Latest posts by Verdun

Grass in Rose bed

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 17:55


a lot of roses but obviously going to be your pride and joy so worth spending some time to get rid of the grass.

i would use spring......very carefully and shield every rise from spray drift. It is amazingly frustrating how a speck of weedkiller will damage your precious plant yet not kill all the weeds.  Hand weed when very near the stem though.  

is it possible to lay down landscape fabric?   But fiddly though but that grass is likely to grow again and again for a while 


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 16:22

Love to see Barnsdale one day Snow.  Think most of us agree Geoff was a one off.  20 years since his death?  Such a loss 

Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 14:52

Pot them Aster. 

A friend of mine has a catalogue of "rare" plants.....she has more money than sense and one of the items she bought was a "special rare" fig.  

The only thing special about it was it was unnamed.  it was puny yet she paid too much.  Other plants in the tiny catalogue were described by common names or vividly descriptive names but were really pretty ordinary.

my friend is simply gullible.  If a guy called selling "apecial" toilet rolls at a £1 a roll she would buy.  .....hmmmm! could make some money there 

Anyway, back to figs, I have suggested this fig be grown in a pot mainly because I think it is a tender variety.

Which subjects............

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 14:41

You folks may have something there......just do nut know.  

However,,if I do stick just to garden matters I could not reply here......

prob best though 

Which subjects............

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 12:16

Nice one Zenjeff 

Which subjects............

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 12:06

Zenjeff   Memory see!  Aint wot it was! 

Meant I would ......try to...avoid anything contentious of course.  However, I think anything posted was kind, considered and an attempt to restore goodwill.

however, like you too Zenjeff   Always respect straight talking  

Which subjects............

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 11:44

Never self imposed anything of the sort  O 

been tracking my plant delivery 

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 11:31

Careful opening those cards Lyn......there may be moooooooney inside 

it's a habit going back to boyhood, checking for money in cards and envelopes 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 09:22



Posted: 12/01/2016 at 09:20

Morning Punkdoc.......

just a blip methinks.  Dark, gloomy following christmas but, what can we do?  

Think of your holiday to  come.....

days drawing out so we can plan our planting, maybe try a new plant or two......

count ourselves lucky we don't live elsewhere........

realise we can cope and thrive........

me?  Plants coming today.  Seeing my new great niece again....she symbolises that life goes on. she forces a smile and a smile is all thst's needed 

whatever Punkdoc, perhaps surveying your "kingdom", we all need just a little nudge to see something brighter. Enjoy your day 

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