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Latest posts by Verdun

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 21:16

Thanks Runnybeak.   I'd love that 

yviestevie blackbird is good.  It seems darker and more reliably perennial than usual rubra

I've ordered canna tropicana black .......looks excellent as a foliage shrub 


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:05

Usually a split stem means its demise.  And burying lavendar shouldn't work theory.   Cuttings for me every time.  I plant to plant another lavendar edge to my veg plot this year from cuttings taken in spring. ,


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:52

Hey!  Lysimachia bougolais have arrived....yippee!  Looking good in 9 cm pots.  Pot on   in a couple of weeks 


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:21

Oh!  Surprised biofreak.  I can only think you had plants growing together...?  

Anyway, pleased they are looking good now 

Peach leaf Curl

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:19

Bio freak,'it's not really about "wrapping it up" but more about keeping rain off in the early to mid spring when foliage is susceptible to peach leaf curl.  

Bob gets the credit for recommendation Bekkie

Keepers nursery

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:15

Pansy face, have you tried Deacons nursery?   They have been excellent for me.  Don't know Keepers nursery 


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:13

Donuts?  Someone mention donuts?  They are highly nutritious snacks for any time of the year 

everything sorted at the Registrarion Office re my mum.  the official had not long returned to work after her mother died over the xmas.  She was diagnosed a couple of weeks before and died quickly.  A shock because she was not apparently ill.  Don't know who comforted who there!  

Although still sunny it's a bitter feel out there.  Bought a few cans of de-icer spray.........not usually something I bother with but I think I'll need them 

hey!  My lysimachia bougolais parcel hasnt arrived. 


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:02

most veg need a higher ph than that picture8 and usually it's an autumn job.  However I would add lime asap to give it time to wash in before seed sowing.  Go to farmers' merchants or good gc for their advice on quantities etc. for their products.  

Moving plants

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 15:51

Graham, the time of year is fine as your plants are already outside. Particularly cold just now but if your ground is not frozen you could do it now.  However probably better to wait 3 weeks or so for soil to warm up a little

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 12:22

Nothing to see in my small pond.  When I make a new one I will show it off 

Discussions started by Verdun

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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Dilemma........wot to choose?

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For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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