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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 06/01/2016 at 15:44

Pansy,,he may have other priorities 


Posted: 06/01/2016 at 13:28

A lot of members have left the forum over past year.  A lot of new ones too.  A few meet up but most don't know one another. Some like to "chat" some don't and prefer the pure garden aspect. 

One member left when a new thread started....didnt like the name.  It looks like jo has gone because of offensive pictures posted on new year's.  I was attacked because it was deemed I supported the pictures whereas I simply tried to make light of them.  Some leave because of a disagreement of views on the forum.  Some simply get fed up. Sometimes another's views are forced on us.  Some like to I do...yet some find it annoying. The written word, esp when texted, can often be misread.  when I first joined I was reprimanded for not using smilies.  I was told off for SHOUTING......why?  Because I wrote in capitals!  

I have asked where certain people are but have done so only after they have not posted for some one case she was seriously ill. 

Why can't we just read the comments, participate when we want to and not read too much into them? Or ask where so and so is? 




Posted: 05/01/2016 at 20:56

Ah! Got me.  Didnt look at roses 

Dead Lawn

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 20:05

Oh.  Sorry Daryl 


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:52

Eastenders is on.  Relaxing,,peaceful with such nice folk. 


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:50

Nothing there of real worth Beaus Mum. even at half price,,the limited stock is still not cheap 

Dead Lawn

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:47

Daryl,,nematodes for leatherjackets. This is the "dressing"  

Leatherjackets can and do devastate lawns.  This is first time using nematodes on my lawn.....previously used a chemical to kill leatherjackets which is now banned.  my lawn turned from lush and green to sickly every autumn.   my lawn now remains lush with an application of nematodes so definitely works Daryl.  Preferable too as nematodes are a natural predator plus not using a harsh chemical is good. M

(I think the life cycle of crane flies revisiting same site every year can be broken after a couple of years aplying nematodes) 

Redcurrants grown as cordons

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:12

I have grown gooseberries as cordons....single, double and triple. Redcurrants too can be grown this way. much larger fruit of far better quality.  It is the ideal way to grow them 

Bugle (Ajuga Reptans)

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:08

Most gc's will have a plant.  One plant will give you loads of "plug" plants that will expand greatly over spring and summer. It really is as simple as this!!!!


Posted: 05/01/2016 at 18:59

Don't think she will folks. neither sad nor terrible. Jo has chosen what she wants and where she wants to be. To my knowledge she has been upset with the forum a number of times.  

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why did we worry?

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Inspiring or what?

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