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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:34

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY PILLY 

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 border......it 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 think......in 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 

HELLO FORKERS!

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

HELLO FORKERS!

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 Pilly....you'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

Discussions started by Verdun

New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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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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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

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

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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