London (change)
Today 15°C / 12°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 12°C

Verdun


Latest posts by Verdun

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:11

Well done David.  I challenge every bill, charge, fee or estimate.  I halve my AA bill, get my insurers to price beat....not price match....car insurance, house insurance etc. I ask what discount I'm getting on every purchase I make. (never IF I will get a discount but how much) and even get a trade in when I buy new tv set for example.  It's amazing how much you can save   If a product breaks down and it's caused me inconvenience to return to the store for a replacement I ask to speak to the mamager and often receive a  goodwill compensation.  

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:00

What is a Harden mrsG?  

Theres been so much rain that even my free draining sandy loam was holding pools of water for a while.  Nothing much anyone can do when mother nature has a tantrum like this but things will dry out.  

Tomatoes

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 12:55

Will be interesting Bigolob.  Always chasing that elusive delicious tomato taste myself

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 08:45

Hello forkers

Not too bad last night or this morning.  Although bad it looks like Cornwall escaped the very worst of it all......flooding apart because lots of areas are under water.  Luckily i am above low lying ground but it must be a nightmare to be flooded.

Spike was very hungry this morning,  his eye looks ok.  He's prob still affected by painkillers etc.  He had a huge plastic hood to cover his head and face but didn't like it......well, I wouldn't like it either 

 Keep warm, safe and dry folks 

Physocarpus out growing space

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 23:25

Agree with nut.  I prefer using pots too for hardwood cuttings

My Diablo is in full sun.....I think maybe that's why its more compact.  Colour prob better too in sun.

Look, if you prefer something else there you have nothing to lose by moving your Diablo.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 22:03

Spikes feeling very sorry for himself.....confused, drugged and hungry.  May sleep in kitchen with him tonight.  Hope he doesn't snore 

Peaceful and dry here at moment.  Calm before the storm I think.  Lots of floodwater.

Apart from one pittosporum plants ..including grasses......seem unbothered.  

Hey!  Rain forecast tomorrow and Sunday and Monday and Tuesday and..............

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 08:08

It didn't seem too stormy last night. ,lots of rain amd flooding around. Think the weather is getting worse during the day.  It's eerie.....at times there is no wind amd so quiet.  Feels threatening though!  A family escaped being washed out to sea, a driver managed to get out of his car as it was swept into a stream, wheelie bins floating in the harbours, roads blocked by floods and sleet, trees down, thunder n lightning, not lost power yet but some flickering and we are warned we could.  Hey, but it's mild.....10 or 12 today. ... It seems the highest tides did not coincide with the strongest winds........this was the biggest fear.

Going out to take my dog to the vet soon.  Apparently one of the roads I use is blocked by an overturned car so fun n games 

Chemical weed killer near organic veg bed?

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 22:46

I agree.  And during the growing season keep hoeing.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 22:42

Ah!  Nice Stacey. 

Tree Fern Survival

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 21:01

Yes I would definitely keep it dry.  Funny this though.....I checked online after to see what' advised and it's confusing isn't it?  

I always think in terms of keeping plants  dry during winter....cold and wet is a bad combination.  

Here in Cornwall tree ferns, palms etc are widely grown and often not protected at all.

For me, if cold is expected have dry straw/whatever handy and some string to tie up those fronds.   

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

Replies: 21    Views: 322
Last Post: Yesterday at 20:16

Impressions of the posters here

Replies: 231    Views: 4428
Last Post: Yesterday at 22:31

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Replies: 72    Views: 2299
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 14:30

Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

Replies: 9    Views: 291
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Replies: 26    Views: 734
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

Replies: 42    Views: 1061
Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Replies: 14    Views: 283
Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 19:00

It's my birthday

Replies: 252    Views: 4974
Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 17:21

Roasting

Replies: 47    Views: 961
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:25

They're bossing it now........

Replies: 23    Views: 536
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:18

Love your garden

Replies: 27    Views: 651
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:56

grasses

Replies: 65    Views: 1399
Last Post: 16/08/2014 at 23:56

hardy geraniums pictures

Replies: 16    Views: 442
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 00:44

Is mahonia invasive?

Replies: 20    Views: 521
Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 12:44

Blue foliage

Replies: 21    Views: 712
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 02:44
1 to 15 of 175 threads