* Red Dahlia *

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Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:55

Mine were dobbed in and around garden for some colour about 9 weeks ago and now I don't know what to do as I will have bedding plants going out as soon as strong enough. my garden isn't large enough to hide them away

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:50

They are giving me 600 ltrs of petersfield multi purpose compost. Just can't be any worse than what I had. Question is do I shake off as much as I can and put back in the 2.5" modules or try for larger pots. But would mean purchasing more. 


Will the marigold and gazania suffer from shaking all compost out?

Make do and mend

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 20:10

Helpful as ever! Messy garden at the mo and a courgette attempting to harden off. Unsure if I get get it out perminantly yet. But thank you for the assistance! 

Make do and mend

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:23



hopefully you casweep what I mean. If I need to go higher I put 4 more shorter green pipes in the top of the plastic thenb move the canes up. now just to find a method of holding the nedown rather than old bits of wood 

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:32

Even with heat and ventilation in the conservatory I have had problEms. 

i used this compost last year and all was well, this is definitely not right!!

the garden centre want a sample and also pictures and a marigold, they are going to refund and replace with a different compost. I'm novice but not that novice this is def not right and the green slimy mould is not normal either. I don't think that it being soaked in flood water had done it any favours!!!!!

Make do and mend

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 11:15

Arthak, I'm iPhone but will post a link if someone could paste it in?!?

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 10:32

They were the big square bales. I could only fit 3 in my estate boot at once. I have emailed! Lets see what they come back with, if no response I will call at least they have a list of loss and problems in writing!!!

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 09:09

Thanks. Just very disappointed and gutted I bought 6 large bags at a cost of 34 pounds!!!!

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:36

After a lovely time growing seeds, getting ready to pot on and feeling thoroughly proud. I decided about a month ago to kick on and pot up. So off I go and potted up everything. 

The compost started to form green crust on the top, despite watering from below with cap-matting. 

It seems that the compost had been sat in flood water flast winter  at the garden centre and was sodden, hence it being so heavy when I bought it. The plants just arent seeming to be kicking on. Not only am I extremely unhappy with the compost as it seems to hold water badly but feel cheated by the garden centre. 


Wgat should I doo, stick with the plants as they look ok but slow. Or get them set out. 

The cap matting hands started to form white mould, even though I haven't watered for an age! Shall I put them out to harden off??

I have gazania, dahlia, marigold and cosmos! 

Make do and mend

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:26

I use the green plastic poles and connectors from old plastic greenhouse with a cane through sides to make a cloche then throw the pest netting over. When the greens grow up I put the smaller green poles in the top of the plastic parts and move the canes up so gives me nearly a foot more headroom for my greens!

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