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Acer tree help - drooping

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:01

If you stick your finger in the roots is the soil wet, damp or dry?

Acer tree help - drooping

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:19

Has the Acer's soil always been kept moist? They really do not appreciate dry soil.

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:48

"Its strange how a lot of other countries around the world love to flock to Britain to see anything 'Royal' but people in this country complain about them. These people on holiday in Britain bring in a lot of money."

No tourist meets the Queen or anyone else in the royal family. More tourists visit former royal palaces than current ones: Versailles, the former Imperial palaces in and around St Petersburg, the Forbidden City, the former imperial palaces in Vienna etc etc.

People come to see and experience these things rather than because there is a royal family. Who goes to Spain because there is a royal family?

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:59

William was in the year below me and Henry (Harry) the same year as my younger brother. They are no different from any other very wealthy upper middle class family. The whole fawning courtship from the media and odd pot others I find odd and stomach churning. William lost his looks some years ago when his thin hair turned into a comb over, so the media spin has firmly focused on the his son and now daughter, as the people like babies and the show must go on.

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 16:43

"no point making a case for T & M if the fault is their's.  People don't generally make up stories about them..........."

It is not so much people making up stories as people blanket blaming others when there are multiple issues and multiple responsibilities.

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 15:26

Some questions:

appalling customer service , lack of response other than initial 'be in touch'  despite 9 subsequent emails - no common courtesy

Did you try phoning first instead of emailing so many times? Sending lots of emails is hardly going to help their turnaround if you think about it.

poor %  plant/ plug quality -survival rate 

Did you look after them properly? I only complain when I know it is entirely my fault.

delivery despatch 4 days in transit

That is not their fault, that is Royal Mail or Courier, not T&M's.

didn't acknowledge GW magazine discount and won't refund on query

Did you apply the GW code at ordering? You need to check that as after you have paid you have agreed to pay that amount, your stupidity is your own fault.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:03

They tend to be purchased as rooted plants and thus can be planted at any time it is not frozen outside but buying them dormant in early spring and planting then gives them time to settle before they wake up in late spring.

Coffee anyone ?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:15

Do you just ask for some spent coffee grounds in the shop?

Can you grow Broccoli in tubs?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:28

I'm growing Broccoli this year for the first time, or more correctly my 5 year old son is. You can grow them in a deep trough but that means being assiduous with watering. As a Brassica you will get lots of interesting caterpillars...


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 11:15

If it is just the leaves that were zapped then they do regrow, if the stem is zapped then I have never seen them grow from roots so suggest to try some more seed.

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