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Latest posts by Verdun

Accidental application of Pathclear to runner bean plants

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 19:25

Ok....would you buy produce with a statement that they were possibly contaminated by weedkiller?  Neither would I?  Too much of a risk and not one I would take.  


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 19:07

Roasting day. Some rain tomorrow.....light though and clearing by mid day

Saw my cousin in hospital today.  He is talking, walking and far better than I thought.  However, he is confused.  Cant get his words and forgets himself. Couldnt remember the name of his sons first.  Clearly pleased to see me....a familiar face in an unfamiliar place.  Still shocking situation thats troubling.  He is in the same ward as my mother was last year albeit he is 30 years younger.


Alan's new series

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 18:58

Bet the family love that garden though.  A great start and room to personally develop it.

better whisper it then.......


.....I like long lost family too.  Liked the Waltons.  

Before you think I'm too soft I love boxing and was good at it...grrrrrrr 


Geranium Rozanne advice please.

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 18:52

Dyers End they do indeed need space. one rozanne plant is currently 9' across and 3' high approx 

Sad daphne

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 18:50

They are fickle plants Stuart. push your finger into the soil there and see if its dry or not.  It may have dried out

Fungicides for fruit and veg

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 18:47

A tip worth trying Mel but I agree with Cathy.  Regular watering should prevent mildew. works for me on scabious

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.  


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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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Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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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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