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Latest posts by Verdun

Riddle me

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 09:01

Nobody got it yet?  He he

......the good guys

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 00:28

Clematis armandii red dahlia.  Scented flowers too.  

Talkback: How to deter slugs with copper tape

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 17:48

I got copper tape online.  

Copper pipe works very well .....ello, ello, ello.  


Riddle me

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 17:45

Tee hee hee.  Me too. 

Hey, shall we agree not to google any answers?  Promise?  Will be a good  thread then



Posted: 13/12/2013 at 17:40

Off for meal soon.  The wine sounds good

KEF, now dont drink too much......oh, heck!  Go on enjoy yourself 

Which varieties for 2014

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 17:37

Newboy hiya

Well I grow salad veg these days and not too much over winter.

For carrots I used to try the latest hybrids but now back to the old tried and tested Early Nantes and Chantenay.  Just as tasty and far cheaper. Beetroot Bolthardy.  For,spring onions I prefer varieties like guardsman instead of white Lisbon.  Lettuce, well I like little gem and saladin.  Runner beans will be Mergoles....the best tasting stringless variety in my opinion.  Tomatoes mean gardeners delight and Shirley.  Ailsa Craig for good mild onions.

I try something different each year when considering peas but I like the early Little Marvel.  Delicious.  

To get the soil in good condition is the most important ingredient in growing good veg.  To be aware of what each crop needs too.....e.g. Don't put your carrots in freshly manured soil.  

I try to grow as organically as slug pellets around my "eatables" and organic fertilisers like fish blood and bone, no chemicals for pest control (fleece for carrots fly and pea maggot) 

I practise no digging too.  After the initial deep dig years back I simply add compost, manure, mushroom compost, seaweed etc to the soil in autumn and scratch it in in early spring.  For carrots though I do "scratch" a little deeper with a 3 prong cultivator to about 8" or so to produce excellent unforked and eaten raw produce. Runner beans too have a trench liberally filled with garden compost every autumn.

Nothing like your own garden produce Newboy.  Enjoy   (this has made me anticipate those delicious summer treats )


Posted: 13/12/2013 at 11:49

Now -  on the desktop - I can see your pink dream car James  

Riddle me

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 11:45

no James.  I am right.  cos Im cornish and never wrong.  ha ha.  will now log on to your blog for a mo

KEF   you are right. it is wrong   I guess not the cleverest riddle in the world  but





Posted: 13/12/2013 at 09:14

Just poked my head around the corner to read your blog James for first time.

Like it a lot 

Dont try too's fine as it is, in my opinion

Riddle me

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 09:11

The bellboy simply keeps £3 James.

What word is always spelt wrong?  

I could get Imto this but old brain is only just getting into gear

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