Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:17

Good morning everyone 

cold but drier. sunshine forecast.  Snow forecast on high ground in mid Cornwall and very cold nights to come 

The best onions from seed.....

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:14

Not THAT keen vegboy

often I am exorted to grow for show. For me it would spoil the fun ...and purpose..of growing good healthy crops.  The competitive nature in me would take over too.  


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

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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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