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Latest posts by Verdun

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:25

And remember it's LAWN weedkiller not weedkiller.  Many years back I used wrong stuff.    I was a sillee billee 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:22

Coldish here.  No snow or anything.  Sun is trying to appear.

Fun n games with car haggling.  Got £500 off his "absolutely super deal" for me.  Said not low enough but I'm aware he is trying his best. Left telling him he knows where I live.  He phoned with better offer ...£150 off, plus mats plus tank of petrol if I accept today.  I want to see another car on Saturday and compare.  I do enjoy this haggling, wheeling n dealing stuff but it's important to know the limits.    

Full of cold today but I think I will be alright.    Could be fatal   But more likely just a sniffle   But, what if it's a sniffle with complications?   No I'll be fine, I guess   ( ha ha)

Punkdoc you wont regret Amistad.  Another salvia I like is Bethellii.  Pink instead of blue but with same vigour.  If you can get Guanajuato though it will impress you.  True gentian blue large flowers but very tender.

Philadelphius Belle Etoile - new shrub

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:08

Hiya peanuts

If mine I would prune those branches by half  Then in spring when it shoots cut back to those shoots.  It will make for a stronger bushier plant.

This is not same as pruning.  This is just to establish a strong plant.  It won't flower for a couple of years 

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:05

When the alarm clock goes off !  

Any mild spell will encourage slugs ESP when new shoots appear.  So,protect now 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 07:55

Well said busy.  I think  we are all friends here 

But we do need a new influx of quality jokes like wot mine are.  

My old dad used to say if you smile the whole world smiles.  It's then a happier place.  I'm smiling now 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 07:48

Morning fFORKERS

Dark morning.  Dry though.

Busy day incl another round of haggling for a car.....not sure if I really want to change. The last time I did a deal with this salesman I had him almost to tears.  Absolutely true.  Simply cos I drive a hard deal amd he didnt want to lose my custom to a rival selling same cars, peugeots.    

Breakfast for me is porridge......made with milk and very creamy and raspberries.  

Alrhough it looks likely to be dry today there won't be any gardening or even any tinkering

Hope ??ou all have a good day folks 


What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 07:37

But not now.  Damage has been done and it's all about repair work until August


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 22:54

Oh!  That went well.

Eric, I think my answer is the best  way.  Good luck 

Tropical plants

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:50

Hiya Cody

Try Hardy Exotics a nursery not  far from where I am in Cornwall.

Hey, good luck with your polytunnel.  


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:45

Stacey, to force or not (rhubarb). For me no.  Unless your have plenty of it or have dug some up I would not force.  You will not be able to have rhubarb from that forced plant this year.

Having forced and grown normally, I love my rhubarb as it comes in the summer. With good feeding and plenty of watering my rhubarb is delicious......sweet, plump and perfect for raw eating or cooking.   I grow Stockbridge Arrow.  The best I think 

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