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Latest posts by Verdun

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 21:47

Gardeners delight is delicious. I grow this every year.  However I am growing Sungold instead this year. I think these are the best cherry tomatoes for greenhouse or outside.

Gardeners delight is easy, reliable, sweet with a sharp tangy taste.  Sungold is sweet.....apparently without the sharp taste.   .???

Deep flower bed - how to fill it

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 21:41


These containers.....18" deep but how wide?  Are they troughs?  Are they pots?  You said "flowerbeds" ....??  Are you talkIn g about raising the height of your garden soil?

It depends on what you want to grow in them.  If shrubs, they need compost for the entire depth.  If annuals.....plants just for the summer....then you can put anything half way down and then just use compost for top half.

Let us know what you want to grow and then we can suggest right "soil"

In Need Of Help

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:35

The scented pelargoniums are grown for their foliage but I think they need sharper drainage than normal pelargoniums.


What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:32


I often experiment with my plants.  I tried growing gigantea in very poor soil but it just has that weakness at the first "knuckle".  Support that bottom 2' amd its fine.  To be fair, I am a bit fussy.......I try to grow too perfectly I think.



Posted: 04/05/2013 at 18:32

Happy birthday Mr nut


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 18:26


I recently planted a 30' lavender hedge.

I would dig in those bark chips and keep stones.....except large ones.

After plantIng I mulched with Westland light n easy compost

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 18:23

Temp reached 17 today.

Cloudier now

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 18:20


Yes gigantea will look sensational by a pool.  I would add some grit whatever your soil though and I do not feed.  I have some 30 or more flower stems.

I think it will look good too if straddled by those box balls.


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 15:42


Do you intend to plant your dahlias outside now?  I wouldn't do that just yet.  Better to pot on again than plant out right now.

Pinching out is good idea.  It will make for sturdier more floriferous plants

Im in Cornwall and some of my dahlias have just been put outside but that's cos the night temps here are 7 to 10 right now

Do my Blueberries need feeding?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 15:36


Oh deer,oh deer oh deer!  


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Meany or being careful !

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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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