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Latest posts by Verdun

Mind Your Own Business

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 18:46

Helxine is easily controlled with glyphosate.  Spray in early spring and then again on any new growth throughout the growing season.

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:22

I knew that Dove.    I was only testing to see if others knew too 

Lily, that's par for the course at the moment, I'm afraid 

I do sympathise for those whose gardens are flooded,,ESP those on clay soils.  

Perlite or Vermiculite

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:17

Perlite for mixing into seed composts or for composts requiring good drainage.  Vermiculite for top dressing pots.  However, I use plenty of perlite but prefer grit, gravel, etc to top dress pots so vermiculite is rarely on my shopping list.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:11

Well done David.  I challenge every bill, charge, fee or estimate.  I halve my AA bill, get my insurers to price beat....not price match....car insurance, house insurance etc. I ask what discount I'm getting on every purchase I make. (never IF I will get a discount but how much) and even get a trade in when I buy new tv set for example.  It's amazing how much you can save   If a product breaks down and it's caused me inconvenience to return to the store for a replacement I ask to speak to the mamager and often receive a  goodwill compensation.  

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:00

What is a Harden mrsG?  

Theres been so much rain that even my free draining sandy loam was holding pools of water for a while.  Nothing much anyone can do when mother nature has a tantrum like this but things will dry out.  

Tomatoes

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 12:55

Will be interesting Bigolob.  Always chasing that elusive delicious tomato taste myself

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 08:45

Hello forkers

Not too bad last night or this morning.  Although bad it looks like Cornwall escaped the very worst of it all......flooding apart because lots of areas are under water.  Luckily i am above low lying ground but it must be a nightmare to be flooded.

Spike was very hungry this morning,  his eye looks ok.  He's prob still affected by painkillers etc.  He had a huge plastic hood to cover his head and face but didn't like it......well, I wouldn't like it either 

 Keep warm, safe and dry folks 

Physocarpus out growing space

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 23:25

Agree with nut.  I prefer using pots too for hardwood cuttings

My Diablo is in full sun.....I think maybe that's why its more compact.  Colour prob better too in sun.

Look, if you prefer something else there you have nothing to lose by moving your Diablo.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 22:03

Spikes feeling very sorry for himself.....confused, drugged and hungry.  May sleep in kitchen with him tonight.  Hope he doesn't snore 

Peaceful and dry here at moment.  Calm before the storm I think.  Lots of floodwater.

Apart from one pittosporum plants ..including grasses......seem unbothered.  

Hey!  Rain forecast tomorrow and Sunday and Monday and Tuesday and..............

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 08:08

It didn't seem too stormy last night. ,lots of rain amd flooding around. Think the weather is getting worse during the day.  It's eerie.....at times there is no wind amd so quiet.  Feels threatening though!  A family escaped being washed out to sea, a driver managed to get out of his car as it was swept into a stream, wheelie bins floating in the harbours, roads blocked by floods and sleet, trees down, thunder n lightning, not lost power yet but some flickering and we are warned we could.  Hey, but it's mild.....10 or 12 today. ... It seems the highest tides did not coincide with the strongest winds........this was the biggest fear.

Going out to take my dog to the vet soon.  Apparently one of the roads I use is blocked by an overturned car so fun n games 

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