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Latest posts by Verdun

Runner beans -slug midnight feast!

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:04

Planted out my runner bean plants today.  Lookimg good but a few holes in the leaves alerted me to slugs.  I always check the rootball before planting out and sure enough tucked in nice and cosy were a few small slugs.

Feeding Cannas

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:25

Well done yvie.  If you know you are right then always complain.  


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:21

Sunny and warm .....planted runner beans out, erected sturdy supports and planted tomatoes in the gh.  I know there is something else I need to do today......


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:16

Phil they all survive down here in west cornwall outside in winter....even flowering then

arizona blanket flower?  Gaillardia


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:52

You may be right then Blue.

ryan I think your best bet is to feed for now.  In late Augusf use nematodes for leatherjackets to avoid this happening again.

So upset

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:47

Granma, I guess we have all been there.  Kids are so adults say. They will understand and probably feel more for you so words about how lovely Lucky was, now pain free and lots of happy memories.

i dread my own dog's passing.  He is loved so much.  He is 11 and stiff with arthritis.  I will be upset but more concerned with niece being upset.  He is her dog really, her birthday present, etc. 

we forget, it seems, that we have a pet for a few years only so should be prepared....we never are, are we?

you will find the words Granma.  Comfort time all round 

What kind of paint for a cedar flower box?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:38

With Dove on this one.....leave it unpainted bigelow 


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:36

Hello forkers.Beautiful morning.  

May get my vote in but none of the candidates are impressive.....sorry but true

planting tomatoes into gh, second thinning of carrots, planting more lettuce, staking peas and seaweed spray everything.  Helenium el dorado due today so plant that out too.  

Feels like summer but without the busyness of the emett...! 

Have good day everyone 

Prune a Buddleja

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 23:45

Dave, dont be afraid to prune your buddleias.  Prune back as hard as you like. ,use a sharp saw to leave clean cuts.  New growth and flowers will follow.  Prune asap now though 


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:32

Shade and moisture.  Without both, to an extent, leaves will brown.  Astilbes should be lush in foliage and flower 

Discussions started by Verdun

Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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