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Latest posts by Verdun

Wot no carrots?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:13

Does that mean you only sow carrots when you're sitting down?

I am a silly billy!

Wot no carrots?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 13:43

Carrots don't transplant well at all.  If they were quite sizeable they would simply have made top yours have.  Feeding will have made no difference.  Watering may have though, so did you water them WELL when you fans planted can sow seed now and I would water the drills first before sowing and water after sowing.  I would cover with fleece

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 08:30

So many plants I could add but since geum has just been mentimention have to mention geum Totally Tamgerine.  Been flowering 3' high for weeks now. ,lovely colour


Posted: 10/07/2013 at 08:22

Good morning everybody.

Sweltering already.  81 forecast today. Could be more!!!  No sign of it changing for next 5 days at least

Very warm last night....

Did woody announce that Cormwll beat Wiltshire in the cricket?  It's only a game.  But we did win, did I say that?

On my travels today I will be passing a little nursery so will stop off.  We are driven I think to add more plants even though maybe we don't need them....yet!

Wont be gardening today.....maybe cut lawns this evening


Lavenders in containers leaves going yellow

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 23:38

That sounds like too much watering to me Nigel this  heat you might get away with it.  Lavenders like it dry...ish.  If I grew them in containers I would add 25 % perlite to the mix

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 21:51 on a wall

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 21:49

Woody.  Cornwall won


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 21:49


We have All done this sort of thing.  Once tried to train a potato plant up a trellis


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 21:45

Christopher lloyds book is on its way to me....due tomorrow I think.  Sure I will enjoy it.

A lot of grasses are now showing off......different deschampsia which I love; so delicate. ....calamagrostis Karl Foerster amd Overdam with their tight erect purplish/ beige flowers some 7' high.......stipas gigantea and Tennuissima .....festucas. Hordeums and Bowles golden grass.  Another month and the miscanthus varieties will flower too


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 21:37

Deschampsias and astilbes right now

Salvia Amistad in front of dahlia Honka.   

Dicentra king of hearts alongside Heuchera plum pudding

Stipa Tennuissima and echinacea hot Papya

aster frikarti monch behind convolvulous cneorum and alongside rudbekia Goldsturn ....prob in 3 or 4 weeks' time

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Black...good or yuck?

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Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

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I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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