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Latest posts by Verdun

......the good guys

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 23:44

Ah! So many Cornish nurseries mentioned here....cross common, burncoose, duchy of Cornwall.  The home of the good guys 

Daffodils sprouting

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 23:39

Daffs in my garden already some 30 cm high.  Just normal here.  Daff varieties are so early you  can have them for months. 


Posted: 02/12/2013 at 20:28

Fidget, many years back  I was painting  bedroom walls standing on a double bed.  Bit bouncy.  Can was on corner edge of bed.  I bounced full 2.5 litre of paint over the bed and carpet.  expensive time. What a laugh we all had.   Never learn tho. 

December 2013 Issue - The Calendar

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 19:52

Well, I shall have to take a closer look.  As folks say its free amd there is a mag to read too 


Posted: 02/12/2013 at 19:47

Er!  Didn't I return the car to you Dove? I was told someone hit your car when it was parked but it wasn't me and I wasn't even there when it happened.  Besides I don't have a licence to drive so it couldn't have been me

You wont believe our favorite telly programs.

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 19:43

Loved Ever Decreasing Circles.  Prob my fav comedy prog.  I'm supposed to have been like Paul and my ex bro in law like Martin!  I thought I was more like Martin myself because of his (superb) jokes 

Never liked Dads Army until recently.  Now I think it's great. 

How far back were the Wednesday Plays?  Were  they called that?  Mid week dramas.    Used to enjoy them. 


Planting & Staggering !

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 19:30 too.  Thinning the carrots I noticed my size 11's squashing the adjacent row of spring onions.  And because I'm impatient I do tend to stagger around the lettuces. 


Posted: 02/12/2013 at 19:23

Hey Dove....sorry to hear you are injured.  Get well soon 

Sounds like a lovely weekend Stacey 

Foodbank was blooming' hard work today. In the warehouse with nobody to talk to for about an hour.  Nobody to talk to, for an hour???  And no food! 

Then local radio station  reporter turned up....took my photo?  But it's RADIO   Made a joke......excellent too.  Same standard as all my jokes here so impressive  folks 

Plant parcel included buddleia buzz Ivory.  Considering it's size ....3 litre pot and at least 60 cm high after it was obviously pruned.....I am well pleased.  Expect it to grow at least 150 cm next summer.  Had a good spot for it but now considering a "perfect" situation for it .  Plants have to be planted with associations and companions in mind 

thyme pruning

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 17:40

My haircut Potentillas look very, very natural.  As I said I also select pruning points.   Works for me.  Flowering then begins slightly later......June prob then through to autumn.  

Done thoughtfully Potentillas pruned like this remain compact, floriferous and "young".   

Thats the beauty of gardening.......often there is no right or wrong way;  if it works 



Posted: 02/12/2013 at 08:10


Hey, MrsGarden!  You don't take notice of hellebores   ???   But there is nothing better from mid winter through spring.  Cut those leaves and stand back ready to be a amazed 

Got foodbank soon ..I'm in demand 

Looks like a sunny day 


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Blue foliage

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