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help needed please

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 20:47

I have an area outside my boundary fence which is an unadopted rough lane and wondered if I could plant a syringa there which would then grow taller than the fence and be visible from my garden.  I would want to prune it to try and make it more of a tree than a bush and as the ground is very stoney I cannot dig down very far.  Does this idea seem viable?  I don't want to plant a conifer as have just had 22 of them removed from the other side of the garden.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 15:25

Have some brilliant news about no longer being ignored by T&M.  Had phone call from pleasant and helpful lady at T&M in response to my problem dating back to 11th March.  I had previously been given two £10 codes to use for refund which had not been recognised.  When I asked which one to use she suggested using them both because of previous problems.  This I have now done so await delivery of my plants.

Good luck to everyone else with on this site waiting for refunds or delivery of illumination pink.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 12:21

Two subjects on this thread - one about illumination pink foxgoves and poor service from T&M and I want to, again, comment on both.  Foxgloves delivered last year and still only 3/4" high.  No chance of them flowering this year but they are looking healthy - I must stay positive. 

On March 11th emailed T&M re perennial poppies delivered November to say they had died.  Since then have phoned, sent many eamils and written letter but still waiting for promised £10 voucher which I was going to use towards an order of over £30 with T&M but have now bought plants from local Wyevale G/C.  T&M have occasionally replied with computer generated emails but I find these quite insulting as they are obviously a fob-off! 

monty don

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 19:41

hi cathyfitter, forgot to mention Beechgrove which I always record and enjoy.  It almost seems to comprise of people I remember from the sixties like my father, very down to earth with no pretensions.   My husband says they remind him of post-war gardeners.  Don't know how he knows that as he was born in 1939!  I'm going to be  naughty now and say - are all Scots like that?  If so, I think you'r lovely

Talkback: Lily beetle

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 19:22

I am growing lillies for the first time this year.  Didn't realise they come complete with their own pests.

monty don

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 19:20

Oh! carthyflitter I agree with every word and will never tire of seeing Monty and Nigel.  Just wish they would get rid of the awful Joe Swift.  When he is interviewing a working class person on their allotment he uses a 'I'm just like you' voice (as a tv presenter, he certainly is not) but put him outside a baronial mansion and he acquires a posh voice and becomes a Uriah Heap.  Ugh!  As for Sarah, yes she does belong in Sissinghurst.   Have now bitched for England and await the lovely Monty and Nigel in an hour's time.

Morning Glory leaves are shriveling up

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 17:15

My morning glory seedlings grew very tall with only two leaves and I kept watering them.  I then read somewhere (maybe on this site) not to overwater them.  I potted them on into compost, put into unheated greenhouse, and have only watered when looking dry.  They now all have 4/6 leaves and are standing upright looking healthy.  Never grown them before so quite excited at their appearance.

My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 16:02

Hi Tomsk, I bought two Red Skin dahlia bulbs from Lidl and planted them shallow in pots of compost in unheated greenhouse.  On the vague instructions on the packet re planting it looked like they were to be planted in the soil.   In the last few days they have both produced shoots so I'm hoping for success.  It's my first time with dahlias, all bought from different sources, and I can see roots growing in all ten pots of them so am feeling very pleased with my efforts to date.  However, this gardening business is very 'hit and miss' with me so I wonder if I will be able to pick a bunch of dahlias in a few months.  Do let us know, via this thread, if yours are a success.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 12:21

Hi pete, I remember there was an acrimonious thread about T and M on this website about two months ago.  I can't remember the writer's name but he said he had phoned and emailed every day for three weeks and still had no satisfaction from them.  Someone accused him of being stupid and another person was very patronising telling him how to complain correctly!  (talk about teaching grandmothers to ........)  I thought it was disgraceful that T and M had his money but he had no plants.  The emails I have received today are just circulars and not addressed to me personally.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 11:33

Hi pete, today I have received three emails from T and M.  They all say the same thing about volume of work etc.   No mention of the letter I sent them so I don't hold out much hope of anything being resolved.

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