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Latest posts by Verdun

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 07:07

Cloudy, dry, still and warm......rain later they say. ,(said rain yesterday but it was lovely)

Picking tomatoes now and loads to come.  Looking healthy and good.    No cheese yet on my swiss cheese plant yet but I'm looking forward to that......cheese and tomato sandwiches.

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 23:00

Bekkie 

dianthus

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:40

Ooooooo!  Depending on the dianthus.....is it a perpetual flowering commonly available garden "pink"? .....it should reflower for weeks yet.  Mine flower profusely and continuously.  Do you have the label rosemummy?  I'd guess it to be a repeat,flowerimg type ....the name will reveal all. 

Month old Lavender dying, yet same age Lavender next to it is fine.

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:31

Slate on top of the soil will have no adverse affect on your lavendar FBTurtle.  However, I would leave a little space around the rootball.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:22

A friends of mine grows this...itea.....too.  Absolutely huge.....in this case a tree. Some mistake it at first sight for garrya.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:58

BizzieB

Deeper borders add Generosity to a border.  Worth doing Bizzie 

Dealing with Fuschia Rust

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:26

With hardy fuschias and hericum hidcote (which is susceptible to rust apparently) I cut hard back every year. I recall the great Geoff Hamilton advising us to do this to shrubby hypericums for this very reason and I self boasted I was already doing that 

Rust does seem to "overwinter" well so pruning back hard helps I think

Cuttings

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:11

Think that's right hogweed.  With grey/silver foliage I try to keep cuttings wet, compost wet initially, and glass jar over them,imsfead of polythene if I can 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:07

Will try beaus mum but my beauty is overwhelming the digital system 

New lawn problems

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:49

I think an animal is using your lawn to wee on......fox or cat or dog.    Try placing some mesh or netting over it for a while.  

I would then water it well for a couple of weeks and see if the damaged areas spread. If not, you will prob have found the cause.  Rake it in September and reseed

Discussions started by Verdun

Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Invasion....no likee

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Oooooooooooo

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Disappointed ..

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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 12:47

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 14:41

Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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