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Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:39
royd63k wrote (see)

Dove from above that is the company I had them from

 

 

I have had nothing but superb service from Taylors - please contact them immediately - I'm sure they'll sort the problem out .

If customers don't let them know that their delivery companies aren't performing properly there's nothing they can do.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:34

Congratulations KEF on being such a clever auntie

Gorgeous sunny morning full of birdsong here - I had planned to mow the lawns for the first time this morning, but we had rain overnight and the grass is soaking - it's just going to have to be weeding for now isn't it

roses

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:24
Snow wrote (see)
Spray with roseclear nothing like it!!!

Not only will it kill aphids, it'll kill ladybird larvae and hoverflies and possibly bees too.

There are lots of ways of getting rid of aphids without using insecticides. 

Much simpler and very much cheaper to brush them off with your fingers or a paintbrush, or a jet of water from the hosepipe.

Encourage bluetits and don't kill the ladybirds and hoverflies and you'll create an ecological balance in your garden and the aphids will be under control.

See what Monty Don has to say on the subject

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2003/jun/01/gardens

roses

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:08

I prefer not to use insecticides as they also kill the ladybirds and their larvae and the other insects which eat the greenfly.

If there are a lot of greenfly early in the season I brush most of them off with my fingers (if you're squeamish use a paintbrush) - otherwise a jet of water from the hose will do the trick.

I leave some for the ladybirds, hoverflies and bluetits - especially the bluetits who need the little greenfly as the first meals for their tiny nestlings.

Encourage the good insects and the bluetits and you'll soon develop a healthy balance in your garden

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:03

Good morning all   G'day Pat

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 Breakfast anyone?

Worms/Leeches climbing up house wall...?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 07:48

Slugs sometimes move across our large sitting room window - a great opportunity to watch the way their muscular foot moves - fascinating.

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 20:01

You can't beat Taylors http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/  for buying clematis online.  Superb choice, sturdy healthy plants, well packaged and delivered on the day they state.

 

You can also have a look at recommendations on this thread

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/the-good-guys/175670.html

Shrub / Bush ID Please

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:50

Nice double white hellebore - is that Mrs Betty Ranicar?   that's just how mine looks at the moment.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:05
Ma quite perky. Staff not worried now. I left her watching the groundsmen mowing the football and cricket pitches outside her window while she ate some scrambled eggs. Now I'm down by the harbour watching the turnstones on the harbour wall while I have a packet of crisps.
Oh, just heard Johann Cruyff has died. Now he really was a giant of football. Sad to see him go so young

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 13:57
I don't chip them and I don't soak them. I just sow them in moist compost. They germinate just fine

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