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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:30

Happy burthday, again, punkdoc and clari.

(I have a birthday this year too 

pot bound lupin

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 07:57

Ice, gently...but firmly....loosen the roots both at the side and the bottom.  You may have to break some of the bottom, soft brittle roots.  Horror!  Shock!  But I would remove the flower stems.  

Pot up at couple of sizes bigger.  Water well.  Feed.  You will have a much bigger plant in a couple of weeks with flowers to come.

squeeaze pot a few times and, yes, after soaking for 30 minutes or so, and cut that plastic pot off.


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 07:52

Hello forkers 

damp morning..........gentle drizzle.  Think next few days will be cooler but still pleasant.

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:42

I have realised this Dove. 

I wish I could be satisfied with some planting I did last year but I always have to change, tinker and over think.  sometimes the new plants that replaced the old have not been better.  I guess this is a common gardening thing 

Time to plant out runner beans?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:48

Sara, plant them out but drape some fleece over them for a day or two if you think it's a but cold where you are.  It won't harm them but it will put your mind at rest

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:46

Chris Beardshaw is known for it Dove....pinching others' ideas.  I strongly suspect him of taking plants from my front garden.  It looked like him anyway.........he made his escape on his tricycle. 


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:43

I know Pam....cant help my karis, chariss, cwrisma, charm, modesty and beauty .  But I don't like to boast so let's keep this truth a secret 

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:39

Must add aster frikartii monch.....lavendar blue flowers all summer into autumn.  easy, reliable,,superb.

re shastas, check out leucanthemum broadway  lights.........nice partner for the above with white, cream centred flowers. 

Garden evergreen foliage, hardy and lots of scented flowers from white through to red.

Anthemis E C Buxton will produce butter yellow flowers all summer too 

euphorbia rubra purpurea with purple foliage all year round is beautiful in itself but a great foil for most other flowers/ plants

have good fun choosing hogweed 


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:27

I know you are all interested so Cornwall won the rugby today to play in the final at Twickenham next week.  We let Herts get a few points but decided to win handsomely,   We will win the county championship next week for sure 

bloomin hot now 

The war on slugs-

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 15:56

No decoy area for me.  Not convinced that it works.  It just fattens them up and encourages them to "breed"

young codger, I spray with seaweed for two reasons.....its a great tonic for plants but I share your thinking that perhaps it makes leaves unpalatable for slugs.  Not keen on using too much tends to weaken plants I think

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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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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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