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Latest posts by Verdun


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:20
It will be a huge gamble growing bamboo. ,
Is it worth the risk?

In my garden today?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:09
The HappyGrower, well that was embarrassing wasn't it? I knew Australia would be fired up for this test. England were beaten before the Test started.

What to do here?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:05
Plant lettuce and carrots. Radishes too. Japanese/autumn onions can be planted there soon likee

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:01
Inside and outside conservatory thousands and thousands of flying ants. And venturing inside utility room. Luckily ant spray to hand so looks like I've got situation under comtrol. l Hope ant spray wont be banned too.....environment goodie goodies will say it should be, no doubt, so what then would we use? Ants are swarming....sprayed around places near the bungalow


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 16:56
Red hot.
England will beat those aussies. Just mark my words.......disbelieving smilie ! Why on earth did we annoy them in the first test?

Worst Gardening Tool

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 16:53
Two favourite tools...a cornish shovel. Technique to it but it can lift a lot. Makes short work of a trench
Second is my hand trowel ...tough and strong. An elderly neighbour made it for me years back and its mislaid somewhere in the garden. Heavy, long handled and unbreakable and for me,that's important. You name it and I'll break it. Tonka toys just fell apart ......bewildered smilie there!

In my garden today?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 14:27
Planted out dwarf kniphofia, transplanted stipa tennuissima and guara white butterfly. Picked runner beans, carrots, beetroot,blackcurrants and a couple of peaches. Cut back lysimachia Bougelais to scores of buds lower down. Staked a couple of tall dahlias. Killed a bullock for tea......oh no! I got carried away.
Now to check on cricket score.....what's the betting England have already lost?

You may have seen parts of this before?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 08:06
Talking to a friend the other day and she admitted to bi polar. Must be a difficult comdition to manage. I get the occasional bouts of depression......severe at times esp in fhe past....but I accept its prob not in fhe same league as rapid recycling bi polar disorder.
Oh Edd, enjoy your smilies available right now so assume there is one !

Lupin flower problem

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 07:57
I think we over feed our plants generally. A healthy soil will usually be enough for most things.
Veg and fruit do need extra though.


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 07:51
Hello forkers
Dont get too tired at the coal face Hosta
Forecast said rain overnight but its been dry and sun is emerging. Feeling very warm already
Impulsively I ripped out some argyranthemums early this morning to replace with agastache summer sunset I had in a pot. Bit "gappy" at moment but it will quickly make up the space but those pink argyranthemums constantly irritated.
Still on basic editor so cant post smilies, pics etc.

Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 11:41

Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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