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Latest posts by Verdun

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 17:34

Philippa just read your post.  Feel so much sympathy for you.  Could you talk to your neighbours with a view to minimising damage in the future although the son sounds like a loser to me.  Talk to them about your claim on their insurance......inform your own insurance company and ask their advice.

perhaps someone would like the fallen wood?  Free for taking away?  

Dont let your neighbours think you will accept their irresponsibility 

Pruning Large Woody Lavender

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 17:23

Lavender, if not pruned annually, will get leggy and Woody.  Never sensible to cut into old lavender wood.  So, Hardya, I would buy young lavender plants in the spring and grow them on until your existing lavendar has finished flowering.  Then take them (old lavendars) out, replenish soil slightly and add fertiliser and plant out your replacements

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:52

hic hic hic......wot ya shayin?

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 07:49

Stockbridge Arrow for me is best rhubarb. 


Posted: 29/12/2014 at 07:46

Mmmmmmmmorning fffffffffolks .  Freezing this morning.   Just here it may be just above but most of Cornwall is -2 to -4.    A beautiful day in prospect though 

and its dark.  Taking my dog in a mo and then off to clean niece's flat.....yippee!  And her ex partner's mother will be there too so its likely to be a tense affair.  

Have good day everyone ....keep warm 


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:43

Hello Joyce.  Thought you sounded "classy" in Cornwall too

instead of drilling holes in your water tank, why not try to excavate your soil a little more?  Just as easy !  It's what I would do

however, yes, plenty of drainage holes and some crocks in the bottom but then I would use a john Innes number 3 compost 


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:37

If those fuschias are in pots its best to protect them, hardy or not.  Fleece outside or bring indoors Danielm.  In spring cut back those twigs

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:34

Carex aren't generally as classy as grasses Busy.  Always feel annuals don't really look right in herbaceous borders...cosmos apart.  I have to admit though I've seen some fantastic annual-only gardens.

perennials though get better year on year even providing an element of structure too whereas most annuals are just about colour.


2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:27

My new year will start on Jan 1st 


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:24

Been beautiful day.....sun all through.  Temps will drop tonight though  prob freezing.


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