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Latest posts by Verdun

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:22

Well, how considerate is that? Whoever it was left you some money for the inconvenience 

Are these some kind of daisy?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:17

Just cottoned onto this.  Yes, osteospermums but the more tender ones

I take cuttings in the autumn sizeable potted plants now.  It's not so easy to get non flowering shoots as every piece seems to have a flower bud.  So I take cuttings on otherwise suitable material and remove the buds.  Rooting is it as fidget suggests with 50% perlite.

(I will also take cuttings soon from my potted plants and expect rapid rooting to make garden size flowering plants this summer)

Add Ash to Soil ??

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:09

My two pennies worth.  

I would not use ash from any treated timber ESP in veg or fruit patch. Not  too happy with treated fences anyway near edible crops.

As a layman, my instincts tell me poisons and chemicals in the wood would be released into the atmosphere at the burning stage.  Possibly such elements would be deposited onto the soil. I remember burning old wicker rocking chair once and the fumes were bad.  

My veg amd fruit patch is as healthy and free from toxins as possible so, as I'm doubtful, I don't do it.


I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 08:02

Definitely Keyser

A fun thread and fun replies.  


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 07:58

Hello forkers

Cloudy but dry.  

Heleniums expected today.  No more plants will be purchased.....unless I am tempted.

Wildlife pond taking shape now Dove.  Exciting 


I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 22:46

Nice one folks. 

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:14

Yes, but I can have one earlier. 

Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:12

I have several growing in pots.  I give sequestered iron about now.  After flowering I give a feed as advised above.  Just watch your pots dont dry out in summer.  Agree too about keeping it in its pot.  

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:05

Yes,,it is a special one.  They are all special.  Have one in September but can have another at any time. 

Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:55

Fantastic Hostafan. ,now you can start growing and selling those hostas   Love all that growing space you will have 

I have a small hexagonal grenhouse......I'm tall so it suits me that way but little elbow room.  Bought for its aesthetic qualities but should have been more practical.

Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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