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Latest posts by Verdun

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 22:36

Lyn, I expect the flowers to come.  Wait a while yet.  Same with violas

Birds .....sparrows?....peck out flower buds sometimes though.  If you suspect this is happening throw a net or grid over them


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 19:22

That boxing game sounds good Lyn.  Boxing is my passion ever since I lasted a round at a Fair as a teenager and winning a fiver...I think.  it was good because the Chinese whisperers college mates....made me win by a knockout.

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 19:02

That's what I need... A shredder.  A decent high quality one and not the flimsy thing I once had

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:20

Not anything in particular at the moment but have just woken up !   A couple more cannas though are tempting me.

Have grown a few hedychiums but they are invasive for me down here.  The mild climate doesnt control them.  However. They are exotic to look at, many are scented amd they will well in large containers.  Prob just persuaded myself to do just that.

In the garden they produce vigorous root systems so prob best on their own somewhere.


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:36

Enjoy your meal tonight Matty .  Did you get acer variety you wanted?

sunshine here now.........spring just around the corner and then another glorious summer 

New To This!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 09:22

Carrots easy for me too.  Live on them all summer........hey!  Is that why my niece calls me "orange face"?  Fine, stone free, manure free soil and some fleece to protect against carrot fly should produce a fine crop.  Companion planting.....I alternate with onions/spring also worthwhile.

Dont really have any problems growing any veg but the moral seems to be get the soil right first.  


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 09:10

Morning folks.'s Sunday.  

lot of rain and strong winds last night. Not too cold though. Clearing now and expecting something lot better.

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 00:29

Agree this sounds like an occasion to talk nicely to your neighbours.  I sense there will be very little fall out.  Probably your neighbour's gardener would cut and remove for you

Chucking back your prunings could seem provocative ....not sure I would like to have it done to me.  

New To This!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 00:18

Hoping our expert ...STACEY reading this.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 00:17

Great news Matty.  Onwards and upwards now 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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