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Posted: 08/05/2015 at 15:09

I'm just thinking of a polite way to put it. It was potted in the same way as some others I had,and they are OK. So I'm assuming it was duff?


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:51

I have adopted Verduns attitude of complaining about stuff that is not up to scratch.

 So far this year I have had a polytunnel cover which disintegrated after less than a season replaced. Phlox  delivered far too late last year and penstemon plugs which turned up their toes, replaced.

Misdescribed lilies have been replaced.

A hellebore from wyevale with a nasty disease refunded.

I ordered some Trillium roots last year. One of them, a very expensive T. grandiflorum pleno has shown no sign of growth. I have complained. After the second email and a gap of about a week, I got an email offering to replace it if I pay the postage (£4.95)  Anybody think that reasonable?



The most basic advice needed

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:40

Did it have a label?

Can you post a photo using the tree icon on the tool bar?

Different plants like different compost and water/light requirements.

I'm afraid you will have to be a bit more specific.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:05

Mine are all still in bud. I think we should call them blushing molly. they seem to have too much pink in for the species, which is always described as just yellow. I have another seedling that is even more pink.

It must be happy there chicky.


Dahlia seedlings

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:38

If you have new growth they should survive. Keep some fleece or even cover with a layer of newspaper if a frost is forecast.

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:24

Victoriana nursery sell marron de lyon that have big nuts.

They are self fertile.

You may have a wild type that will never give you big nuts for roasting.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:48

Next question. We now have regular visits from a pair of mallards. After demanding naked sunflower seed at the back door, she has a wander around on slug patrol. However she doesn't get as far as the veg patch. I bought cheap lidl beer yesterday for the slug pubs. OH says if the ducks get a taste for it ,we could get some funny landings. As it is, they come from the canal or river a couple of hundred yards away, between the two houses, over the garage,sharp left and land on the lawn, near the back door.

Do I fill up the slug pubs or not?

Mahogany Bedroom Furniture For Sale

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:40

Parallel universe

Does it burn well. I'm having a bonfire this afternoon. I need some potash for the blackcurrants



Posted: 08/05/2015 at 01:09

Well ,he's voted for the first time. I hope he's joking when he said he ticked all the boxes.

Then he got fish and chips as a treat.

He's gone to bed as he has to be up early to go to work tomorrow.

A great idea for improving slippery wheelbarrow ramps!

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:40


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