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Latest posts by Verdun

Choosing the correct rootstock

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:32

Hiya Bob,  I grow 2 varieties of peaches but peach leaf curl is an issue so I'm interested in your resistant variety.  No leaf curl at all?  Apricots seem to get some leaf curl too in my experience.  

Plants Online

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:28

Maybe for Christmas you will get a good garden reference book!  


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:25

I have stocks wanting to flower....I simply pinch out, not just the flower buds but the top growth.  I want all my flowers in late winter and early spring not now.    With wallflowers I pinch out early and now. Makes for more flowerimg stems on a bushier sturdier plant.

Plants Online

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:15

Ryan, it just means being humble..seen to be respectful of older people's advice, comments etc. ,older people just love "nice" youngsters keen to learn them them.  No, not thick at all. Show people you want to know things, pick up useful tips from them


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:07

4th panda,it was the Tiddlywinks world championship. ,we won by three tiddles.  

silly quotes

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:03

If the wind changes when you make a funny face you will look like that  forever.

If a bird poos on your head it brings you good luck....... 

Plants Online

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:59

Ryan,,show some,humility, keenness, respect and appreciation for any advice they give you and I'm sure the old guys at the market will take very well to ??ou. 

Serious! Really

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:57

Break 23...I am shocked!  You are older than 27?  Ha ha. 

I don't know that programme. 

A lot of nostalgia for me involves cars, not so much the tv.  My sports cars......Austin Healy sprite. Wire wheels, British racing green and the arrogance of youth.....a poser I guess, with a denim hat, pipe ( I could  not keep alight) and loud, loud music from a soft top motor ...rain or shine the top remained down    However, it always seemed sunny   Had a few sprites, spitfires, etc.  

Plants Online

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:48

Hello again Ryan

Cant remember what I charged for plants but I did a range of small and bigger plants.  The small ones would be quite cheap.  Just look around and see what the garden centres charge and what the DIY guys charge.  They usually are expensive so you shold be able to undercut them amd still make good profit.  

The key is to understand the plants you grow......get a food supply of perlite if you are growing plants that like good drainage. Also for seed sowing.  

I grew lots of tender plants too, plants that were bit unusual, grasses, and all kinds of perennials.  Because I grow so many plants I'm always splitting them and I used to pot  up large cannas, Phormiums, etc and these would be sold in mid to late summer as impressive specimens that were better than the GC had.  So, I charged a lot for these and they always sold.

Ryan,you sound ideal.  Keen, pleasant, eager to learn, prepared to work and energetic.  Sure you will do well. Do it all slowly. You will get to know what plamts sell.  The farmers' market sounds good ...??ou will learn a lot from other people there


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:27

Hello forkers

Wind building up now.  Supposed to be a couple  of hours of really strong winds ...hmmm!    It will determine if I cut down the herbaceous plants and grasses or not.  However, the grasses usually stand  up to provide a structure over winter so we'll see.

Yea, we beat the Aussies.     We will now remain unbeaten for next 12 months!  

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