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Latest posts by Verdun

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 19:09

I have two dogs, a car and a kitten ( that was a very sad day) buried in the garden.  No markers but plants there.   

It all adds to the sentiment of the garden which, increasingly, I feel is important.

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 19:05


i used flowers of sulphur many years ago to acidify  a raised heather bed....for those acid loving summer varieties.....and it was effective.  Didn't measure change in ph....meant to after 6 can't categorically say it lowered it but think it did. My concern was that it could make the soil inhospitable to worms etc there.  Any ideas  about that?

Interesting thread. ,

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 18:55

Hiya Artjak.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 18:52


I don't visit any gardens...even those local to me.  I realise I must start doing this

You sound a very content guy woody....nice


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 17:03

Hello keen1 and welcome.  Nice to,have ??ou here

Think I will enjoy your comments etc.  love those plants too....ESP grasses and hardy perennials.  More esp the tender perennials.

Its a bit more than a garden forum,.....some characters here, an ex soul singer,who thinks she's the best, a fake fairy who doesn't really have any magical powers at all ...we just,humour her....a doctor who's also a punk rocker, and .....etc. etc.  some knowledgeable people here too though

other people's profile

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:55

Nuisance.  I'm a bit nosey and like to read the gossip on you guys

Talkback: How to choose secateurs

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:52

Eddie, always wanted a good pair of felcos.

I go through secateurs every year, sometimes two a year.  Usually cheap ones cos I,use them to cut too-thick branches even wire and I am so clumsy.  Always breaking them.  I would break the felcos too....ah well!  

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:47

Nice garden busy L.  

Potting Up Chillies

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:45

I'm also growing hot chillies for first time this year.  Plenty of water?  Hotter the sun the better?

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:42

Ok....So, principle is sand needs to be ph tested too.   Learn something new every day I guess.  Thanks Salino

Ironically  I have a good sandy loam here, ESP in back garden that grows most things.

IDGM, envious a bit that you have ericaceous,soil and plants.  I grow Rhodos, azaleas, etc,in pots but can grow camellias and pieris in the ground.  However, best to grow what we know our,soil supports.  Any ericaceous  favourites?

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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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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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Rubbish mpc

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