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Project survey

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:31

Done.  It looks interesting.

Coreopsis Limerock Ruby

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:42

so the thread has suddenly got happier.

Coreopsis Limerock Ruby

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:17

Reading this thread with interest and will be interested to hear from Mrs G too.  Makes grim reading for someone who's purchased 9 of these plants and put them in clay soil  


Garden Vac

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 09:21

Hi Tracey.  I've got a Flymo scirocco.  To be honest though, I don't use it very much.  I find that by the time I've sorted out extensions for the lead, in order to reach most areas in our garden, I could have had a rake out, gathered and disposed of the leaves.  The gathering bag is fine but the seal on mine seems to have slipped so I get a spray of dust while I'm using it.  The hoover itself works fine, when it's not clogged up.  Actually, the best use I found for it was hoovering up my begonia bed, when the massive flowers dropped off - and the bed is close to the mains so it was easy.  I may give it another go this year, but it's not something I particularly find helpful or enjoy using. 

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 13:43

Dinner plate dahlias have been stunning, potentilla flowers have been nice and so pleased to now have hostas.  Not very impressed with my coreopsis, although it did flower eventually.  It was too outgrown and messy for me although having started off as preferring very strict and manicured beds, I can now see the beauty in the cottage type flowers ... I think there will be another chunk of lawn being lost to flowers next year to make way.  I've fallen in love with agapanthus and cosmos too.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 10:42

SweetPea93 sorry, I didn't see your post from a while back.  Yes, I live on the Isle of Man.

day lilies

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 22:48

Mine were new in this year and yes, I must admit that they were a little like a damp squid.  Plenty of promise but then fizzled out to maybe 4 flowers.  I assumed it was because they were new and they would be better next year.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:27

I think knowing Parkers' system helps though.  If you claim within the guarantee period, they will give you a full refund without quibble.  I use them often and find their communication and service excellent. 

J Parkers let down

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:11

Yes, I agree Lyn.  Providing we're willing to nuture the plants, they do grow really well.  They offer fantastic value for money.  The other thing that I've found that if one out of say, a pack of 3 doesn't survive, they replace all 3 of the plants.  Apart from some really specific requirements which I've purchased locally, my garden is full of Parkers produce.

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:14

Erm, excuse me but please do remember that I live on the Isle of Man.  Try adding on courier charges for two four foot cherry laurels to what you would pay in the UK and I think you'll find that the price would come out much the same as what I have paid.  We're very happy with the laurels and the fact that they will soon be higher than the fence has done the job as far as we're concerned.  Having done some research before buying bigger plants, we reached the conclusion that on this occasion buying bigger plants was the best idea and yes, they will take longer to establish but again, being on the Isle of Man they should have established well before the frosts set in. 


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Cherry Laurel hedging

How do I get Cherry Laurel to flower and produce berries? 
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Growing other plants through clump forming plants

What can I grow? 
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Gap in my clay border

What can I put in it? 
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Will they flower this summer 
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Spring primrose

Still flowering well! 
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Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

What do I do now? 
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Weeding big borders

Reaching the weeds 
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Presenting .... Hosta Corner 
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Something's eaten the "bark" of the stalk 
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Asthma and Gardening

Weed killer? 
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What's the name of the super strength solution that kills it? 
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My yellow standard rose is white

New standard rose appears to be the wrong colour 
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New plot

Which flowers go together to provide colour from April to October 
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I've got my very own hosta :-) :-) :-) :-) 
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Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Or have they been over run by another weed? 
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