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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:34


Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 22:21

Jap anemones can be highly invasive.  I think prob in mild areas it is worse.  

Not advisable to plant these in a valued can ruin it.  Best look for alternatives......Wild  Swan is a wonderful ( and better) hybrid.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:51

Thanks Artjak.  Sure she will 

Solution needed

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:50

Currant bushes are usually not too difficult to dig up.  If necessary a crowbar but a spade, fork and secateurs or pruning saw for tops and roots.  They may look daunting but have a go 

Overwintering Cannas

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:44

A handful of dried cow manure into the mix and organic fertiliser will help cannas in pots I spring. Good moisture content too in summer 


Rotating Beans Yes / No

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 15:40

More sun the better Newboy.  Fewer beans on the shady side.  Can you grow beans away from the hedge?

mine is a sunny garden but the shadier side does produce less beans 


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 13:21

Oh yes Lily, it was started by a rather lovely member of the forum 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 13:20

I used to grow zephine drouhin over an arch until it suffered badly with rust, black spot, etc.  in mid summer I used to cut back hard and the resulting growth was clean.  However, without foliage or flowers in mid summer it was an eye sore so now have honeysuckles there


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 13:13

20 degrees earlier.  However, misty conditions coming and going 

don't forget to announce your birthday on birthday thread Lily'll get loads of (virtual) cake 

Rotating Beans Yes / No

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 13:09

I don't rotate runner beans now. They are in the best spot but I generously incorporate compost into the trench every autumn

always best to rotate though

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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