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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 11:17

When at college .....years and years ago....I tried to fast for one day a week.  It was so,hard. ,think I managed 6 weeks or so. It takes a lot of will power but think its,probably good for your system.  Good luck KEF......can I ask why you do it?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 10:31

Lovely pics happymarion.  


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 10:28

Tina, it's natural I think.. Our way of,protecting ourselves.

I would not look at,photos of my young sister because they evoked sadness.  However, I needed to write a book for,her daughter....born just 18 months before her mum died so not "knowing" her......and I had to look at the photos.  It's good to confront these things sometimes, TIna.  Time soon passes doesn't it and only a few weeks ago I gave my niece her mum's book, 17years later.  

Maybe a visit to where your parents and son are may be therapeutic??


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 07:57

I hate those organic ground covers...membranes, old carpets etc.  The ground just looks awful, some weeds are controlled but others not.

Nothing beats digging....once the soil is cleared or bindweed, etc....and often it can be a once only procedure.


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 07:50


Good morning everybody.

Looks damp and set for the day.  

Did my torch and salt solution mission last night.  Not too many but most dahlias had a slug or two on them. Silly creatures aren't they?  They keep coming back to the same plant.  Hostas and most others though far

Keep being optimistic's a real roller coaster ride of emotions isn't it?

some echinaceas were about to flower and to the dismay of a visitor, I removed the flowers ...pinching back.  I want flowers and lots of them so it's only a delay of a few weeks



Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:12

Grew up with parents making gooseberry, parsnip, rhubarb,etc wine.  They all tasted the same, all produced loud bangs in the toolshed as they regularly exploded, and all were very very strong.  

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:08

Eddie....they are absolute funny

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 18:11

Cheated a bit...ceratostigma wilmottianum?  Hardy plumbago.  Lovely thing.  Even better is one called Griffithi.

Hellebores still flowering away

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 18:09

Ok jess.  Won't mention the weather.  I'm on iPad outside with a cuppa but it's dazzling me..and I'm getting hot.  Think I'll take my dog to the beach............sorry Jess!

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 18:06

The first,'s you isn't it Eddie?

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

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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Follow up fox illumination pink

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