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Latest posts by Verdun

Azalea looking battered and bruised after winter.

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:34


can you post a picture?

your azalea may be a deciduous one......I have a couple looking decidedly sorry for themselves but actually now showing new buds and shoots. soon they will be splendid. perhaps your plants are already renewing.

careful you dont overdo the mulching/topping up.  Those wood chippings may not be acidic so will ruin your plants.  Not all wood chippings are the same.  you could top up with ericaceous compost or acid pine chippings but not too much.  

Ideas for metal trough

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:27

Check out suppliers like Ice Alpines.  Let,their pictures persuade you but in your trough you can plant some real gems there.  

I currently have very few alpines but have done in the past.  I have some old sinks that  now look like old stone troughs and my intention is to plant them up with alpines.  None of those spreading varieties but the cushion gems.

provide excellent drainage and decide on varieties according to suppliers' advice and you will have an eye catching display.  put your strawberries sone where else SarSpud


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:13

The Emgland game was amazing.  Yet all 3 games were amazing too today.  Irelamd deserved to win because they were more disciplined.  England made too many mistakes but have the ability to win the World Cup this year.....if they can control their waywardness.

ordered a couple more plants add to my burgeoning stock  in (large) pots waiting to be planted soon.  May have to revert to selling plants again!


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:03

Who are these people making such unemotional,decisions about the most emotional situations?  They are supposed to represent us, be us and not against us.   Too many pompous, arrogant, unfeeling and robotic people are in positions of such power.  They need to be challenged.  

I feel for granma, Lyn, Gemma and others 



Posted: 21/03/2015 at 19:53

Hiya wonky legs.  Warm welcome. 


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:59

Forum out of order was it?  Prob because I was not posting ...a little sulk methinks 

absolutely cracking day here today.  Warm sunshine all through......bit of a chill in wind but still very pleasant.  And a Cuppa in the garden is luverly.

where I take my dog sometimes I noticed a bouquet of flowers and assumed someone had lost their dog.  Turns out it was the owner.  aged 41 and very fit.  Sudden heart attack.  bit of a shock that! 


Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:53

Not the best grass to grow in a pot, in my opinion.  However, depending on size of your plant at least double the size of  the rootball I'd suggest for this year.  And to use a john Innes number 3 compost.


Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:24

Damp soil surface works for me.  In veg patch I try to keep surface damp by spraying with hose.  

I would not eat veg if cats used the area as a toilet

a dog being around helps too I think 

Put A Name To This

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 17:54

So many hybrid hebes around now it's difficult to identify.  Cold weather, new spring growth etc all cause red or coloured foliage.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:34

Day daisy, do that and your rhubarb will not be good next year.  Rhubarb likes to be undisturbed for best stalks.  

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