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Latest posts by Verdun

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 11:31

.....what have them pickled you mean fidget?  Adding vinegar?

Dying plants

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 11:29

Several years ago an old lady, living in a semi- detached small bungalow showed me a build up of water by fence between her and her neighbour.  He had cut a hole in it and linked his gutters to a downpipe to drain Imto her garden.  I spoke to him about it but he was adamant he was doing no harm and the old lady " didnt mind"

I mixed up some up some cement, cut his pipe back to his side, and pushed a ton (I exaggerate a little) of cement as far as possible into his pipe.  Then repaired the old lady's fence.  He later had his gutters sorted properly but never spoke to me again.  The old lady though was delighted.  I'm a great believer in sorting these things myself!

daydaisy. Next time your horrible old geezer of a neighbour does something like that call the police.  Tell them your suspicions.stops will stop her.


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:29

Keen, telling jokes is my department.  It's the way I tell 'em!

That carex pendula will spread by runners and so beware.  Two-edged sword, festucas need dry soil to look at their best but ants thrive here too.  Ant powder mixed into the soil will rectify but just an added poison?


best feed for a new lawn

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:22

Of course

Red and white currants....

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:21

Zoomer plug that open gap.  Birds will get through any opening.  I have masses of blackcurrants too that I'm picking every day.  I simply bag them up and pop in freezer. Blueberries ready to turn blue......their language is terrible!


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:15

Morning dove. Watch out that the birds don't get that fig.  As soon as WE think they are ripe the birds already have decided that and taken them


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 08:03

Glorious morning here.  Sun now and sun in the forecast for at least the week to come

Overnight the remaining Regale lilies have opened so now they're all out.  More dahlias have opened out too.  Another opened overnight is my Dierama Guinevere.....a lovely white angels fishing rod. Highly recommend this.

Wont be gardening weather....too hot.....

Oh, good morning forkers

Talkback: Mind-your-own-business

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 23:37

It's called helxine.  

Any ideas please?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 23:35

Sorry dove, if I see a few on a bush I squash them.  They do debilitate somewhat

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 23:31

Spot on fidget.  They simply go back and it's been proved

Discussions started by Verdun

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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