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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: Yesterday at 21:19

Hey? It's been excellent down here! 

very little rain, plenty of sunshine and very warm 

Pole for washing line

Posted: Yesterday at 20:03

no class you lot.

nothing,,but nothing, beats a billowing row of coloured underpants on the clothes line. Sometimes even when washed 


Pole for washing line

Posted: Yesterday at 19:40

You've heard of under planting Runny,  this is under panting 

pruning my new yew hedge

Posted: Yesterday at 19:38

Well, I prune my yews in spring and autumn.  I have a number of them....I can categorically assure you, Lee, you will lose nothing by pruning now yet gain a bushier plant.  Try it...see for yourself and learn about your plant . Yew is not like most other conifers re pruning and recovery.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:29

Interesting Davids cos here kniphofias are for warm dry spots.  Your favourite variety?



Posted: Yesterday at 19:26

Just back from a huge steak and cider. ....or two.  i wasnt driving.  Then it transpired I was paying.  Choked a little  then 

Missed that bit so happy anniversary Wonky .  Save me a cake or 3 


Flamingo tree leaf problems

Posted: Yesterday at 16:06

You can buy famryard manure in bags...same size as mpc, viz., .60 or 70 garden centres, B & Q etc.

it is strong stuff so I mix it thoroughly with soil or compost Dawn

Bumpy lawn

Posted: Yesterday at 15:39

No to rotovating.  It makes a mess, disperses weeds and does nothing good for your lawn.

i would dig it all over.  However, you could apply a glyphosate weedkiller and then vigorously rake it.  A cultivator is a good tool...will scrape a little deeper than a rake.  Rake it level,,remove stones, and weed roots remaining.

if you have ants it suggests to me it is very dry there....?

wait until first week or so of September and apply a granular feed and rake it in.  A week or so later sow grass seed.  Keep it well watered until germination.  

this will solve your bumps,,hollows and preserve your lawn mower. 

Trouble Posting

Posted: Yesterday at 15:32

Go to settings when at latest posts and click

your profile then appears....scroll down to forum settings.  Click. Scroll to basic editor and advanced editor. See what box is marked. If advanced editor then click basic editor.  Then click save changes

Flamingo tree leaf problems

Posted: Yesterday at 14:01

Yes but it's more to do with the compost Dawn.  Normal multi purpose compost isn't adequate for shrubs, etc. 

Discussions started by Verdun

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: Today at 13:20

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 10:09 likee

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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 21:59

Disappointed ..

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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 12:47

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 14:41

Well the girls are better

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Last Post: 06/07/2015 at 07:39

New garden prog just about plants

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 23:34

Spring onions

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Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 22:02

Oh come on......

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 13:51

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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