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Latest posts by Verdun

ID on giant wasp

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 23:20

Lyn,,reportedly they are in Devon.  Not heard if they're down here yet.

of course,,we kill these things.  Please don't let those who see everything as god's creatures and should be protected dissuade you.  I think these creatures are potemtially dangerous in many ways

ID on giant wasp

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 20:40

Looks like the asian hornet I read about recently.  Sounds horrendous.  You can keep it Lyn

Ground cover plants?

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:18

How big a patch AmandaBen?  In sun or shade?  Dry or moist soil?

whatever you plant needs to be weeded thoroughly first.  

Heathers are a favourite of mine. Hardy geraniums.  Dome shaped conifers like junipers and yews are effective. campanulas too.  Anything that grows densely will help suppress weeds so evergreen shrubs could be considered

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:09

It wont really like a container lynda

if you really have to do that then get as big a pot as possible, use john innes compost and add some dried cow manure to the mix. soak  your rootball first.  Keep well watered, esp in hot weather.

your container is prob too small and plant rootbound,,hungry and thirsty

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:04

Should be fine ...just brush seed well in. seed will grrminate v quickly now but keep moist until then.  Keeps seed a little cooler too which helps germination

There's Gratitude For You.....

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:00

He just gave you a kiss shadoweaver.  Bee forgiving eh?  

Dividing Geranium Rozanne now

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 17:52

Yes Pootler....that's me too.  Impulsive to a fault.  But, logically and sensibly wait a while yet......if you can . At least for the full flush of flowers to start fading then a sharp knife or spade down the middle and plant asap

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 17:50

Were you in the Peanuts cartoon Nanny Beach ?

I have no doubt Bob Flowerdew's  lettuces are huge but I will never, ever eat one of them.  Would you? 


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 16:36

Nice one Wills.  This is when flowers will do their thing ....all summer 

miss selling , what next

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 16:34

If a plant is the wrong vwriety, colour,,whatever I always complain.  Last year I received an helenium but it was not umtil it flowered a few momths later that I realised it was the wrong plant.  A nice plant but not what I wanted.  This year a replacement was opening its flowers.   

Granma,,if you truly feel you were misled or mis supplied then complain for replacememt or refund

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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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Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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New garden prog just about plants

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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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