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Latest posts by Verdun

Talkback: How to plant out dahlias

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 10:51

Yes, that's exactly what ??ou should do

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 09:17

Can only repeat.........beautiful long flowering and healthy for me.  I wonder if micro climate has something to do with it.  Bought it 12 months ago now and it has not had to suffer from any real cold weather.  

Kent61a, it will be interesting to read what RHS has to say to you ....they sell this plant!

Collecting another plant today and the recipient area will be of similar quality...viz., dappled shade, good deep soil, reasonable moisture.  But, again, we don't have severe winters!!


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:55

Ok Peter,

See you later (then) alligator; in a while crocodile



Posted: 03/09/2013 at 20:08


I live fairly near to the  national dahlia collection.  A visit there last year prompted a few additional purchases.  Now have several varieties.  I am getting to like them more ....wonderful colours but no fragrance and no "form".  

Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:17

The PH is important Stanyewest.  If your soil is acid go for a blue hydrangea.  And choose a good variety.  You also mentioned red so, if your soil is alkaline go for a good red hydrangea. 

Buy a cheap PH tester ASAP.   Then ask us again when you know what your soil is

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:11

First today!  Evening everyone

Been dropping hints all weekend about supporting the Foodbanks and today I took in some of my produce.  And hey!  Penny dropped and several donations of fresh food was delivered.  Working in the warehouse this time ....not so many people to talk to so itching to get,back to the "front line" next time.

Its been very hot today.....hope it has been where you are will shortly be cutting my lawns. ( sounds grand but it's two medium and a small area). The smell of grass in the sunshine is magical 


Baby biennials

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:01


The classic one gardener does one thing and another  does the other.  I think the half and half idea is a good one.  Nothing to lose.

I prob would sow in trays to overwinter....even though it's mild down here I feel seedlings have a better chance indoors over winter.  There ??ou go.....a third option

Baby biennials

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 17:58


The classic one gardener does one thing and another  does the other.  I think the half and half idea is a good one.  Nothing to lose.


Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 17:53

Hiya Susan

Another Cornish "star"

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 12:10

The star in my garden right now?  Me.  I've picked loads of runner beans and they're going to the foodbank In a mo.  it's been a generous summer....the weather, the crops the flowers......and another hot glorious day today. And I'm picking  up another anemone wild swan's in a 3 litre pot for £12.50 apparently full of buds and flowers......from a local nursery who sourced it for me.  (it seems only tiny plugs are available at the moment)

the real star this year has been the sun.  

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