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Plant identification

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 12:08

The blue flowers look like those on my brunnera.  How tall is the plant?

monty don

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 12:04

I don't mind how much Monty gets paid and I adore Nigel. 

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 18:21

Whereas T and M seemed to have the monopoly of special offers in GW magazine, I have noticed that other companies are now being featured.  Mr Fothergill has recently sent me two packets of free seeds.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 18:02

I tried phoning five times before I finally got through and it's such a waste of time and money when you are sitting waiting for someone to take your call.  T and M plants look like they are a bargain when advertised just for the cost of postage in GW magazine but I'm seriously thinking of ignoring them in future.  I have had other plants from them in the past which have failed but did nothing about complaining as thought it must be my fault being a new gardener. Now I'm more knowledgeable about gardening but I'm still not getting a refund.

My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:44

I'm growing dahlias for the first time and only half have got shoots but when I turned the pots upside down they are all showing root growth.  Have you tried doing that Lavender Lady?  Good luck

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:35

I also purchased three of the illumination pink foxgloves and kept them in an unheated greenhouse through the winter.  However, they are now in the garden, but extremely small specimens, and no way will they be flowering this year.  Good luck with getting a refund from T and M - I contacted them regarding some oriental poppies which had died in the greenhouse during the winter.  They gave me a code, value £10, which was not recognised, to use with my next purchase . Three emails, one phone call and one letter later I was given another code which, again, was not recognised.  Am I wasting my time with this company?  Really don't know what else I can do.

Garden Patio Ideas

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 15:12

I think this one is touting for business.

Compost course

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 14:30

In my area of West Sussex we put glass, tin, plastic, cardboard and newspapers in one large wheely bin and it goes straight into the lorry.  I do remember that when the new recycling depot opened in Ford it was possible to visit on an organised tour.  After reading your article artjak I think I will phone my local council and see if the offer of seeing how the waste is separated is still available.  I did read recently that the lids of the wheely bins must be properly shut as the sorting machines cannot handle wet paper and card.

monty don

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 13:09

Thank you Dove for being so sensible and amusing.  Keep the comments coming!

Hi I'm new here, and would like some advice please!!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 18:48

Hi Rebecca64, that's a very interesting site with so many useful tips and one I will return to when I have more time - lots to read there.

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