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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:09

I have yet to see an attractive tyre planter.  

there are so many issues about using tyres as planters......yet to see one advantage

Water Retaining Crystals

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:32

Never been convinced about water gel/crystals.  For me they dont seem to make any appreciable difference.

I use perlite is ideal for cuttings and seeds so does the job. Hiwever, health wise I think there may be a problem with the associated dust.

increasingly there are announcements about the safety of just about everything we use in the garden or home.  We will always be guinea pigs........


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 07:03

Hello forkers

Wet this morning.  Looks like its been gentle rain overnight, as now, so should soak in well.

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 23:35

Yep, I know who you mean JIMMY.  I have taken back plants after a couple of years if they die or look sickly.  Yes, always keep those receipts


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 23:32

Grass cut, planted out echinaceaa and cosmos, potted on my almost freebie coleus plants, planted out large canna, a couple of large dahlias and watered a little in prep for rain due tonight and tomorrow morning.  Supposed to be quite a bit of rain so it should do a lot of good.   With all the recent heat I'm expecting a lot of growth.

Spotty aeonium

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:02

Could be watering or any number of things I guess Mousey. The only thing I think it was perhaps wet cold compost

I would simply let it be have repotted.  Dont Over water....I hardly water mine....and keep it in the sun.  

I cut mine back a few weeks back.  they are a little slow this year in responding but they are now doing that

Sambucus nigra HELP black lace not flowering?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 19:17

You pruned out the flowering wood Kuckraj.  If you want flowers next year dont prune

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 16:29

Bulbs and seeds are fine from T & M.  But just dont buy plants

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 16:26

Prefer lemon barley myself 


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 12:08

Lovely scene Fairy.  So different to here.  We all want something else dont we?   Down here its more about the coast, beaches and everything maritime.  Nothing like what you have here 

really hot.  because there's no wind it is quite steamy and humid.  Not weather for working hard in

do need rain though.  A good spell of it.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Disappointed ..

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Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 12:47

Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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Last Post: 08/07/2015 at 14:41

Well the girls are better

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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