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Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: Today at 15:42

I have planted a pot full of courgettes and one of cucumbers, and i cant remember which is which - they look very similar.....doh!

How to use Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure as mulch for berries etc?

Posted: Today at 15:38

I have also been using for a couple of years, and not found any plants that dont like it.  Its a good product.

Help with mail order plants

Posted: Yesterday at 10:49

Well the replacement plants have arrived, and they are OK actually, massive improvement. Still wouldnt recommend them, and they were not good value, but....i have what i ordererd so all ok. 

You guys using ebay shops should try going directly to the suppliers, they often have their own websites. If you have any sort of dispute with ebay, you will get nowhere, go direct. 

Planting a large Wildlife Pond

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 17:54

Hi, my pond is about that size, and now 3 years old.  Mine was dug for wildlife, and i dont treat it as a managed environment like a garden pond.  I researched it and thought the best thing i could add to it was nothing at all.

How to grow lavender from posti plugs/mini plug plants

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:52

Ooo can i query that Vendun, ive got lavender foxglove, echinacea plugs - i thought i was doing them a favour keping them in the greenhouse! Do they all need to go outside? 

Help with mail order plants

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 21:11

yes £30 !!! 

I would always give someone a 2nd chance, but actually i dont feel that hopeful!

 I would never ever use ebay again.  I think i had over 500 transactions, had used it for years when something went really badly wrong with a purchase.  Believe me ebay could not have been less helpful, you have no legs to stand on.  a lot of sellers have their own websites, or sell through other websites too, but you need to be cautious. Fully support more info on them on here.  

Help with mail order plants

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 16:19

They offered me 50 percent off, which i think is v cheeky as the goods are not worth anything.  I have accepted a full replacement for the plants though, and i will be quite happy if they arrive in good condition.  If they are the same i will most definitely want a refund.

one thing a bit worrying though is the nasty looking weeds they were covered in - a new one on me i had not seen it before.  I didnt put them on the compost just in case, but hope the replacements are free of it. 

Silver birch leaves around top only

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 17:15

Hi - i know there are silver birch experts on here - my young trees are about 7ft. Just come into leaf in very sunny scotland, but leaves round the top and middle only.  The bottom branches are bare.  is this normal or are they stressed? 

I have probably not looked after them really well, but i am willing to make amends.  

Help with mail order plants

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 13:41

Its not like they are freshely packaged, and this is transport damage. They are grown into each other, they have been is this package a long time.  Soil covered in weeds too. 

Help with mail order plants

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 13:38

First pic is phlox, second is Campanula blue clips.  Just seen both of these in the garden centre this morning looking lovely boo hoo.  I thought these would be small plants, didnt think they would be half dead. 

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Silver birch leaves around top only

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Camillia sinensis tea plant

Anyone got one?  
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Ducks on the pond - an island??

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New plants by division

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Washingtonia robusta poorly

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Planting a conifer - help on selection

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Cleaning decking next to plants.

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Malus - expert advice on choosing

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