Latest posts by Verdun

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 12:24

So there are two sides to the story.  How much is milk in france Busy?  Here a farmer has just  must added another wind turbine.  Last year he was boasting of his financial return in 5 years.  Amazing.  

A farmer in east cornwall has just opened an all singing all dancing state of the art milk production facility.  

Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 12:00

heavy rain following a dry spell does not water as much as you might think. Most of it will run off.  I would create a "moat" around your dahlias and fill with water.  Let it drain and repeat. And remove all destined to go brown buds

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:56

You're ok Outdoor Girl ......sure you meant well 

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:54

We need to have a sense of realism here.  if we all suddenly  decide to choose our own price for milk...allowing for our empathy for the farmers......what next?  

Milk prices will increase, and increase and increase......just watch this space.  As will food prices.  Don't make it easy for fhe profiteers to justify big increases by jumping on the band wagon calling for a fair price for the farmers.  

everybody has a go at the supermarkets.......everybody goes to them.  .?????

I know one or two farmers very well.....they are RICH.  yes, dairy farmers.  

There are families out there needing food....milk...prices to be as low as possible

Let the laws of economics resolve the issue of the pinta.  Tickling ears by saying popular things wont. 


Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:37

KT53, are your dahlias in pots?  Could simply be they are short of water.  If you have used mpc in pots you will meed to drench your dahlias now and then. If in the ground did you soak the rootball first?

snails and slugs are the big issue  right now with dahlias.  I ...touch wood...dont have a big problem with slugs etc right now but dahlias will usually have some residents there.  Check out when dark KT53 

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:29

Those holes Jo are specially designed summer socks.  I have them too.  They allow the toes to breathe as well as being trendy 

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:18

I guess we need to give Monty a break.  He isnt perfect.....heck! Even me???  He tries to inspire, to inject humour, knows his stuff, and seems a decent bloke.  Perhaps we...or some of us amyway....get too "familiar" with the guys on tv, etc.

Monty does do things I think are wrong or impulsive......especially on the impulsive side because he offen changes plantings, etc., on (apparently) a whim.

hanging baskets are too fiddly for me, no, to water twice daily and that squeezing plants in initially drives me nuts. 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 07:49

Best wishes fidget 


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 07:46

Cloudy and misty so far.  Very warm.  Sun promised 

been persusded into attending friend's gsrden open day.  She promised me a free cream tea if I buy the heck am I going to eat 2 cream teas?  Between lunch and tea?  Good cause though so worthwhile

just heard Mick  Hucknel on radio and realised what a scratchy awful voice he has......stir, stir . Last time I hesrd that sound 2 cats were fighting (hee hee) 

Compact form of thyme

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 00:43

CathRJ2, check out thymus silver posie.  Delightful silver/grey foliage topped with pink flowers on a compact plant.  Best to trim it after flowering though to maintain its density

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