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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 08:37

Trouble is....we just don't know do we?  Gm crops are a gamble


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 08:30

Good morning forkers

Earlier I cut back few more argyranthemums.  Just low green mounds now but flowers will soon re-appear and smother the plants until autumn.

Lovely here.....sunshine and some cloud but warm and pleasant.  

I prefer shopping away from peak times.....nice late at night.  

Andy, you could simply cut back your petunias quite hard and they will regrow and re flower......or do you fancy a change?


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 23:18

I think there's room for the short snappy comments as well as those keen clearly favours.  It depends on my mood at the time and prob the weather too..  Summer is such a busy time, one way or another, so I tend to write less then.

Dont  give up on us keen.  ...not yet.  save up some thought provoking topics for the autumn

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 22:49

Loads o' colour there.  Gave up on hanging baskets cos of the watering but yours are blooming fantastic potty.  Very, very nice indeed

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 22:45

Fidget....I want those in picture 1.  Which ones are they?


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 22:43

That's scary.   We are all guinea pigs.  Always have been I guess

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 20:06

Planted out ??oung lettuce plants couple of days ago and I did ask for rain.  Some heavy rain recently but mostly misty and very warm.  That heat for tomorrow?  It looks like we won't get too much of it.  (mind you, our weather here on the coast is usually better than the forecast)


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 20:00

There used to be a glyphosate mix in a bottle with a brush built into the cap.  This was very effective.  

Isn't  nature fascinating?  In my friend's veg patch I planted a wigwam of runner beans for her.  Bindweed has "decided" to grow next to 3 of those bean plants.  The foliage is very similar.  I will disentangle bindweed and lay it to one side and spray it.  I expect some shoots later because the ground was dug and roots in the soil will grow. But, by summer's end bindweed will be "convulsed" (convolvulous....convulsed?) into being no more!........I'll get my coat

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 19:48

Mrs G.  It's a big plant.  Guess I could though.  I'll get rooted piece....will be small though....and post it to ??ou.  I used to get my grasses in very small 9 cm pots via the post and they grew very quickly from following spring. 

If you're not too sure what miscamthus variegatus looks like I will post a picture

Just pm me in September

Gardengirl you have to learn cake is not your cake.  


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 19:08

But keen.....can't sing!  Only in the shower....

And ??ou are asking for our money too now......I'm careful  about throwing coins around.

And you want my hat too. Haven't got one.  Got some old socks though.

Dont want to stir but Fairygirl made me say these things


Discussions started by Verdun

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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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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