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Latest posts by Verdun

Plant of the Centenary

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:38

Sir tid

Yes it is..joke but I'll get my coat.......

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:28

Hiya BrummieBen

Can you tell us how Brumbull is? A pal of yours isn't he?  Tell him forum isn't quite same without,his input and my,fuschias need his advice.........!

Lawn Damage

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:03

You're welcome Daniel

Its a mistake I'm sure we have all made......I certainly have

Marigolds in the veg patch

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 18:59

Im amazed. How did the flowerscubes into those ice cubes? 

Agree with tagetes with indoor tomatoes.  However the former need to be grown well before planting with the latter to help deter whitefly.  I'm sure this works.  Not so sure about combating ground elder though.  

Parsley and carrots need to be apart and I grow shallots or onions as a shield for parsley "carrot" fly.  

Plant of the Centenary

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 18:50

Sir tid I think jolly bee is better than rozanne....................????

Plant of the century is impossible to identify. At each season a plant stands out but it's "fame" lasts only until the next pretender comes.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 18:43

Good evening one and all

Tina. I have a feeling too that this bunch of apprentices arent too hot.  I just missed the cut but would have won if Imade it cos I am the  They are all so disrespectful.

Been nice here today...just odd shower earlier. Staked my delphiniums's going to be windy and wet and dont want them battered.

Hope everyone is fit and well...ESP Matty.  Hope you are better today

Lawn Damage

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 16:59

Can't do much.  Can you water thoroughly.  Those areas will prob die.  Suggest you reseed when those areas become bare

Never use fertiliser anything like that if it's state has become sticky,or lumpy.

Problem affecting impatiens, tomatoes and geraniums

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 16:27

Put them outside yes but I think fleece is a sensible precaution for couple of days.  I dont think there is an  issue but have a look for soil pests like vine weevil. They do attack pelargoniums and impatiens

sambucus black lace cutting back? confusing advice

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 16:21

You can cut elders as hard as you problem at all.

I wouldn't move your elder.  However, cuttings are so easy, so quick and can be taken now.  You will have a new plant next year


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 13:24 was ME!  Lol

Pinch out when a pair of new shoots is soon on stems.  Pinch out often to effectively double up on growth.  My cosmos are in 1 litre pots and very bushy.  I will plant out in 2 weeks or so but also pot on some imto 2 or 3 litre pots for later plantImg.

Coincidentally my neighbour was planting out his cosmos yesterday...straggly 5" or so specimens each with a terminal flower bud ....ideal candidates for slug bait. I persuaded him to pot on some and pinch out in the process

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