Latest posts by Verdun

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:44

Better than me dribbling over doughnuts 

Me too.....checking out veg seeds 

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:41

What colours 4th panda?  Intended growing a new black this year for delivery in spring.  And a double green intrigues me.  However, unsure of just how rich a green it is.  Will enquire about that.

Fox poo

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:34

Dove, I'm getting worried about handy chap's doorstep. So. Fox poo plus dog poo and he has a cat there too!!!!!!

Flowering out of season

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:31

Lupins flowering for third time.  Delphiniums already twice and time for them to flower again.  Hellebores during the summer.  I often have gazanias, etc flowerimg in winter. Linum perenne that flowered from early spring and was cut back mid summer is now in full flower again.  It's been a brilliant summer for floweriing plants.

Fox poo

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:26

Waterbutts, are you suspecting foul play?  

Nut, believe me it's a smell ??ou dont want.  In my haste one day weeding amongst my heathers I vigorously grabbed some foxes poo and the smell was baaaaaaaaad.  Washed my hands over n over. 

Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:20

Now, back to serious stuff.  Rogersias.  Never grown them cos my soil is not heavy enough.  Would love to incorporate them though.  May make a "rich" some good well rotted compost and couple bags of dried manure.  Anyone successfully growing them?  Perfect for clay soil I know but I'm so tempted to try.

Plan too to grow lot more allium purple sensation and associate with white tulips

Fox poo

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:05

I sympathise.  Whenever I come across,fox poo in the garden when weeding etc. it really is eye watering.  Maybe a plastic mesh?  Jeyes might work ..maybe spraying something you could leave on your doorstep?

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 20:34

No, MrsG.  Don't do that.  See, I really am excited.

(forgot about pics....think I'll wait for another week for miscanthus flowers to fully appear)

New Tomato Pests?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 20:29

Had one this year.  On one plant.  Removed every leaf to find it ...never did.  Knew he was there prob tightly adjacent to main stem.  Didn't really affect my crop too much.  Every year I hang a tight mesh over the door and window of the GH and this prevents this moth.  However, this year I didn't " bother".  Next year I will resume doing this and will return to undamaged crops.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 20:20

Just been tracking my plant order.  It's very exciting......well, it's been a bit boring today, see that my order has been collected and is currently at the Leeds depot.  I shall check it again tomorrow to see is.  Then I will know fairly accurately when my parcel will arrive.

(I had a parcel last week and tracked hadn't arrived when I returned with my dog for his walk.  I Immediately checked the status on iPad and it said "delivered".  Went to front door and there it was.  Isn't technology wonderful?)

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