Latest posts by Verdun

Problem with Phlox

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:17

No ERICS need to disinfect secateurs although it is sensible to do so now and then. the mildew will not survive the winter but a fungicide is a good idea.  for future water during hot dry spells

Tomato blight?

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:13

Yes blight Rainbowfish

I would pull those plants up asap and burn or take to the dump.....fruit too.  

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:09

When I first started on the forum I was reprimanded for not using smilies..??   So I used smilies.  Maybe I won't  then in future.

Smilies are no substitute for life a smile or a grimace or a hand gesture accompanies what we say.   I think that's what smilies are for here

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 16:53

Hmmm ..........your post was clear enough 

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 16:45

What does this smilie suggest?    So what porkies then?  

Anyway   End of 

What is it?

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:32

Chafer grubs kathie 

not good in lawns or elsewhere but nothing to "treasure". 

However, i would leave them be  

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:27

Nice one Obelixx    Hope nobody else is so offended     Thought my  would have given a clue as to context.   

(Bit of a clue......people who say they have never seen Eastenders but then mention all the characters and storylines?) 

Last edited: 04 September 2016 13:28:43

Converting lawn to garden

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:16


using a spade cut turves of grass...maybe 30 cm square and about 5 to 10 cm thick, not critical how thick,  ..,and put to one side initially.  Dig a trench and start putting those turves in the bottom with grass facing down.  Carry on removing turves and trenching until the ground is done.  All tbe grass is out of sight and the ground clear.  

I do this regularly to produce a very good growing medium 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:09

Pleasant morning....deadheaded dahlias, trimmed lawn edges and weeded.   bright but a bit overcast and I can see and feel the sun now. Should be good pm 

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:04

Yes, people who are not well known.....why don't they invite ordinary Joe /josephine Bloggs instead?  ........bigging up their own ego's 

greasy, shoe polished skins added to the mix.

ok!  never really seen it properly and many rave over it but apparently a nasty, bad tempered judge and another who likes to jump all over the table and wave his arms in every direction then assess the showponies 

what's wrong with a repeat of the news instead?  

Discussions started by Verdun

Nice gesture but maybe more?

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How ruthless???

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£3 99 or 39p?

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HEY! This aint right!

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Cosmos xanthos

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Last Post: 12/09/2016 at 21:06

Those who don't have grasses!

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Where are they coming from?

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New GW...??

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Garden Rescue is back......

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Fuschias and vine weevils

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Last Post: 25/08/2016 at 19:51

What will be left standing?

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Wot did I get?

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Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

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Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 22:31

Just to tease Ladybird

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