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J Parkers

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 19:18

Whatever their plants are like, and I have also had more good than bad, I've always found their customer service to be excellent.  Dead plants = replacement or refund, providing you tell them as quickly as you can and as blairs says, send them a photo of the problem.  

Where you have a pack of say 6 and say 2 plants die, they will usually replace the whole pack of 6 which I always think is very good.  

Quick poll for my project

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:36


compost or bark

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:38

I'm sure I read somewhere on this forum that bark takes the nitrogen out of the soil.  Having used both now for my first couple of years I'm siding with compost and/or manure for mulching but mainly because I think it looks much neater than bark.  This is my personal preference.

Habranthus robusta

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:39

Does anyone have any experience in growing these?  Do they flower in their first year normally?  

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:21

I thought it was next Friday?  Or are we just a little behind on the Isle of Man 

Will They Survive?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:07

Parkers will guarantee the plants until August 2015 so just plant them up as you normally would and if they don't survive, email Parkers with the photo above plus the photo of the dead plant(s) and they will replace the plants.  If you ordered say a pack of 6 and only say 3 of them died, they will usually replace the whole pack of 6.


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:16

Hi B3.  Mine are out in the garden so I cut the entire plant down to 3" all over in February/March and mulch.  That's what I did last year and they were lovely again in the summer.


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:40

Great, thanks.


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 23:27

Oh good, glad to hear that your hostas are safe Hostafan.  Ha ha, yes that may have caused a bit of a riot to accuse the nursery of having diseased stock.  Can't be too careful with our hostas though.

So does anyone feed their hostas or just mulch?





Posted: 02/03/2015 at 19:07

I've got a white feather in total shade and well yes "miserable" is how I would describe it too.  I'm going to see how it fairs this year and if it's no happier I may just put it out of its misery.  I was really attracted to the pictures of the white feather but since learned that it's really hard to grow.

Hostafan1 - did you manage to get rid of that virus thing that attacked your hostas?  Hope you managed to rescue all your beautiful hostas.  I can't wait to see how my hostas will look in their second year.  Will be out mulching them in a day or so and stocking up with slug pellets   Do you feed yours?


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