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Latest posts by Verdun

Impatiens question

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:15

I would also take as many cuttimgs as you can......put them in a glass of water and they will root fast.

Why won't my Yakushimanum Rhododendrom flower!!!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:31


Its still a bit early for most Rhodos to flower yet.  However, if no buds, no flowers this year of course.

I would take it out of its it pot bound?  If so it prob dried out too much last summer, etc.  If not pot bound I would simply leave well alone ......I find feeding often sets plants back if it's not needed. 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:16

Good morning everybody

Light bright start.  Showers too though

Dont know any builder who works for cake Dove......??ou did well there 

KEF if you must make up birthdays I have one coming up soon and another in September 

A few dry days and I will start veg sowing.    Peas in modules today or tomorrow though 



Carrots and turnips

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:38

Always grow good carrots.  No disease or carrot fly.

My a good sandy loam....perfect for carrots....but I ensure good stone free soil to a depth of 8" or more.  I incorporate fish blood and bone.  I thin twice.  I do not allow the ground to dry out during the growing season.  I cover with fleece.  I eat carrots all summer long......hence my niece's nickname for me, viz., "orange face"  Nothing better than carrots amd large chunks of cheese.  And a glass of gold top 


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:29

Sorry folks.  It really is supposed to be good weather next weekend 


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:28

Summer next weekend.    Already ordered new pair of sunglasses.    Reckon it will be 16 degrees or more     Reckon we will all be complaiNing of the heat 

Ha ha.....only joking. Another cold wet spell acoming 


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:22

Hiya goddy.   Welcome back.  

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:20

Chicky, try it in mid might then say it smells baaaaaad    Like stinging nettles are very gentle right now yet sting like full active growth.  

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:15

Just a comment......if you plunge your pots in the ground keep them slightly above the surrounding soil or lime will enter.  I counter this by applying thick ericaceous mulch generously around the submerged pots.  

Hello and General Noob Chat

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:11

Hello thesiamcat

Nice to have you on board.  


Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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