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Latest posts by Verdun

Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:12

I have several growing in pots.  I give sequestered iron about now.  After flowering I give a feed as advised above.  Just watch your pots dont dry out in summer.  Agree too about keeping it in its pot.  

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:05

Yes,,it is a special one.  They are all special.  Have one in September but can have another at any time. 

Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:55

Fantastic Hostafan. ,now you can start growing and selling those hostas   Love all that growing space you will have 

I have a small hexagonal grenhouse......I'm tall so it suits me that way but little elbow room.  Bought for its aesthetic qualities but should have been more practical.


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:50

I knew that KEF.  I was only testing you 


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:47

Susan, not the best choice for south facing position.  I would choose a plant for sunnier conditions there.  

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:45

Still feel it best to wait a while for weather to warm up and then assess rosemary.  Such prolonged wet weather has affected many plants this year.  

New Camellia - Jupiter

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:42

The danger is to the  flowers themselves.    Not so much the frost but the rapid thawing after thus the need to plant where it does not get early morning sun.  

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:39

Had to laugh at Keyser Soze's comment.  Still giggling at that.  Lol 


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:36

Looking good Dove.  When you first get fish you will be fascinated.  I took every opportunity to watch them....they will come to ??ou for food etc.  

It has been glorious here today.....almost hot at times.   Well, pretty warm    Still planning orders.....evaluating my plant associations.  Can't decide yet 

Think I'll change my name.......supercool sounds appropriate.  

Tracey. We know you are orchid lady now even though you said you are still Tracey and then said you are muppet newbie.  

Got onion sets and onion plants to go out.  Always good to start raking veg patch.  Carrots after. At last some real gardenIng....maybe tomorrow.


how to look after plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:22

Raymond and Michael, and watch out for the sap on your euphorbia.  It's highly caustic ...avoid getting it in your eyes.  When flowering is over cut the entire flowered stem to the ground.  This is when you will see its milky sap.  Best to wear gloves 

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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