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Latest posts by Verdun

non blooming of astilbes

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:27

I think it was too  dry.  If I recall we had a late cold spring but mid spring onwards into summer buf was dry.  Astilbes flourish in wettish conditions and in shade.  Are yours in the sun and/ or in a dry spot?  My best astilbes are in good soil.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:00

Yes bob 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:49

We wont get much snow here Swiss sue.  Nice to look at tho.  

I think we know pretty much how the weather will be in the mornings.  


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:46

Hello gardengirl  .....I'm long overdue a tetanus jab.  Keep putting it off.  No Beachgrove on tv tonight though 


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:43

Although I don't have an allotment I purchase blood n bone, jeyes, etc etc there.  My seed order goes,through them too securing a good discount.

Today I was told the allotment store is closing.  Not enough people using it.  Even the allotmenteers weren't buying from their own store preferring to use B n Q for example.  They can get cheaper Gromore there they said. ,I set about a "lecture" about the effects of using chemical fertilisers on the land, how animal life is killed on contact with the caustic chemicals in Gromore, how plants are force fed into growing big but less sturdy and how organic fertilisers feed the soil and produce stronger, healthier plants. Felt like a teacher in school.  Getting into my car I was then asked to present a talk about using natural methods.   Hmmmmmm.  Out of my depth there methinks but maybe I set a few people re-assessing how they might grow things in the future.

I think most of us here use organic fertilisers....?  

Autumn colour

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:31

Camera corner sounds great David.   Maybe.......maybe .......the odd tip or comment about a picture too. Ok, it's a garden forum but already it's more than that.  It's what we make it.  Look forward to camera corner

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:23

Windy old day here today. 

Sorry folks but I'm far from convinced of climate change. 5 years or so ago the experts said we will be having DRYER weather because of climate change....of course we were having dry weather at the time.  Now we will have wetter weather because of,climate change.  Experts are often narrow thinking, focused people intent on convincing others of their thinking.  Vested interests control what we should say and think.   To deny climate change is outrageous.  I remember my parents talking of us going into an ice age.  The experts then were saying that.  The experts talk of evolution and so many millions of years......deep down we know they don't know.  They GUESS.  How we all laugh when the experts are hoodwinked......remember the crop circle hoaxes and how angry the experts were when shown up to be very silly people

Now, autumn?  Yes it is a comin 



Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:08

Well Matty you can shelter under a rhubarb leaf 


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:04

Thanks obelixx.  I will go for one  of them soon 

Serious! Really

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:02

Oh, you mean after all these years I had the words wrong ginagibbs?  Now you say it I realise it.   Silleeeee me!    Must start singing it correctly now 

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