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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:21

Ha ha.  Well aspirin is reputed to be a wonder drug.......

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:14

Right, I have ordered soft caress and a geranium hocus pocus, since I don't have this geranium and it looks interesting.  Just where they will go exactly isn't certain but I will associate Soft Caress with a blue caryopteris but agastache blue boa is fast becoming my preferred choice now. or maybe Imperata Red Baron or maybe..........heck!  Decisions, decisions 

hocus  pocus is easier.....prob with anemone Wild  Swan

Moving gooseberries

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:06

ordered my neem oil Bee witched.  Exactly as I intend to use a preventative and not when fruit is about.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:00

I'm going to treat some hellebores with neem oil and others with aspirin.  Will poke labels relevant to their treatment.  Interesting to compare.  

My philosophy is that the healthier a plant is the more resilient it is to disease, virus and pest.  So I try to grow as ideally as possible 

Overwintering pelargoniums-how often to water?

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:56

Gosh, they are tall.  You can cut back safely to green shoots.  I cut into the wood beyond those shoots myself but then I'm brutal with them. I  cut back in autumn, spring and summer to keep them compact.  keeps them floriferous and provide lots of cuttings.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:51

Fingers crossed for you Punkdoc.  


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 15:34

Just read your edit Ed.  Will definitely try it .  Always learning, aren't we?


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 15:32

Will try it Edd.  Thanks.  Is it something you have done?

My alstromeira keep growing

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 14:15

Trouble is Lyn because they traditionally go dormant during the summer they leave a pretty sizeable gap in the border.  I grow just one variety now but moved it so that summer perennials disguise it now.   I enjoy a very long flowering period up to June or so and the gap thereafter is not seen.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 14:12

Somebody has a birthday on the 8th so bumping this up to remind her to post on it.

(I have 2 birthdays this year .......I think I deserve it )

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Disappointed ..

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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 12:47

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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