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Latest posts by Verdun

Fungicides for fruit and veg

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 17:22

No fungicides or pesticides on my edible crops whatsoever despite any safety assurances.  Best to try and grow veg and fruit understanding what their needs are and what they are prone to.

Accidental application of Pathclear to runner bean plants

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 17:16

Andy thst weedkiller has a residual lasting effect..."its ourpose is to kill emerging weeds too I believe.  So, I would not eat anything in that area this year

Geranium Rozanne advice please.

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 17:09

Just check roots are not overly congested too and soaked before planting. So many...none of us here of course .....plant out dry rootbound plants and wonder why they have not grown too well.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:10

Runny, this "little creeping yellow weed" and do I "know him"?   is this your neighbour you are talking about?    Name escapes me but is the foliage red?  Have you tried a lawn weedkiller?  It should eradicate it.

I like a bargain and never fail to brag when I do but those iris are excellent Runny.  Saw your pictures of grasses.........i have some of them.  As I tyoe this I can see gigantea swaying in the breeze and a couple of calamagrostis, bowles golden grass, stipa tennuissima, and pennisetum hamelyn are flowering.  


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:57

Yeah Wintersong but I also indulge a little more at the back garden esp when grasses, heleniums, dahlias, etc., do their thing with vigour.  (Hmmmm, even then I guess I do stake a little with these plants So I am neat and precise)  saw a lovely garden last weekend where prob completely opposite to mine both styles. The owner has warned me she is after some of my plants though.........  But I will have some of hers too 

Garden does "move" though Winter.......lots of tall grasses and tall perennials to soften  my neatness


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:38

Off to see my cousin in hospital soon.  Get some calls done en route.  Cousin had a stroke few days back and really have no idea what to expect when I see him.  Hospital info is vague

got 20 or so echinaceas in 3 litre pots just about to flower.  Healthy, robust but just want to see colours and see if any match for a group display. 

Accidental application of Pathclear to runner bean plants

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 07:26

Andy, I would not grow anything there at all this year.....if it grows anyway.  Certainly nothing edible.

we have to be sooooo careful.  I have a watering can and sprayer marked "weedkiller" in large red print.  Even a residue of weedkiller can damage plants........once watered tomato plants with same can I used for weedkiller and lost my tomato Plants.


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 07:22

Hello forkers 

steamy day in prospect


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 00:01

My very favourite thread.  Thanks Marion 

whats happening my carrots

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 23:59

Ray, if you had carrot fly last year in that spot the carrot fly would have already been in the soil and hatched out under your fleece.

this year one lot of carrots was sown in same spot as last year and I used nematodes as well as fleece.  The nematodes should, theoretically, break the cycle.

i would sow afresh and water on nematodes afterwards.

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Disappointed ..

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Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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