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Latest posts by Verdun

Have I killed my bay trees?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:21

Emily. Bays are pretty tough.  

Leave it as it is but water well and keep outside.  Hopefully new leaves will grow but don't prune or remove leaves 

General purpose feeding

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 12:02

Agree with that JIMMY

When does cherry blossom?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 12:01


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:58

Lovely pictures and narration too Marion.  Always a joy to read your posts 

Sick hebe

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:47

Morning Outdoor Girl. 

Are these dwarf or tall Hebes?  

Hebes, dwarf or tall, have a tendency to get leggy if not pruned every year.  I have a dwarf mounded hebe ....reddy glaucous leaves and pinky flowers looking quite stunning.  After flowering I trim it with shears ....actually Imise my "toy" a cordless fine cut hedge maintain its mounded shape, compactness and appeal. 

Can you post a picture Outdoor Girl?  However, I would remove dead wood or bare wood cut to buds 


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:40

Got to say its nice when you hear someone say, as Hostafan did, that his OH is "priceless".  It's it always a nice world out there and too many people who don't care 

as everywhere else it's beautiful here.  So hungry....haven't eaten since breakfast cheese, lettuce, coriander and wholemeal for an early lunch. 

My white sunpatiens should arrive with the postman any minute.

supposed to take someone to a local nursery this week....running out of days .  I would enjoy the nursery.....always a gem or two there .....but this person is a pain and takes ages.  I guess I will have to say tomorrow.

Copper tape

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Brackets would be good idea Prim.     Cunning plan indeed.  

Copper tape

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:56

Don't think bricks eat anything Primrose!   Ha ha 

despite advocating tape I think your best bet there would be slug pellets.  Just 3 or 4 is enough replenished regularly.  After watering.  Not sure tape would look good on bricks....can you post a picture Prim?


Copper tape

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:35

Well tape is cheap and if attached discreetly under the rim of terracotta pots, for example, aren't noticeable

 However the Green Party and Europe have decided tape is infringing their .( slugs/snails) right to food supply and propose to ban it.  Can you believe that? 

Help identifying this little beauty

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 23:49

Sorry, little miss sunshine it hasn't printed 

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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