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Latest posts by Verdun

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:31

I grow a cople of varieties but I thi k the best is Stockbridge Arrow.  Large succulent sticks of sweet taste over long period..

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:27

Thinking of you Bill as everybody else is here.  Kindest wishes to you.

Its been lovely here today. Really quite warm.

Afternoon at foodbank where it was very, very busy.  Spoiled somewhat by a scamming family.  It's a real shame cos there are lots of people out there not claiming yet need to.  Another local radio broadcaster there again today.  (when oh when will I make the headlines on radio or tv for my anonymous work?)

Our roads are now in a terrible state....because of the intense volume of rain......potholes, surface breaking, ridges forming, ground subsiding  etc etc .  Never known the roads so bad

Hydrangea in need of TLC

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:17

Whether a hydrangea produces a good blue.....or red or pink for that matter.....depends too on the variety. A red variety will never produce blue flowers whatever bluing agent, etc is added.  

I would not wash any ericaceous compost off either.....simply plant in good moist soil with added compost etc.  Prune off the dead heads to a pair of buds nearest to the old flower head.

If your soil is acid and your hydrangea is a blue variety the flowers will be good blue.  If soil is alkaline and your variety is red the flowers will be good red.  A blue growi ng on alkaline soil will produce purplish shade as will a red growing on acid soil 

Help with my Photinia Red Robin Tree

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 19:07

Foxy.

I think it's had it's day now.  They can be temperamental at the best of times.....at least for me.....so probably best to start again

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 12:13

Bill, sorry to hear that news about your son. ,thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

 

chilli peppers

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:02

Stacey, I am a beginner regarding chillis.  grew some last year in conservatory and that's about it.

I will be buying plants from gc as soon as they are available so what varieties do you suggest, assuming they have them?  Only want 3 or 4 plants and would like them hot.

However, are you saying they will do better outside in the summer? 

I will be tuning in to this thread....so, its square pots, special chilli fertiliser and grow outside?????

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:06

Not a bad "itis" to have though, is it fidget?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:01

Hello forkers

Looking very good today.....peaceful, sunny and dry 

 

Saving a fuschia!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 23:27

Nothing to lose by potting it up.  Domt do anything else.  Use small pot and water it in amd leave it.  

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 21:00

Spring is coming...fast 

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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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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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