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Is this wild garlic???/

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:59

To post a pic you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where your type your post, and follow the instructions

Why did these plants die and what can I replace them with?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:35

My local GC gives a five year guarantee

"... If your hardy plant dies after it’s been planted, please do get in touch. As long as your plant has been lovingly and correctly cared for (which we’re sure it has), you’ll be covered by our five year guarantee. Just dig out a proof of purchase and give us a call..."

Note the words "...correctly cared for..."

I just think that if GCs have to replace plants that have died because of neglect (whether because of lack of knowledge or whatever) they will simply put the prices up to cover it. 

After all, if you don't maintain your car properly by not having it properly serviced etc, it will invalidate the warranty.


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 20:37

Wasn't it a brilliant match!!!  Both of them chased the ball down every time, and some of those deft touches from Watson were fantastic.  And I thought that the way Williams spoke about her opponent after the match was wonderful

Why did these plants die and what can I replace them with?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 20:17

Verdun   I think it would be a trifle unfair (not to mention embarrassing) to ask a garden centre to replace two identical plants that had both been treated the same and had both died at the same time from drought - the plant looks perfectly healthy in the first picture.

winged aphids - do I need to control these?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 17:58
burngirl wrote (see)
...will it be alright if I regularly go out there and remove the ones that I can see?

Thanks for your advice!

That's exactly what I would do

Pond pump has died

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 16:19

If the pond doesn't have fish it doesn't need a pump - just plenty of oxygenating plants growing in the water (Native Hornwort is a good one) and some plants that provide shade on the surface like water lilies or water soldier. 

Lots available from here who are happy to advise if you phone or email them.

We have a wildlife pond used by frogs, newts, toad and the occasional grass snake as well as pondsnails and lots of insects etc.  We use Blagdon Barley Straw Extract and their Bio-active Sludge Control to deal with algae, blanket weed and duckweed.

Why did these plants die and what can I replace them with?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:07

What to plant instead depends in the main on the size of the planters.

I'm not sure that bay would be happy in a North-facing situation.  I think that the aim should be that the next plants shouldn't have to be dought tolerant


Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 14:47

I couldn't do it either - just sit in the shade with a glass of something cool and enjoy watching the bees


So it's going to seed again ...... collect the seeds and send some to me

Opinions please

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 14:18

I wouldn't use anything on a lawn in this very hot dry weather.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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