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what to do about offers that dont offer

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:27

I still have not received the secateurs that were part of the subscription offer.

Maybe by posting this they might magically appear tomorrow.

what to do about offers that dont offer

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:48

The plants arrived today!!! They were posted on Tuesday and I put my moan on this forum yesterday.

Also yesterday my first issue of the magazine on subscription arrived.

I feel sure telepathy is involved here somewhere.

The secateurs have not arrived yet but I am now sure they will come tomorrow.

Incidentally the plants all look quite perky and are all potted.

Thank you.

what to do about offers that dont offer

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:58

Thanks for the quick responses.

I cant help thinking that the speed at which people have responded reflects shabbiness on the part of who ever arranges these offers.

I think this is a bit mean as people like me who are new to gardening are getting taken for granted.

But I will also say that this forum is great thanks to gardeners! I search for answers to my problems and if I cannot find an answer I post my problem and then get loads of helpful responses. Great!

what to do about offers that dont offer

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 11:02

Earlier this year I saw an offer of plugs in my GW magazine and I sent off for these immediately. Nothing!

I also decided to try a subscription to GW and took up an offer of a free pair of secateurs. Nothing!


Can anyone tell me how to deal with this please.

Hypericum and ants

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 10:05

Thanks for your advice nutcutlet however I am still puzzled about why this attack on the plant takes place on such a very specific part i.e. the seed pod.

Hypericum and ants

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 17:23

I had 2 hypericums planted next to each other last year. They are doing very nicely in heavy clay soil up against the fence to the east of my tiny town garden.

Today I noticed that some of the flowers that have gone a bit to seed are swarming with ants. They appear to have aimed for the dying flowers.

Is this a problem and if it is how can I deal with it.

Hungry roses?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 15:44

I had Strulch put down. I presume it is the same sort of stuff. It stinks to high heaven so it must be good. I am now off to "tomato" my roses!

Hungry roses?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 14:44

My very occasional professional gardener fed all my shrubs and roses with slow release stuff that only needs to be given once a season. After the recent very wet weather I had to do some deadheading and now my plants look dismal.

My question is would all the goodness in those granules be washed away by the rain and do I need to feed again?

I have got granules left over from the Spring and tomato food left over from last year and I have heavy clay soil.


Advice would be appreciated.

plug making gadget

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:33

Thank you for that nutcutlet. I think I will not spend my money on that. I am in my third year of gardening. The first year I bought those pots that are fibrous and you plant the whole thing. Every seed I planted in those did well.

plug making gadget

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 14:56

I think I saw Monty Don on TV with a gadget for making plugs. I have searched the net and cannot find one. Does anyone know if they can be bought? Thank you

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plug making gadget

where can I get one 
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