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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 17:11

Hello fairy...and goodbye.

i decided last week to buy no more Plants. I'm a man of determination, resolution and .......I am weak!    Since then I have succumbed.  Now where to put them.  Trouble is my local gc has a sale but nothing I really wanted yet I cannot get one or two out of my mind.  

Heavy rain and strong wind now.  The local radio station has just told us it will get much, much worse ....lovely!   If I survive I will buy the above plants.

a mini tornado hit just a few miles from here last night.  A local house was hit by lightning and some have had tv and routers damaged.  

But spring is on its way folks 


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 15:28

A bit late for my liking night garden.  I would have used it last October though.  Can you keep it until next autumn or use it between established veg crops in summer?  


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 14:19

Just got back in.  Rain arriving now and wind is picking up.  Think we are all a little nervous about Rachel tonight.  (Any Rachel I've ever known has been very agreeable! )

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 14:14

Thanks Blairs.  Agree with you that Coblands is excellent.  

Regular contributers.

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 07:46

Benefit of the doubt Cowslip.  As an agitator at times, as a speak first think later kind of guy I regularly say the wrong thing.

it was a good thread though because it clearly displayed a strong unity here and that we are not idle so and so's 

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 07:39

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOODY.........(bet he's having a whale of a time )


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 07:38

Morning forkers

hope you all stay warm and safe out there.

thunder n lightning last evening but not too bad right now.  No ice, etc., but just a little further East snow and ice is about.

alarmist talk about the strong winds tonight.  Will know tomorrow how bad it was! 


The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 21:59

A prog to look forward to then.....about grasses.  Have a fair number of them already but always adding more. 

Talkback: Colourful camellias

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 20:34

Not sure there is a best time.  I've taken cuttings from camellias even in winter.  However, I think early summer is good.  I take heels from healthy shoots and trim leaves by half.  Cuttings about 2 to 3" long.  John Innes ericaceous plus perlite compost.  7 cuttings or so around the rim of the pot and covered with polythene bag. 


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 20:29

Runnybeak, I havent seen garden progs yet but they are recorded so will look forward to the grasses feature for sure.  


Discussions started by Verdun

Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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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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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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