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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 09:30

Hiya stacey,  Sounds like a lovely day ??ou had yesterday.  Those are the times we all remember   Prob esp your little one.  But, don't want your bug thanks 

Dove....I know ??ou wanted tyres on your convertible but I had a prang on the way in it and had to get it sorted.  Didn't have right paint colour so spread some oil and mud over the damage. 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 09:20

What did I say to my houseplant in the morning?

Aloe Vera 

............ok, ok. I'll get my coat 

new plot

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 09:11

Good point man of Kent.   If it is couch grass time spent now digging it out is time well spent.   If you burn burn it later you have some extra potash.  

Although I'm a no digging gardener, turning over the soil is very therapeutic and enables ??ou to know your soil


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 09:06

Hello forkers

Feels slightly warmer I think. Sun too.......well, sunny spells

Lily, yes, can you get me some milk ....not that skimmed stuff tho, gold top please.....and wholemeal loaf.   So kind of you.  Oh!  And a few donuts would be nice 

As an sign of any visitor last night. 

Cleared away the remains of bonfire yesterday......ash spread over gooseberries.....and the ground is now looking good in the veg patch.  Will spread some manure or compost over the top now in preparation for next spring.  


Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 23:47

For next year try earwig traps....e.g. Plastic cup stuffed with paper upside down on a cane.  They hide in there.  Earwigs prob worst pest of dahlias and their flowers


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 19:44

Often people say "you don't look any different" to which I repy "well, I must have been the oldest looking schoolboy then" 

It is funny though we recognise people years later.  Someone recognised me during the summer from my days at primary school.  Don't understand that unless my school uniform gave it away. It still fits    Or, maybe the catapault poking out of my pocket gave me away . 

Gardeners World Television

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 19:15

Gardeners world was broadcast almost all her round.  Now it seems to be for about 6 months. 

I wouldn't want to see repeats.

 Garden discussion progs..eavesdropping on a couple or three well known gardeners talking about various garden issues would be great. I always seem to miss gardeners question time on the radio but I do enjoy that.


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 19:01

Mrs saw "lots of old faces". 

My old mum is so tactless.....she said my niece's partner is "fat".  At a funeral she said to my cousin, "oh you look so old".  Earlier in the year, at the dentist, someone approached her she didnt recognise but had known for years and said  "I thought you were dead".   None of these were intended insults just her way in her old age.  

new plot

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 18:52

I would put up the shed and greenhouse first folks.  

I would then trench in your manure and, yes, add the remainder to the top over the winter.  Thereafter I would not dig again merely adding compost, manure etc to,the top each year.  

Crops like carrots will not like the manure so I would avoid growing them next year.  


The demise of the front garden.

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 18:45

I love my front garden 

The back garden is where the soil is better, where I plant my gems, where it's more private.

However, the front garden is what I see when I arrive, what others see. ,it's the "display" isn't it?  But I don't have parking issues

In a small cul de sac, etc., where parking is essential and space is limited I think front gardens are not practical.  often a family has 2 cars or more and there just isn't the room for all of them.  If the front gardens were removed people could park more easily and with less aggro

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