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Latest posts by Verdun

Smog going to get us?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 16:12

Ok.  Unbelievers. 

Smog going to get us?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 15:34

Read about this toxic cloud approaching the country today.

an hour or so ago a concerned resident.....just 40 miles to the east of me here in cornwall....complained on local radio about the high levels of pollution there.  He has equipment to monitor pollution and apparently the levels picked up are exceeding safe levels.....?  

Whats the situation where you are?


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:18

Sounds fishy to me!

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:12

I have noticed the big increase in fertiliser costs this year.  A 25 kg for £25.  Didn't pay that much last year.  We are in a strange situation here right now....cheaper petrol. Cheaper food but garden plants and sundries have gone through the roof?


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:08

Oh dear, dear dear.  Is it really so cold up there?  I would send you some sun but I want to keep it all.  Sorry folks !  Hope it's not too hot out there in a mo!  


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:31

Busy morning in the very warm sunshine. Almost hot.  

Taking early lunch....cos I am hungree and gweedy 

Been non stop busy though.  fed and mulched specific plants, potted on a blueberry that is growing faster than the others, for some reason....well different variety !  And pruned it a little more. And watered plants in comservstory, greenhouse and pots outside.  And washed and waxed my car.  

Beaus mum, yes I have Star of Billion but yet to see it flower.  Got it half price at the end of last summer.  It's reckoned to be good.  For me mulching astrantias generously makes better plants.....I have a few astrantiaas and that's exactly what I did this morning.

Punkdoc, my young niece bought AudiA1.......she loves it. quite a small car but I'm over 6' and it suits me....if she will let me drive it.  Can wash it but not drive it!  

the weather makes me feel it's mid May and I need to get things done but it was a little chilly first thing this morning so..........

took Spike too earlier to beach and blue sky, blue calm sea, sunshine and mist rising in the distance was wonderful.  Have to watch out for emerging adders now I guess.  


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:09

Morning forkers

Yet another beautiful morning . Bit chilly but warming up fast 


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:58

Wot did I say?  Who me? 

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:55

A rooted plant by summer's end from spring cutting.   a garden ready plant for the spring.

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 20:19

For me they are easy.  Take them most years as Bowles mauve falls from perfection from second year.

never needed heat

half perlite, or more, to half mpc.  Water well.  Poly bag. Shade. Taken in soring or summer

Discussions started by Verdun roses !!

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Flowering and scenting your garden now

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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WATCH OUT...........

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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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David Bowie

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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