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Latest posts by Verdun

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 22:10
Had gazanias flowering on and off throughout the winter, pelargoniums doing the same
Trouble is those nasties like vine weevils, slugs n snails etc etc will have survived in great numbers too
A few very cold days can be beneficial

prenial flowers for cutting

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 22:01
I assume, from the thread heading, you mean for cutting?
How about pinks? Quick to flower, flower profusely, highly scented. ,what better or easier?

Fox on allotment

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 21:54
Hey, wasnt he cute?

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 21:48
Hello Daydaisy, yes it does seem quite a bit different down here esp in winter. Talking of hedgehogs, I must have had the only hedgehog intent on running away. I painted his name.....Fred....on his back and neighbours were constantly bringng him back. He had what I thought was a secure winter home. Eventually he left for good. Wonder where he is now...we loved old Fred. Aah!

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:35
Chicky, yes that's fine but I prefer dried manure. Hellebores are one of those plants that repay good feeding with good flowers. The rain over past months has prob leached all the nutrients so need topping up. I spray twice a year too with seaweed spray...mid spring and late summer os I think seaweed is fantastic tonic for plants

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 15:59
.....and I use fish blood and bone but any balanced fertiliser scratched in well

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 15:58
After flowering remove the flowered stems then feed and mulch as generously as you can.

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 08:34
Sunny here. Sowing peas today

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 08:13
David K, ok, thanks for the Info about Geoff Hamilton. I thought he was just a passionate amateur. I always looked forward to his programme .....he always made if unmissable


Posted: 16/03/2013 at 21:16
Got my copy,of vernons today....the yellow geranium looks nice. Anyone know if it's a true yellow?

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Oh eck

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Am I a sillee billee?

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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