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Latest posts by Verdun

Raised flower bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 18:52

Wot u after Dove?  

hydrangea - is it dead?

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 18:49


some garden cemtres give a warranty with their plants.  If so take it back.  If slugs/snails were the culprits you would at least have a few more "sticks" ...bare stems show for it.  Did you over mulch?  I have a feeling you might have done...!!!



Posted: 31/08/2015 at 18:45

Thanks Runny.

thats is pure evil throwing that dog to his death.  Just wish the law was such that we could do that to him. if this "thing" can do that to a dog what will he do next?


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 17:39

Been hot today.  Not scorching but delightfully so 

dug up my lavendar hedge today....20' or so and been superb for 20 plus years.  Prob longer if I count.  I remember Chris Beardshaw on BG telling us to dig such old bushes up and replant deeper.  To me that is nonsense.....(upset a few CB fanclub groupies now ..ha ha).  I think the hedge could actually have gone on a bit was superb again this year...but I will plant another elsewhere.

so I had a good bonfire with the lavendar....smoke everywhere,,burnt my fingers and I was told I "stank" of had fun  . Had to relight it later but almost gone now.

took Spike to the river today....he meets all his chums there and those with treats.  Water level high and, in his efforts to catch a ball thrown by a very sillee person, he fell into fhe river.  He panicked a bit and started swimming the wrong way.  Suffice to say muggins here had to drag him out.  Spike, the car and me had a wet journey home.  Soon dried off in the sun.  He is a very old dog and should know better 

busy day cos cut lawns and moved a few plants.  Divided a deschampsia and it will be fine



Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 17:21

Steve has said pretty much what I think too.

a narrower raised bed...4' or so.

Lining the bottom seems unnecessary to me Newboy

If you can mix some of your own top soil there it would be good

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:58

Newboy....6" ?

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:00

Lou, I think you have nailed it.  

Grown well with regard to their habit, etc. roses can be superb but 80% plus I see are just awful 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:57

I think it's down to fhe compost NL2

jack, if you put them in the ground you don't need john innes.

plant them, water them and then leave them be.  Don't overfuss.....they will be fine 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:54

Hello forkers 

beautiful morning...summer's day coming. 

Raised flower bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:51

.how about mahonia Soft Caress for the top tier Tiny?

it looks much like a fern, evergreen and yellow autumn flowers.  Would be happy in shade and grows only to about 3'.   Associate well with ferns etc

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Against all logic.......

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Slugs knippimg.......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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