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Latest posts by Verdun

Brown patches on my conifer

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 13:30

Hello My Nans Garden

Can you place something there for a while?  I think it is a cat and if you can disrupt his.....probably daily....routine by blocking this spot your conifer may not be attacked again.  Maybe a few short bamboo canes?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 13:26

Weather is quite nice today.  Sun is trying to shine, no wind and it's dry.  Got some lily plantIng done

Verbena B

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 13:25

Wild gardener how about aconitum?  Tall, sturdy, blue flowers, bee attractive and likes bit more moisture.

Theres nothing quite like bonariensis is there though wild gardener?  Why not buy a couple of replacements....they're not too hard to get or pricey...and grow them for the summer?  Contrary to general belief bonariensis actually likes a bit of moisture in the summer.   So grow them again with a view to summer display 

When can I put the geraniums out?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 13:19


Its going to be a big shock for them to go outside without some protection.  Can you put theM outside and cover with fleece for couple of days and then only cover night time for few more times? They need to be hardened off a little

My pelargoniums are outside and some over the winter....mild here.  

The issue is not that it's actually too cold but the difference suddenly in temperature. Better outside now with protection.

Make do and mend

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:39

Artjak, I Think some £20 notes blew your way..please  post them back to me ASAP.  Definitely mine

Make do and mend

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:15

I use my old socks and underwear as bird scarers and...........oops!  I'll get my coat

Seriously though this thread could be very useful.  I'm always looking for ideas.

Greenhouse query

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:10

My greenhouse and conservatory have been largely cleared of protected plants but parts of the garden full of plants in pots.  But, it shows how few winter losses I had this year.  already "scroungers" are appearing for spare plants but they will have to wait a little while yet.  Ha ha 

Still cold nights though and this season is so challenging so in cold areas still be cautious

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 07:56

Pppppppoppy.  The most perfect blue poppy....meconopsis baileyii ( they have changed the name now I think).....I was at a local tucked away nursery few days back and they had it growing there.   So tempting to buy it but it wont grow for me.  Too bright and sunny here and not enough shade.  But I do crave it for my garden so prob make an area for some.

Peaches and pears and P for pruning.  Correct pruning makes for healthier more attractive and more,productive plants.  Photinia, pieris, platycodon...the balloon flower....and physostegia, ESP the variegated ones.  

Runner Beans

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 07:44

Artjak, that sounds like a good idea to me. Not just a pretty face...ha ha

Maybe a thread for adapting things like this would be good!


Posted: 15/05/2013 at 07:33

Morning folks....sunny n blue sky at moment.  Try to get rest of my lilies in pots planted sometime today.

Hiya Fairygirl.  That was a sad story about your dad.  Last thing you needed was treatment like that from BT.  Have good day today.

Hope everyone survived that storm last night


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