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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 14:09

Hey Newboy.  You didn't offend.  I guess I didn't come across too well.  Hope you are well 


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 14:06

I was in an Argos store at 11.  Absolute silence until a voice boomed out "number??? to checkout please". 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:05

Dampish but fairly mild. 

Look, just another 5 weeks and the shortest day will be's that for optimism? 


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 08:54

 Indeedy Dove.  


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 08:37

Hello forkers

Been very wet overnight and damp now.   Brighter later.   But may get wetter   Yet I am optimistic .......( do like these smilies )

Had a bonfire yesterday to get rid of conifer trunk etc.  do like a fire but I am still smoke-scented

Hope everyone has good health and good news about their health this week.


whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 21:22

You may be right nut. They do seem to flower when they please.  I have a white double I bought many years ago supposedly the first white double amd bred in cornwall and this one is more in flower than not.  Just as you said, it's leaves do suffer and twist a little more than most but I just cut them off


Posted: 10/11/2013 at 21:15

As loNg as the garden you create brings  you joy, Newboy2, it doesnt matter if you're an "expert" or not.  

In my experience many "experts" are the most boring and narrow thinkIng of people having little awareness of anything outside their field.  A keen amateur, loving what he or she does, is what i would rather be 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 19:45

Nut, think you mean the Christmas Rose....hell Niger.  I cant grow that one from year to year.  I do buy them sometimes just for the one year.  They are earlier than orientallis.....not as good though.


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

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:52

I always use credit cards for online purchases...actually for most face to face ones too....for the protection they give.  

I bought plan ts from gardening express .....if I recall correctly they were advertised as 1litre plants but really they were plugs sitting in the middle.  I complained and received refund.  

I guess  we have all been caught out now and then Jim.

Plants advertised as 3 litre etc should rightly be of that size, viz., filling the pot 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:43

Hiya lynn

Yes I too have a couple in flower including one bought last year.....a beautiful simple yellow....good  

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