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Latest posts by Verdun

Orange Tree Care

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:04

My only experience of citrus is with lemons.  I,have a lemon tree that produces lemons.  My second year with it.

Ngcards, it looks like over watering to me.  Have you had it long?  Maybe its still adjusting to the move and change in conditions.  Amd agree with flowerimg rose, it won't like central heating if you have it on

Currently my lemon is outside in a pot and has thrived.  It enjoys being outside in the summer red spider for example....and indoors in winter.  Mine will stay outside for few weeks yet.  A citrus feed now and then but not too much water over winter I think. Lovely flower scent.  Nice lemons. 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:54

Rabbits, pottie, used to be a bit of a problem for me.  Mostly my garden is walled but the odd rabbit used to come in from next door's open garden.  I put in a discreet chicken wire fence that is now obscured by plamts.  No more rabbits.

My dear  old dog, spike, used to catch them ...never kill them.  It's not his way.....and gently hold them in his mouth and I would take them to the Towans behind me.  Once a rabbit got Imto my back garden and hid in my pea patch.  I quickly assembled a square of cloche sheets around the peas....the silly bunny just stayed in there whilst I did that!.....and then I looked for him.  Nowhere to be seen. At last, there he was nestled in bottom corner, same colour as the soil, and absolutely still.  Again, he was destined to the Towans.  Why did the Almighty create such loveable gentle creatures to be such pests?  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:38

Hiya fairy. Think punkdoc will hang around...hope so.  He has  become important here now 

No way to break up that concrete?  Can it lever out?  

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:33

Maybe a white flowerimg almond Bob?  Saw an avenue of these and they looked sensational 

Yep time amd money spent on preparation is the key to thriving plants    Love to see a picture when plants are in

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:32

Maybe a white flowerimg almond Bob?  Saw an avenue of these and they looked sensational 

Yep time amd money spent on preparation is the key to thriving plants    Love to see a picture when plamts are in


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:18

Oh, missed chicky.  Can certainly arrange for snow occurring only at your convenience 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:15

You want frosts pottie?  You got it.  

We certainly had plenty of pests this summer,,didn't we?   Caterpillars did an awful lot of damage to geraniums and others.  Ants were a big problem too as well as lily beetles.  Im torn about what I should do about pests next year.....spray or not to.  I know the pros and cons but I'm comsidering other options.   More nematodes, more pre-emptive but natural sprays, be on early alert for the signs of problems.  Brum's hot dip is something I've already tried too.

Lots of rain earlier so my new border has been well n truly settled in 


Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:06

Hiya gimglygamgly

Youre right. Forgot about those clearance areas.  I'm going to get whole bunch more,ofperennials but will check out local GC later.  I too love Pulmonarias.  The raspberry splash is a new one to me so I must have that now.

Urban wildlife.....good time, as ??ou say, to buy perennials to divide and pot up.  Think I have a hedgehog that visits me.  Saw,it only once though.  Should I start leaving saucer of milk/whatever in case it is calling?  Love to see it and encourage it.  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:52

Hiya folks.  What a hectic morning....chauffeuring and more.

Want to relax with friends on the forum so here I am.

Its not rocket the people and the forum a lot but have to decide and I'm sticking with this thread for all the reasons given when we, as a forum majority, decided upon few weeks back.  It's not creating factions etc.  I rarely comment on wildlife issues only cos I'm out of my depth there.  I still read them...still learn from them.  That's what we all should do instead of analysing why or who??   I thought I was pretty knowledgeable but I have learned a lot on this forum so why would I go elsewhere?

Hey!  I see my name taken in vain again by the girls......only Pottie has shown me the respect I deserve so I will give my forecast for the she asks...but it's just for her.  It will be a mild one Pottie    Fidget I don't bury people under patios any more...veg garden for that 

I  checked out some forums few months back..out of curiosity.  I prefer this one.  Some are really quite snooty, don't you know. 

When I see a thread or comment that looks confrontational or not too nice I will just go on to another thread........simples 

Keep warm and dry folks 



Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:57

Morning punkdoc

Im disappointed too.  

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