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Latest posts by Verdun

Mangetout and sugarsnap

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 08:17

I pinch out most things but never with edible peas.  Got pods almost ready to eat.....albeit just a few plants (impatience at the time sowing less than usual) 

The peas will come Highley Delighted. 

Any idea's please

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 08:13

Just heard tottenham have just been taken over by Fulham and tramsferring to,Craven Cottage.....that was a surprise.

I think simplicity is the answer there Coys.....a Criss cross of paths for kids to walk up to the top of the hill and down again....almost sang that 

In the quadrants berberis atro nana and silver santolinas alternately.  

How long does it take you?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 08:02

Latin names roll off the tongue for me too.........used to,think it a little pompous but now it's natural ESP when a particular plant is required.

Nice post Mike.....made me chuckle. 

I too agree with Dove's next post 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 07:57

Exciting stuff Punkdoc.  I can sense your impatience from here   My nephew will be on paramedic duty there....always gets  that "gig". (must be sheer luck)  you might meet up with him

Hot morning.....many are complaining that it's much now but not me.  Suits me just fine 

There's a dahlia I see in the  morning in far corner of the lawn that I tend to gauge overnight growth rate.  Suddenly, It has grown so I now need to stake it.  plants seem to be chasing the longest day 

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 07:46

Busy.  I posted quite a lot last year and 2 this......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 20:04

Still scorching hot here 

Camellias

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:06

Hiya philippa

Its such a safe treatment that exact measurements are not necessary. I add a tablespoon to 10 litres of water or a teaspoon to a litre spray. Early morn or evening when sun is not directly on the plant. A second spray in 4 weeks or so too

Pruning a large established camillia

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:00

Oh yes 

Lupin problems

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 15:58

For me, lupins have 2 main enemies.....slugs/snails and lupin aphid.

Controlling these pests is hard, for snails etc., and easy for aphid.  My lupins are now looking quite majestic, I think, after a few weeks of picking off slugs and snails.  The lupin aphid, not a problem for me this year, is best comtrolled by a spray before flowering. 

I could not garden without lupins but I do remove most of them after flowerimg to divide or pot up.  

Agree with Wintersong....woodlice won't be eating living plant tissue 

Ferns

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 15:53

Depends on variety,,of course, but yes plenty of ferns thrive in hot,dry situations. Not knowing exactly where to put a Dryopteris variety I left it on top of my built compost bin.....for 2 years now actually. No water and partially shaded it looks fine. However, I will locate it somewhere this autumn.

Just check out different ferns because some do need shade and good moisture.....jap painted ferns for example.

Discussions started by Verdun

It's my birthday

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Roasting

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

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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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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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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JUST FOR MIKE

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Drat........

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