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Posted: 23/05/2017 at 11:31

I live in France and use Hayloft. The plants are always in very good condition and well packaged. One plant was not the specified colour, and when I emailed there was no quibble about sending the correct one which arrived when stated. Excellent customer service.


Posted: 07/04/2017 at 17:33

I saw our first ones on Monday this week down here just north of the Pyrenees, so they are definitely on their way up to you all!


Posted: 28/03/2017 at 11:41

Also, carrots and parsnips freeze very well, I grow plenty of both which last well into the winter. If left in the ground the slugs and voles will eat them.

Overwintering Alstromeria

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 11:27

Down here in SW France I have them in the garden and in pots. We had some severe frosts this winter but I left all the ones in the ground in situ, the top growth died back but they are all romping away now. The ones in pots I moved under cover, I have divided them and re potted and they are also doing well.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:13

Hold on to your hat Busy, it's the same down here. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:10

Blowing a hoolie here today, but very mild with it. Not sure if the daffs will stand up to it.

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 22:20

Obelixx, do you you have a Gamm Vert GC up your way? Ours has just had a new delivery of fat blocks and peanuts and this year is the first time they have been selling shelled sunflower seeds!

On line there is Vivara but they are expensive.

Canna speeds

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 09:05

I have never had them come "true" from seed, you may be disappointed if you were hoping for the same colour as the parent plant. I have found the only way is by division if you want the same colour. 

Getting a fig tree under control

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 15:22

You want to aim for an open framework to let in light and air, a cup shape would be good. Remove all the thin straggly branches especially in the centre and any that are crossing and rubbing. Be quite harsh with it! I hope this helps.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 22:27

Tremendous gales here today, no electricity for five hours but back on now, but still blowing a gale.

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