Latest posts by Verdun

When to pick tomatoes?

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:42

Try picking your tomatoes when they are slightly more orange than bright red.  Let is know then if they have split 

my feeling is that simply you are picking over ripe tomatoes 

Poorly lily

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:09

Its just that some lilies decline rapidly in alkaline soil. 

If it's in the ground then I would feed it ...liquid feed....until foliage dies down then lift it and pot up imto ericaceous compost.  it is best though to buy lime tolerant bulbs and plant in free draining soil

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 19:31

It must  be those flowers that bled me then Busy. 

Poorly lily

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 19:27

The variety is important but pot it up in ACID compost and feed it until,leaves are yellow. 


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:57

Like your style Topbird 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:48

I like Cadbury's roses.  And dahlia twynings After Eight.  

Euphorbias?  Rubra, esp some of the newer blacker varieties, are good for me but minus the flowers. And fhe variegated Tasman Tiger is excellent.


Daisies and the like

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:42

I want one 


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:41

Liri, echium needs lots of space.......height wise they can be very big. And good drainage. And sun.  They do grow all over the place down here.  Short lived though....the second year is when they suddenly shoot up.

still raining and expected to all night.  Dry tomorrow.

thongs?  I am a devotee...pants to amything else 

lily, hope scan went well



Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:58

Just a thought for George Cole.  His funeral today.  A brilliant comic actor.  Loved him in Minder 

just back from a walk with Spike.  What a beautiful day!!!!   Actually enjoyed it 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:53

Hiya Punkdoc 

the rose for my mum has sentiment for me ....she liked roses and I bowed to pressure from'others.  Although it is looking very healthy it has very few flowers and little scent.  I will strive to keep it. 

Christopher Lloyd did keep some roses but, crucially, he got rid of most.  He describes his dislike of them in  (I think) The Adventurous Gardener.

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