Latest posts by Verdun

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 19:31

GG. That's very sad about your SIL .....not pleasant situation is it?  Look, you need to celebrate,if you,lost 4lb.  That cake sounds very nice but I don't like cake myself.  Whipped cream AND pouring cream AND strawberries?

GardenG enjoy your rest.  

I did cut lawns and plant out echinacea Hot Papya.  This is a lovely plant ....double red and lomg flowering and, for me at least, hardy.  Not overly keen on some doubles but check this one out folks. It's a stunner.  Marmalade is an orange equivalent 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 19:23

Did you mention sticky buns nut?  What, those tasty more-ish ones?  


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 17:15

Hey, back from foodbank.   Busiest yet.  Am exhausted....and I haven't been paid my bonus yet!

Fairygirl, ??ou think I'm,not funny?  I joked and teased all afternoon at the foodbank and they all laughed...........erm, well, actually not sure they did !! But I thought I was hilarious.

Threatens to rain here but then sun comes it's warm and humid at times but the sea breezes do coola bit.

Got to admire fairygirl.....what a worker!  

Tina, talking about Jeremy kyle, I took my mum to,audiology dept recently and he was on the public  tv. What a shambles...everybody screaming and threatening one another....and then there was the Jeremy Kyle programme.


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 12:35

Waterbutts.....ha ha.  It's difficult one isnt it?

Tina I agree with you about the glitches.  But the people are sooooooo nice aren't we, they?  Hope everything is going well with ??ou. 

Lovely day here but now off to foodbank....hate being indoors when it's like this and I think I will be asked to do more there!!!

My healthy looking potentilla fruiticosa

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 10:51

My question too elliedaisy, did you prune it?  If you,prune in spring it will delay flowering,by several weeks and if hard,pruned may not flower at all this year.  

I grow few varieties and they all flower easily without any special treatment.  No, I,wouldn't move it if it has been flowering in previous years in that spot.  Potentilla roots can be pretty widespread and at 9 years old prob would not like to be moved at all.  

Possibly it is too dry....last year was a wet one though, and you said it hasnt flowered for 3 maybe a good organic feed of fish blood and bone, a good watering and a good mulch.  I sense though that ??ou have pruned ....last year or this....quite severely!   Maybe too big a bush?


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 10:42

Just to say, I think it,prob best not to comment on the spam,posts.  I understand we would like to have a go at them but it just sends their thread further up the latest posts chain

Dont really understand why spam is getting through.  Does it happen on other forums?


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:10

Fairygirl,  think you are mistaken...that "big fat juicy looking bud" is a slug.   Sorry!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:07

Nice one John


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:04

Morning folks

Humid here but max temp to be around cooler and pleasant.

Picking Sungold tomatoes, blueberries and blackcurramts.

Got foodbank duties later.   It's been very hot, stuffy amd hectic last couple weeks.  We are adding free meals for children during school hols now .....expecting no respite today.

A white lupini will be going over soon so unsure what will replace it.  Everything else there knits together so may need a visit to nursery.  Have some plants though so may use those

For,those of you in extreme heat stay cool

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:45

Wot  a fuss......a boy born to the royal family and it puts serious news on the back pages.  

Been humid and cloudy here today but not so hot.  Think we will miss those thunderstorms too.

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