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Latest posts by Verdun

Grape Hyacinths

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:03

When I first got "into" gardening I loved those blue muscari flowers so spread them everywhere.

Now I try to eradicate them.  I think there are less invasive types around though now

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:00

Well for sheer damage, financial losses, distress,frustration and worry this is the worst winter.

Still not convinced its climate change.......sorry folks for me there is no proof of that.......but concede there are lots of extreme weather around the globe.  

B&Q dead plants

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 18:56

Me that sketch.  And the idea of trying it when returning dead plants 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 13:22

These gusts are worse than anything seen so far.   

Some Fishermen down here are in dire straits.  No income coming in over the past 2 or 3 months.  Gradually the toll of this winter is are the farmers' fields going to be when normality returns ?  Tales of suffering from so many people.  Very sad. 



Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:44


Just potted up some bare root lupins for a friend.  Keep well watered.....not too wet of course....and they should grow fast. I will repot again in couple of weeks or so amd again into a 2 litre pot  before plantIng out. 

Very wet but now extremely windy as well.  Not nice 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 07:53

It's a nasty morning here FORKERS.

Very wet and windy....and the weather is not too good either 


John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 21:44

Number 2 for me every time conditional on being vigorously growing cuttings.  If weak growing I move again into number 1 but this is rare for me preferring to delay potting on instead 


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:46

Can help provide plant material for  those on the forum suffering losses.  

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:45

Lost a piece of glass from the roof of my hexagonal greenhouse after Christmas. Fixed luckily immediately and on a wind free day. Mine has concrete and metal supports deep in the ground so very stable but it's worth a regular check for loose or broken glass.

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:27

I would go for JI number 2 

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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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

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

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Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 19:00

It's my birthday

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:25

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

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:18

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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