Latest posts by Verdun

Rhubarb Removal

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:39

For me Stockbridge Arrow is unbeatable 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:38

Sel la vie P 

just enjoy every day. ,it's what I try to do 

bare honeysuckle- is it dead?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:35


honeysuckles do sulk a little after my experience anyway. 

Why do you think it was "diseased"?  

I have a pair of different honeysuckles over an arch and earlier this year pruned both very hard.  Had little time over last 2 years to prune them.  They were slow but now growth is good.

do the remaining branches look dead, twiggy, brittle? 

Give it a couple of weeks ...the recent rain will help as will the increased recent warmth. 

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:24

That's ok Philippa.

for me planting now helps planting depth and you can see how it will look in relationship to other stuff there.  

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:14

Now JOY20

plant it with some compost to help enrich the soil 

in an urn?  I doubt it will grow well there.  

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:09

Philippa,,Philippa,,Philippa....the longest day soon . I love this side of it, the planning, planting, the bounty of fruit, veg and flowers to come. Of course, it puts things into perspective. The egypt plane crash does even more so.....horrific

Lupins i a south facing circle in the middle of my garden.

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:04

Fishy, I can understand Treza's desire for lupins.  I can grow them....touch wood....and they can look sensational but only for a few weeks.

 Went through many phases...annuals,,delphiniums ....grew about 30 of them all staked all supremely tall and blue.  Then some died to spoil my delphinium wall and after flowering there was only a boring space for most of the summer....dahlias en bloc, etc etc.

now,,with more awareness, I grow varieties of shapes,,sizes and I hope Treza can think again 

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:55

Ah!  That's reassuring bookertoo 

I think we have to laugh about these quirks,,mannerisms,,whatever. I laugh at most things even myself 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:44

B3 I think you may well be right.....many will look to the safe hands we already have..??...and vote to remain.   I think the majority of people are actually frightened esp now the due date is almost here

Smeone mentioned £7 billion as all we would save.  That would put the NHS on its feet, pay for the latest cancer drug that has just been denied to patients and help support the disabled.  "Only £7 billion" 

of course, would the govt use it for these purposes?  I guess not 


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:10

Post a picture please Richard 

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