Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 22:31

Delighted Leicester are still winning.  they aren't looking second best to anyone. they could win the Premiership.  They have the talent but, more imoortantly, they have the work rate and determination.  It would be great if they did it 

The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 22:26

Hotspur, agree about the day length factor.  When I wanted large onions I would sow in xmas holiday, feed high nitrogen feed before mid summer and then switch to a high potash feed.  Always felt the most important factor was good late summer weather.

agree too later sowings can catch up and surpass earlier ones grown in less than perfect conditions 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 18:00

Mine are fwesh fwom the Beano 

battery powered lawnmowers

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:57

I use a bosch cordless.  It cuts 2 lawns and an odd piece of grass twice on a single charge.(lithium ion)    Grass is cut regularly and never too long and surface is level so mower copes very well. 

A brilliant little mower that stripes too 

the neighbour sees me carrying it sometime one handed on my shoulder as show off blokes are apt to do.   Little does she know how light it is    Shhhhh! Our secret 

recharges in an hour 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:48

I resemble that remark fidget....I don't  wear nappies anymore    oh!  Er, I see what you mean 

Dahlia's - recommended sources?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:31

The National Dahlia Collection down here in Cornwall is a great source ......check online.  You can identify what you want from the catalogues and then ask the National Dahlia collection to grow them for you. I think you need to get your orders in asap though.

I grow just a few dahlias....Clare de Lune, Honka yellow, bishop of llandaff, Twynings After Eight plus unnamed purples,,whites and yellows.  

the advantage of tubers is you can start early to produce full flowering plants by mid summer.  Buy them now and pot them up ...if in frost free place.


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:17

Must be a herbal bath then 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:38

Who ate all the donuts?    I did 

....except fidget apparently who ate the caramel fillled one

Which subjects............

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 19:08

I am neither a troll nor a mischief maker. a thread I regret starting (because many have taken it....or CHOSEN to take it in a way it was never intended) being resurrected time and time again.  I have apologised time and again.....what is if you want Hollie?  Blood?  To link me with an article on Tactical Trolling is ridiculous.  I sincerely hope nobody believes it.. For Holly to spend time researching this article ostensibly to blacken me is worrying.  Of course some will believe it.  I have friends here that simply know it is not true.  

I have been on this forum for 3 years I guess and have given good garden advice, shown care and concern, tried to inject humour, started a birthday thread that shows I care, and started threads when I know someone is poorly.  

I have taken the blame for another poster putting offensive photos on the forum.  my crime was to make light of it but never to approve it.  Some posts have been rude and offensive.....mine never have been.  I'm not like that.

I am an outspoken person, quick to speak and slow to think what I do say.  I should bite my tongue but find this difficult to do.  I care passionately about people of all sorts and have always regarded everyone as equals. i have huge compassion for people suffering .....I feel deeply when I see refugees as they are.  I would hope someone would point out in a NICE way if  I am out of order or,,better still, just ignore anything I write that they disapprove of.  

Folks, if you want me off the forum ....and it seems some do......then tell me.  If the majority do I will accept it.  I would be disappointed as I enjoy the forum immensely....the best garden one anyway.....and feel a fondness for so many here.

how can anyone genuinely say what my motives were/are?  My motive for the thread was to make people aware of the TERRORISTS already here and coming here. It was occasioned by a friend of mine worried about her daughter in Germany....women were attacked there and no protection offered to them. 

For the record, I have been inundated with pm's of support.  

I don't want this ongoing, never to die campaign against me to continue.  My thread is now a little ancient.  

Cannot win, because someone will now claim I am attention seeking.  Far from it.  I really would like not having to post, ostensibly, about me


David Bowie

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 16:32

Hosta best post by far.  Wish I said that.  How many of us leave such a legacy?  

Discussions started by Verdun

Nice gesture but maybe more?

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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HEY! This aint right!

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Cosmos xanthos

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Those who don't have grasses!

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Where are they coming from?

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New GW...??

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Garden Rescue is back......

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Fuschias and vine weevils

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What will be left standing?

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Wot did I get?

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Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

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Just to tease Ladybird

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