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Latest posts by Alan4711

Fuchsias winter to do

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:55

just the job Dave ,all done and in the green house,many thanks 

Compost Bin

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:35

Winnie if the worms are collecting on your bin lid the compost needs drying a little untill they stop collecting there they dont happily collect on the lid look on utube its been shown many times, nothing too serious but needs looking at  ,,some dry cardboard perhaps to help dry it a touch , im only passing this info on as iv recently had this happen to me and many of my alottmenteer friends all solved by dring a touch,cheers.good luck.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:26

I had to do something very similar and i was fuming so I went to my local MP at the time Ken Clark, within 10 days I had a letter offering better service and totally different from the first offer , and a letter from Ken stating what he had done for me ,Go for it and make them sit up, its my tax money iv paid over all my working years and i didn't pay it to be thrown away by numskulls in situations like yours KT,not to mention the messing about you went through its bl,,dy disgusting.

Fuchsias winter to do

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:39

Hi all,I have a standard fuchsias,i believe it has to be in green house over winter and pruned,its about 2 /3 years old and had a great big show this year, now how hard do I cut please, pic one,  also pic two,, have I pruned this type correctly this one was also big and beautiful this year  many thanks.


new job

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:47

Great news Danny boy ,may i tell u something,it seems the G/C quite often seem to have people doing many different jobs and almost always in a hurry they have so much to do,perhaps you might try to make sure calls coming in are followed right through as our local 2 G/C often didn't  get back to me with an answer a call  or an email so i went elsewhere which is a shame as i like to know the people who im dealing with so i get through to them what im after, the last was for 4 fruit trees ,Question!  "are these 4 fruit trees together pollinating each other",5 days no answer ,so i got the answer from here,and downloaded a chart, I then found a young lady who works there a real grafter so i always deal with her and Presto great service, now without pressure as soon as she sees me its R U OK or do you need some help Alan yes even to my name, now that cant happen for everybody as they dont all live locally but my calls are now always answered and that can save me a visit sometimes. Now i use my local G/C with trust that im getting good advice and plants etc. i even get emails about end of season sales, good luck matey. sunny erein Muns

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:40

Hi Rob we also have loads of Laurel ,the main problem we find is colouring it up,this year we have cleaned out all the bottoms of the laurel and are planting things ok in semi shade ,one thats doing well is marigold Spanish Brocade, our aim is to let the brokade run alng the road side of the hedge and brighten up the bottom as we have Rosa Regosa mixed in thats ok,for colour, and weve got pampas to break the hedge up by the gate, I think if we keep it trimmed keep an eye on the marigold and colour the base up it will look better,weve added Honeysuckle but too soon to see yet, your aim sounds good to me Laurel is ok but a bit bland by itself. good luck

Cutting back neighbours trees/plants

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:20

When we moved in our new house 12 months ago the first thing we did was find out did our neighbor like Tea or Coffee," Coffee in the morning and Tea in the afternoon ,drop o milk no sugar, he said  12 months later hes got 2 of our trees in his garden iv got cuttings of lavender and Hydrangea from him,he picked me up when i fell through the greenhouse and we have a laugh hes a gooden, If it was me i would go round and ask him if he could come round and show you how to cut the overhangs as you dont want to damage His Lovely Trees, what can he do youv got him by the short ones,when he sees the problem if hes got anything about him he will help do it ,Go4it

My sad Rosemary plant :(

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:07

Bitter,your plant seems to be ok but it has 2 longer stems than the rest ,in my g/h they would become cuttings in ordinary compost plenty of light,and rain water only ,if you cant find any come to Norfolk weve got loads u can have  ,iv just done 20 and they are sitting pretty in the cold frame all well. come March/April into the garden, and a swill of Comfry ,good luck.

Friend or foe

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:46

Interesting that Posy, cheers. brightening up on the East coast a bit.

Keep lawn looking nice

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:46

Hi Chris, we have just moved into a new village, the lawns were ok but dull and patchy,luckily we have 2 patches of Comfry growing ,I watered 4 different parts of the lawn with 8 to 1 Comfry ,6 weeks and the lawns i watered grew completely different from the unwatered parts, they were bright strong and dark green , we have now all the lawn in good shape ,I haven't watered again but will in spring all Free,and then  check for any other treatment,hope this helps.

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