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Is this weeding?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 07:03

Chyperie - there are legal solutions to what had happened, you do have a contract (oral contracts still stand) and technically I would have thought he has trespassed on your property. However what you have to remember is that getting involved in legal work is very time consuming and most people find it emotionally draining. You (or you wife!) should be clear at this stage what you want him to do to fix the problem. If he starts prevaricating and you don't want to pay a solicitor then write a letter setting out the situation as you see it and explaining what you want him to do to fix the situation. Entitle the letter 'pre-action letter' and make it clear that you are eager to resolve the situation amicably but you will start proceedings if necessary. This can be a good way of encouraging sensible behaviour. [Disclaimer: this is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such!]

Is it the end for pelargonium?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 14:31

How about letting the little leaves grow bigger and then using a leaf as a cutting. I have successfully got a new plant from just one leaf in the past.

Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 10:28

I've had great results from Morrisons, bulbs, seeds and perennials.

slug pellets help

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 12:24

I was watching Geoff Hamilton's dvd at the weekend. He used calcified seaweed against slugs. Has anyone got any experience of this? 


Posted: 01/02/2013 at 10:47

Lilylouise - that photo is amazing. How hard do you cut back that clematis?

Swiss chard

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 16:13

Last year I grew swiss chard, it grew and grew and we were eating it for months. I thought it would eventually die back over the winter but despite the recent snow it is still looking very much alive and producing small stubby leaves from the base. What should I do with it? Leave it to do its own thing? Pull it up?

Echinacea plugs

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 15:59

Oh dear, mine weren't eaten by slugs, they are in pots in a plastic baby greenhouse and I can still the the little stubs where the leaves used to start. Think mine have just gone down for winter. Not sure about yours...fingers crossed for spring.

Echinacea plugs

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:12

Phew, I was starting to feel really sad as they were my favourites from the collection. Thanks

info on Hydrangas please

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:08

Aww sausages - now I have to wait ages!

Echinacea plugs

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:07

I got some free echinacea plugs from T&M with a few others perennials and dutifully potted them up. Mostly they are looking fine but the echinacea seem to have died back - is this normal?

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