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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:18

Oh, missed chicky.  Can certainly arrange for snow occurring only at your convenience 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:15

You want frosts pottie?  You got it.  

We certainly had plenty of pests this summer,,didn't we?   Caterpillars did an awful lot of damage to geraniums and others.  Ants were a big problem too as well as lily beetles.  Im torn about what I should do about pests next year.....spray or not to.  I know the pros and cons but I'm comsidering other options.   More nematodes, more pre-emptive but natural sprays, be on early alert for the signs of problems.  Brum's hot dip is something I've already tried too.

Lots of rain earlier so my new border has been well n truly settled in 


Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:06

Hiya gimglygamgly

Youre right. Forgot about those clearance areas.  I'm going to get whole bunch more,ofperennials but will check out local GC later.  I too love Pulmonarias.  The raspberry splash is a new one to me so I must have that now.

Urban wildlife.....good time, as ??ou say, to buy perennials to divide and pot up.  Think I have a hedgehog that visits me.  Saw,it only once though.  Should I start leaving saucer of milk/whatever in case it is calling?  Love to see it and encourage it.  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:52

Hiya folks.  What a hectic morning....chauffeuring and more.

Want to relax with friends on the forum so here I am.

Its not rocket the people and the forum a lot but have to decide and I'm sticking with this thread for all the reasons given when we, as a forum majority, decided upon few weeks back.  It's not creating factions etc.  I rarely comment on wildlife issues only cos I'm out of my depth there.  I still read them...still learn from them.  That's what we all should do instead of analysing why or who??   I thought I was pretty knowledgeable but I have learned a lot on this forum so why would I go elsewhere?

Hey!  I see my name taken in vain again by the girls......only Pottie has shown me the respect I deserve so I will give my forecast for the she asks...but it's just for her.  It will be a mild one Pottie    Fidget I don't bury people under patios any more...veg garden for that 

I  checked out some forums few months back..out of curiosity.  I prefer this one.  Some are really quite snooty, don't you know. 

When I see a thread or comment that looks confrontational or not too nice I will just go on to another thread........simples 

Keep warm and dry folks 



Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:57

Morning punkdoc

Im disappointed too.  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:05

Morning fairy.  Can that lump of concrete not be broken up?  Or can ??ou utilise it in some constructive  way?  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:26


Windy, wet and very warm.

Early start...have chauffeuring duties 

Keep cosy today everyone 



Posted: 20/10/2013 at 23:29

Yes, I recommend my lawn weedkiller for clover.  Verdun.....verdone  Is effective.  Few years back and the lawn weedkillers werent too hot on dealing with clover and I used to buy clover weedkiller.

I know dove is right basically in her environment thinking but I don't like weeds or clover in my lawn so I spot treat for them occasionally.  I think clover needs repeat treatments for the season but does have a tendency to return now and then.


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 23:18

KEF, they tend to go deep and then suddenly pop up a few metres away.  I suspected this so dug up a bamboo after a year growing.  I wanted to see its habit.  It's roots were "secretly" invading underground.  I did the same with an artemisia I gambled on. Same habit so up it came.  The roots still came up a year later. 

Serious! Really

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 23:09

I know.  Quite right lily.  The past is so important yet so easily forgotten.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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

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Love your garden

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