ensures the crop will be healthy clean and ripe.  Downside,,my crop will be all over in 2 weeks...maybe a little longer......but I will have ripened and eaten them all.  Been eating for past  3 weeks or so already

agree with welshonion, bit early to be talking about methods of ripening tomatoes

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:58

Have a look at the japanese painted ferns....classy beautiful silver grey foliage, red stems

Discussions started by Verdun


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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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WATCH OUT...........

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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

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