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Latest posts by Verdun

Crambe Cordifolia

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 17:16

Not for me.  

On-line purchases

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 17:14

Drool gardenmaiden.  Drool 


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 17:12

Hot.  Esp in my walled garden.  

Like Punkdoc I am deciding where to put large cannas that arent already in the ground. Now is the time for final decisions

planting tomorrow morning for someone, she wants compost and she wants to visit a local nursery.  Dont mind the nursery although she will buy everything.  And her computer is on the blink again and expects me to sort it.  

Trying to source Spigelia Wisley Jester.  Had it a while back but difficult to get now.  Lovely plant with red and yellow flowers.  Exotic looking.  Anyone have it?

carrots etc. are now quickly swelling .......delicious.  Had a thought today about fleecing them (which is what I do) but if carrot fly overwimters in the soil surely they are already inside the fleece?  Carrots are in same place as last year...ok, should have rotated but took the risk.  Prob go for nematodes.

heleniums starting to flower, as well as dahlias.  Echinaceas too.  removed flower stems from hostas...think they look better for it.  Besides they will send up stems again later.

Is it just me?!

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 12:02

For me, anything that doesnt perform or look good goes.  Why put up with a plant that looks poorly, mishapen or ungainly?  Plants usually will not last forever.  I am ruthless about "ugly" plants.  So many good replacements if you take cuttings or divide plants

Lupin problems

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 11:57

I have heard garden experts argue about woodlice.....they dont eat plants.  They do eat plants.  

My feeling now is that they do.  Ant killer works against them but try leaving a flat stone next to your lupins.  Check under it every day or two.  Woodlice will gather there so dispose of them

How to get lawn stripes? (not what you think)

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:30

Must confess Edd its intriging.  What made you think of that? ,

Help With Savia Microphylia

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:29

Prob the over wet and strong windy weather msher.  Our gardens have taken a battering recently.   hot lips likes dry conditions.  


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 07:25

Hello forkers.

lovely morning...hopefully we wont get the very hot temps forecast for south east over next few days but will be very warm


How to get lawn stripes? (not what you think)

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 23:30

Use a hand razor...minus blades.  One way then other 

Stripes for a roller-less Honda ?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 22:47

A roller is really needed for stripes. however mowing one way and then the other will give a sort of stripe effect....much as Joe has said.  I do like my stripes

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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WATCH OUT...........

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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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David Bowie

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

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