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My experience of "customer service" .

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 20:03

I agree with you, Verdun. I have had very few causes for complaint - but if I have a problem, I am very persistent! I use T&M and Crocus every year and find them excellent. Maybe I'm just lucky?

Talkback: Cockchafers

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:57

It is the larvae that do the damage - or rather the crows, who will rip a lawn apart in order to feast on them. Our large front lawn looked like a churned-up football pitch two years ago and we were devastated. We have used the specific pro ado product ever since and had no problems. I quite like the look of the adults too - but can't forget how our lawn looked.

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 21:20

I have applied the Chelsea cop to my phlox for the past few years and the results are very impressive. I chop about one in three stems and as a result have a far longer display of flowers.

Should I keep my alliums?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:46

Thanks for the clarification.

Should I keep my alliums?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:53

Thank you both for your advice. I'll let them die back - and hope for better things next year! A related question: when is the best time to move alliums to another spot?

Should I keep my alliums?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 20:10

I planted 12 allium Purple Sensation and am very disappointed that only 7 have buds. All have numerous, healthy-looking leaves. Should I leave them all where they are and hope for better next year? Or discard the non-flowering ones? Or is there something I can do to get them flowering? Just a thought - might they still produce flowers?

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:17

It was some time ago - but I think they must have tasted like chives! Nobody ever commented - and I use lots on salads...

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:40

We really enjoyed the home-grown chives from our garden. Then they flowered and we discovered they were grape hyacinths. 

Ideas appreciated for shrubs to create structure in my new garden

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 22:27

Why are you apologising, Verdun? Your answer is fantastic!

Ideas appreciated for shrubs to create structure in my new garden

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 18:46

The amount of interesting information given on this site is incredible! This wasn't my question - but the answers are fantastic. Lots of things to ask Mr Google about!

Discussions started by Berkley

This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 20:40

Identification please

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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 16:43

I warned my magnolia....

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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 22:17

Should my crab apple look like this?

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Last Post: 22/08/2014 at 05:41

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 23:05

August oddities

Do you have oddities in your garden too? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:02

Bare spot problem

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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 17:42

Am I looking after weeds?

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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 15:24

Misbehaving stipa

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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 21:11

Best fuchsia cuttings

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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 08:47

Look what I did to my rhodos

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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 23:11

Give alliums a second chance?

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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 21:49

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 18:27

What have I done?

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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 14:49

Replacing conifers with hedge

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