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Latest posts by Verdun

Autumn colour

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:31

Such a thread will interest me too.

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:30

One carrot to,supply you for a week farmergeddon!  Sounds impressive though 

Despite warnings to the contrary, I find large carrots, if grown well, taste just as good as smaller ones.  deeply cultivated, fertile soil and stable water supplies equal good carrots, carrot fly permitting 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:26

Can't stop lily....got the runs.....................

Hydrangea

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:25

The paniculatas ..as obelixx said......can be pruned as hard as ??ou like and prob best to go for.

Lily, me too. ,tempted by a new variety of paniculuta but need to identify perfect spot first.  What variety did ??ou get?

Raymond.....could be few reasons why your,hydrangea doesn't flower. ....prob as already stated but they need good moisture to do well.  If it's dry there it won't flower. 

bought 10 litre plant but received 7 lt. sellers says its a 10 lt in a 7lt ??

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:18

I agree with all the above advice.  Why not name the company here?  Tell them that and how they respond will be documented here. Naming the company helps us too and perhaps others here have had similar issues with them

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:07

Hello FORKERS.  

Astrantias will be dying back now...strangely one variety is in full flower and leaf whilst others have already died back.  they will be fine Stacey ...just don't put them in a dry spot.

Dry here but storms forecast for weekend......hmmmm!  No likee 

Will get some more wallflowers and bulbs in before the rains. 

Dove, I have a diahorrea in my garden ...the Angels fishing rod .......I'll get my coat, shall I?

Hope everybody has a happy healthy day

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 08:47

Wouldn't it be great for ??ou guys if I could post me singing cap'n beaky on the forum.  Wot a treat for all of you 

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 00:29

Anyone remember the song captain beaky and his band by Keith Mitchell?  Favourite of mine that I got played on local radio for my young nephew's birthday.    It came on the radio as I was driving him and his mates to an amusement park and we all sang along at the tops of our voices......me the biggest kid of all   Lovely!

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 00:23

Get that copper,pipe at scrap yard or builders' merchants.  If you do use copper,make sure it's not covered by soil. 

Pruning apple tree

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 00:18

Two years ago I pruned a large apple tree ...reduced it's height, removed branches that grew inwards and crossed other branches.  Removed dead wood.  I shortened all growth on branches ...this was a spur bearer.....and expected a spurt of water shoots the following year.  I reduced ...shortened or removed ..these last year.  This summer it produced a bumper crop.  The tree is accessible and manageable.  I have just pruned again in the same way. ....but now not so drastically

I have just done the same thing to 2 more large apples, one of which is a bramley.  They were producing fruit way out of reach, etc.  I have cut these hard to reduce height and reduced shoots on every branch.  I am aware bramleys tend to fruit at the tips but, clearly, they also produce on spurs so I expecf a similar result in 2 years.

This is in an orchard I planted....not my own.....and all the trees in it are very productive, relatively small because of pruning and accessible.  

In my own garden I summer prune apples and pears.....cordons and espaliers ....in August.  

I don't think there is too much to fear in pruning.  If you realise growth will be abundant after pruning and you address this by reducing this extra growth the following year I think the results will be good.  Regular pruning is the key I think.

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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