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Latest posts by Verdun

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 18:53

Picked a load of runner beans today.....gave to day care cemtre.'s BEEN a good day..........

Well, it's a joke thread and they don't get better than that 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 18:47

David, I've learned to say no and do it right away now.  

Over the Xmas I got involved  sorting my cousin's issues.  He hinted about staying with me.  I dealt with it before he asked me.  

I would simply say having a dog in the house makes you feel unwell, the house feels dirty and you are not really a dog lover.  Dealt with now and  the issue is sorted.  Otherwise it will be  a continuing problem


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 14:17

It might even rain too dove 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:01

Lily Pilly, sorry about that..  Been sending bad weekend weather northwards cos I wanted  sunny Saturdays 

Tomato problems!!

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:58

Meticulously kept a regime for my I did last year.

Foliage watering from the top.  Misting now and then mid day to assist pollination. Lower leaves removed below any fruit trusses.  All imperfect/old leaves removed ASAP. Seaweed spray.  Diluted milk spray 2 or 3 times in early summer. Epsom salts 2 or 3 times.  

Picked up on sound advice on the forum.....Italophile .....too

Huge crop of tomatoes.  Looking clean and healthy.  

Not complacent........2 dry summers have obviously played a major role. So far I'm feeling rather cocky 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:40

Yep,  can do that   


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:30

All sounds fantastic Dove 

Scorching yesterday.  Sunny so far but rain in the isles of Scilly heading here 

Morning everyone 

Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:37

No, not aphids.  Incorrect cultivation as already said. Its what happens to Leylandii and the like  if not grown with a wider base.  Seen it time and time again.  The exception, so far, is a hedge of leylandii I helped plant that has been  "tapered" from day one 

cancer has meant I can't manage my garden

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:25

Trudi, wish I lived nearby. Would glady help you.

Im sure if you aren't too shy about your situation there will be people locally to help you.  Age concern, day centres, local help groups. Please ask for help.

This forum has lots of caring people so please accept whatever we can offer

I wish you well in your fight against cancer.

Keep us posted Trudi. Hopefully we can support you

Cosmos flowering

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:09

Look, is it because I am clever? 

Discussions started by Verdun

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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