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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 19:22

Hello forkers

Busy day but it included a lovely meal.  

I used to run a local charity....covering much of Cornwall.  We supplied defibrillators, monitors of all sorts and funds for heart research and equipment.  Our name was printed ...usually...and it was very satisfying to see.  The emergence of the national lottery signalled the end for this and many charities.  

Sorted my friend's car with her garage.  Think it was good I was there.  Her story was initially doubted.  Why do mechanics dismiss the ladies so easily?  After my hands were removed from the challenging garage guy's throat her car was booked in.  (ok....not quite. )

Not so cold.  Prob 11 or 12 today and not forecast to fall too much tonight

Hope those of you with problems right now are coping well

When do I plant lily of the valley

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 19:07

Took years to establish.  Will take a couple of years to eradicate

2014 - The year of the garden

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 19:05

Ooooooooooo   Little digger.  I'd love to operate that 

Hey gotta send a picture of that 

brompton stocks

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 12:46


You do not have the ideal soil for stocks.  They are highly susceptible to a disease called club root.   Acidic yours.....are a problem for stocks

So......either add some lime ( can't grow Rhodos etc there though then) or plant in a hole generously filled with multipurpose compost


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 08:46

Hiya busylIzzie

Nasty thing to happen.  Glad you are ok.  


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 08:29

Hello forkers

Cloudy not too cold.  

Sorting out car issues for a friend later.....well, making sure garage takes notice and gives correct service.  Dont know why it is but garages seem not to take women drivers seriously!  Should  be a cuppa in it for me.......maybe even a toasted sandwich.  

Have gcod day folks 



Who lives in a microclimate?

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 20:59

Hiya stevieb15 and welcome to the forum 

Re your blackcurrants.  Don't forget...sure you know anyway...they are greedy feeders so plenty of compost, manure and fertiliser. 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 20:51

Hee hee hee.  

Buddleja 'Buzz' revisited

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 20:46

Snap nut 

winter tidy up

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 20:42

Patsy.  Did you incorporate fish blood n bone fertiliser?  Or another organic one?  Offen foxes will dig looking for the fish, etc. I would leave piece of mesh or similar around the plant for a while 

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