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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 12:35

Waterbutts.....ha ha.  It's difficult one isnt it?

Tina I agree with you about the glitches.  But the people are sooooooo nice aren't we, they?  Hope everything is going well with ??ou. 

Lovely day here but now off to foodbank....hate being indoors when it's like this and I think I will be asked to do more there!!!

My healthy looking potentilla fruiticosa

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 10:51

My question too elliedaisy, did you prune it?  If you,prune in spring it will delay flowering,by several weeks and if hard,pruned may not flower at all this year.  

I grow few varieties and they all flower easily without any special treatment.  No, I,wouldn't move it if it has been flowering in previous years in that spot.  Potentilla roots can be pretty widespread and at 9 years old prob would not like to be moved at all.  

Possibly it is too dry....last year was a wet one though, and you said it hasnt flowered for 3 maybe a good organic feed of fish blood and bone, a good watering and a good mulch.  I sense though that ??ou have pruned ....last year or this....quite severely!   Maybe too big a bush?


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 10:42

Just to say, I think it,prob best not to comment on the spam,posts.  I understand we would like to have a go at them but it just sends their thread further up the latest posts chain

Dont really understand why spam is getting through.  Does it happen on other forums?


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:10

Fairygirl,  think you are mistaken...that "big fat juicy looking bud" is a slug.   Sorry!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:07

Nice one John


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:04

Morning folks

Humid here but max temp to be around cooler and pleasant.

Picking Sungold tomatoes, blueberries and blackcurramts.

Got foodbank duties later.   It's been very hot, stuffy amd hectic last couple weeks.  We are adding free meals for children during school hols now .....expecting no respite today.

A white lupini will be going over soon so unsure what will replace it.  Everything else there knits together so may need a visit to nursery.  Have some plants though so may use those

For,those of you in extreme heat stay cool

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:45

Wot  a fuss......a boy born to the royal family and it puts serious news on the back pages.  

Been humid and cloudy here today but not so hot.  Think we will miss those thunderstorms too.

phlox dying

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:40

Eelworm is a serious problem with phlox but you say yours flower well with wonderful green leaves.  Is it just at the base thaf leaves fall off? It doesn't sound like eelworm then.  

Is the ground very free draining ?   If so it could be shortage of water ESP with the recent heat we have all experienced

Unknown Shrub and pest infestation

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:41

It looks like viburnum to me too.  I would scrape them off as best you can and then spray just as bob has advised.....viz., Provado ultimate bug killer

Runner beans

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:30

Look, maybe we could all send a bean each to Mahwah.....or join me as the phantom gardener and leave beans there

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