Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 09/12/2015 at 07:54

Morning folks 

looks like a nice sunny day to come

quiet,,dry and mild 

Spring shoots in December

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 22:00

Ssssh Lyn.  We know that.....but up country these flowers are a novelty for them 

spare a thought

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 17:22

Is he Santa's brother B3 ?

Fruit trees

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 17:17

Top movement is fine helps promote trunk strength.  As long as rootball is stable all will be well. 

spare a thought

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 16:20

At last, some serious discussion.  Santa deserves more attention than just a few days in December though.  I think we take him for granted.  Where would we be without him over christmas.....just a thought ? 


Posted: 08/12/2015 at 16:14

Tobird, my home insurance remewal was for almost £480.  Yesterday I paid £167 after some discussion!  

Topbird, yep, impressed.  You certainly are a top bird 

if more of us complained, haggled, etc., more would receive better value on most everything 

Spring shoots in December

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 13:46

Julierob. Exactly the same here. I have some daffodils in flower and daffodil foliage 30 to 40 cm high.  The frost wont kill off the foliage...they are tough .  

Today the aun is shining and its has remained mild so far here in Cornwall.  We are sure to have some cold weather but,,so far, it has kept away.

buds are showing on shrubs and perennials, many plants have not stopped flowering at all including pelargoniums growing outside. 

Poor Lawn

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 13:11

Eddie, I think leatherjackets may be the the cause.  They make their presence felt from September onwards. 

my lawn suffered badly every year until I applied a lawn grub killer and this was very effective lawn remainjng green and healthy.  However, this chemical has now been banned so I used nematodes this year to great effect.  Too late for this year now but try it next September.

are birds...crows, etc., ....pecking at your grass?  A good imdication of nasties in your lawn

in spring reseed bare patches and feed to recover your lawn

spare a thought

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 12:15

The local gc is full of xmas stuff and very few plants.  They don't have the real father christmas either.....I saw him arrive on the back of a motor bike and puffing a ciggie.  And no reimdeer..........wot's happening? 

spare a thought

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 08:15

Edd's ok.      I can take it 

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