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Latest posts by Verdun

I wish I did not like biscuits so much

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 16:06

Well, that's just greedy Mark. I never take biscuits to the potting shed.  

Ok, I lie.  

To be factual, I do find gardening makes me hungry.  Bread is my thing.  Lots of it.  Thick, fresh with loads of butter n cheese. 

I've discovered biscuits for low cost and once a packet is opened they are gone 

Not into coke though Mark. Tea or milk is my thing.  

Pruning Winter Jasmine

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 16:00

Hiya outdoor girl

Prune immediately after flowering.  As hard as you like too. No need to look for buds, etc.  I usually do mine with shears cutting back all the lomg shoots.

It will flower on wood made this year so next wimter/spring will.produce flowers.

I would add some potash too or in spring.  


Strange PM from unknown person.

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 22:34

No I didn't busy and Im quite upset about that 

any blokes here get one?   Sorry, been watching Sherlock so I'm "detectivating". 

Talkback: New Zealand flatworms

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 22:26

I think brought in composts, manures, plants in pots etc will be how these flat worms will enter our gardens.  I am careful to check plants but mpc etc are more difficult...these are not as good, as clean or as pest free as I think they once were.  I remember one batch actually contained weedkiller.

Strange PM from unknown person.

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 22:14

Can I have a Trojan horse too Dove?   I'm nice and I didn't get a reasonable message from the nice lady 


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 20:19

KEF, for the very best tomatoes evidence shows they germinate inside a day if sown on April 1 at 1.30 am 

Privet hedge

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 19:48

I wouldn't worry too much Greg.  

Privet isn't evergreen everywhere.  Leave well alone until spring when new shoots will form.

Excess Nitrogen in veg plot soil

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 18:10


What is your nitrogen reading?  How did veg grow last year?  

Sawdust makes sense.....maybe use it as a mulch around emerging veg.   It will help comserve moisture too during the summer

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 18:05

I have a nice lavendar hedge too dividing veg patch from pathway.  Put a nice curving one in for a friend last year prob 60 ' plus.  Both in the sun and on free draining soil.

A couple of yellow Heucheras are on borrowed time......weak growers that have been tried in different sites.

Strange PM from unknown person.

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 17:54 anything from someone you aren't 100% sure of.  Curiosity can cause you huge problems.  

Clearly this is not genuine.  

Discussions started by Verdun

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They're bossing it now........

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