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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:31



Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:17

I was pretty good athlete......don't want to sound big headed but I would have beaten him. 

Aeonium Zwartkop

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:13

Got the answer Philippa...this piece of string is 17 cm long.  

Fairy, perlite generously added and neglect are useful for growing Aeoniums.  

they are spectacular though when allowed to grow large.  It's how they are naturally......tall, ungainly and fascinating


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:08

Just checked and Mo has won gold again.  For sure, he will be knighted.  Well done Mo...and he was clean 


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:01

It's good you are so passionately protective though...people generally  just don't stand up for others these days.


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 12:51

Busy pruning apples and pears...slightly, slightly late but still effective summer a friend's orchard this morning.  of course, had to sample apples from every tree (prob in excess of 25 trees) 

still lovely sunny day

Clarice, don't think it's an issue these days about being gay or not. Those who do will prob have issues about everything and anything.  The older I get the more I realise it's how kind someone is that matters 


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 12:35

30 cows in a field

28 chickens

How many did'nt?


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:32

Oh dear....12 views but no advice...! 


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:24

I have to collect some bags of compost later but now thinking of mushroom compost instead.

it's the weight thing.......I can get 60 litres of multi purpose compost or 60 litres of mushroom compost. I want whatever is the lightest though.  

Advice would be appreciated 


Rescuing soil after years of membrane and stones?

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:12

Yes digging over to remove big stones Thirtybyseven.  Not sure about a gardeners' bible though.

as far as raised beds are comcerned I think these are over rated.  They bring their own problems.......possibly making a too free draining soil for example.....but in wet areas they are useful.  Better to spend time making the existing soil more productive by digging in heavy organic matter 

Discussions started by Verdun

Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

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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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

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

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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