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Latest posts by Verdun

Can anyone tell me what this shrub might be?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:18
It's times like these when I know I need to go to specs avers again.

Perennial project the forum way

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:15
But puncdoc, we all need to be focussed so no angry trousers. Ok?

which is best?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:06
I don't have confidence in gro bags because they seem to dry out too easily.
This year I will grow in 3 litre pots using added perlite.
I must confess the obsession this year to grow lots of tomatoes.
I like figrats idea of mixing home made compost imto the mix too. ,definitely will do that.
And I intend to keep tomato,foliage dry to,avoid blight

Perennial project the forum way

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 08:58
Ive recently been asked to suggest plantIng scheme usIng hardy perennials and lots of flowers. To attract bees and butterflies would also be good I will be given dimensions, description of soil, and location. This sounds like a fun project.... Will post more info soon

Got any 'ose?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 08:50
Bob, sorry to admit I know little about those fruits
Wine berry, jostaberry, lingonberry or Worcesterberry
How do you rate them? How do they compare with "usual" fruit like gooseberries, raspberries, etc?
Like Fairygirl, can you educate us a little please?


Posted: 09/04/2013 at 08:37
Morni g FORKERS.
Chicky restrain yourself. Keep away from GC.....It will severely damage your wallet
Blue hydrangeas are everywhere in Cornwall....grow wild almost...but in my garden soil is wrong for them so grow pink one. Woulld like a white called Anabelle.
How kind that Brumbulls putting a brave face on my lurgy...I guess he will survive. Ha na
Fairygirl, fairies don't exist....don't believe in stuff like that. Er, what do fairy prints look like then, just out of,curiousity? Anyway, I dont believe you are a fairy. Er, you're not.........are you?

A few things

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:43
Exactly what punkdoc says. It's been such a crazy winter that plants have suffered quite widely. When we get some real warmth again we should see things normalise. ,so wouldn't worry right now

good loppers?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:37
Surprised myself. Bought pair from Lidl with 3 year warranty and they are superb.

pruning old conifers

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:34
What conifers are they? Leylandii? If so agree with chica
Chica you look very young there in your picture.

Can anyone tell me what this shrub might be?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:31
Looks like pittosporum garnetti. Choisya sundance too

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