Verdun


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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:34

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WONKY 

have loads of fun 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:32

Morning folks 

bright but showers due 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 07:30

Lyn, best wishes. Hope nurse can help 

Advice on a good start

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 20:08

Agree with manure and Bob's thoughts about alkalinity.  It does seem likely that acid lovers will not be suitable there 

i would plant annuals for this year...after manuring...and use the summer for sketching and researching what plants you would like there.  Try to get shapes......spikey plants as well as mounded .....foliage colours and some evergreens for structure.  Not forgetting height too of herbaceous plants.  An opportunity to get to "know" your plot and see how things grow.

Ex lawns often contain soil pests during their first year of planting so annuals are expendable enough this summer.

aim for early autumn planting of major shrubs 

Vine weevils

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 19:29

Could you use nematodes hosta?  The soil temp should be warm enough in polytunnel. 

Wouldnt use provado on food crops 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:36

Nooooooooooo hosta 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:34

Yes I did Fairy.....she said I deserved it 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:03

Warm and sunny afternoon.  Feeling almost hot 

cut grass, planted out sedums, artemisia powys castle, couple of agastaches.  

Had to stop cos my great niece, 3 months old today, bought me some cream desserts from a well known local restaurant 

Leycesteria Formosa

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:56

For me, it wont feature here.  

neighbour has it.......12' high and wide.  Here it did spread.  Removed it from a friend's garden as it became a thicket. 

It wont be like a bamboo to eradicate but it is a thug of a thing down here 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:52

Thoughts with you Lyn 

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Is this fair?

 
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If.........

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Exciting........

 
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17 degrees in a couple of days

 
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As if the day couldn't get any better.........

 
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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

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Well, he won but.....

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Sssssssscared or what?

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What is an all year round garden?

 
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Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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