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Latest posts by Verdun

WHEN DID IT ALL start for you .... ..... .... . . . ..

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 20:02


Lovely post msBeehaven.  

Hated gardening until my early 20's then suddenly enjoyed it. similar to Matt really in that honeysuckle was first thing  I ever planted .....enticed by its scent I think.  Hooked line and sinker passionate about plants.  

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:51

Just gotta say, I love that name Monty. 


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:48

Moving a Yew

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:46

Hiya pootier.

I grow a few yews.  I have lost a couple when moved.  However, I've moved several.  

Do you know what varieties they are?  For some reason the dark green, grow in the churchyard, varieties have sometimes died on me.  They were reasonably tall though and I prob was a bit hasty.  How tall are they?  

As nut said, if you can get a good rootball they should be fine.  Now is a good time to do it.  November 1st?  Where did that come from?  

Dig the recipient hole first so you can dig up and plant quickly.  And water well even if it rains and then leave well alone.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:37

Hey, Brum. It wasn't me.  I dont even like chocolate ..dont even know the names of any except for Toblerone, all on its own; fudge, a finger is never enough for me; thank crunchy it's friday;  my fav is chocolate bananas.  Sometimes my niece pops round with a few.  Oh!  But I don't like chocolate really 

Its been lovely day here...dry, quite sunny and more summery than autumny(!)


forum thank you

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:27

Hello and welcome fluffy cloud.  Apparently I'm the cake eater but never get any.  It's,ok, I don't mind....well, not really I suppose 

Just for EMMA

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:24

Just for EMMA

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 17:46

Emma has just posted that she's terrified about the prospects for her over winter.

Now, we all know she will be just fine.  Maybe we can suggest what lifts us when we get low......just for Emma.

For me it's my golden lab.  He looks to me pleading with his big brown eyes for his walk, his food and for attention.  "but it's raining spike" I say amd off we go.  Feel great after.

Amd the Monty python song.."always look on the bright side of life" tickles me every time I hear it.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 17:39

Hiya emma

Things won't be as they have predicted.  You will be just'll see.  Just take things day by day...we all have to do that.  You know, it's WORRY that causes most problems.  Funny thing is when things are going well we still worry that things will get bad.  Aren't we a funny bunch?  

Don't be terrified Emma.  And ignore those headlines in the newspapers.  We have just had a fantastic summer yet there were warnings of another poor summer.  Enjoy your garden and your life.  

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:50

Look Brum.  As ??ou rightly address sir....i feel aggrieved you should imply I'm  ever less than busy.  

Got to shoot off now as a 'umble chauffeur.  Not called "sir" then.  But, I am evva so 'umble in me cringing, crawling self effacing, hand rubbing way.  

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