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Gardener Eve


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Talkback: 10 zinnias

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 15:43

Thanks everyone- thought I was the only one! Mine look very sorry for themselves - planted out 25th May and not really growing plus brown leaves. 2 eaten by a greedy slug!

When I think about it it seems it must be the cooler spring we've been having- its really affected my tomatos too 

Kinda had to start planting out though as the windowsills and cold frame were looking like jungles.

We're just having a terrible spring...

Thompson and Morgan

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 17:08

Hi, I ordered the cottage garden collection from gardeners world mag and it took 3-4 times longer than stated! When they come they are so dinky- I truly mean- tiny!

Also they labelled mine up incorrectly so I couldn't tell which was which variety.When I called them they offered me a new pack which 3+ weeks later I'm still waiting for.

I ended up googling seedling pics and asking my in laws and worked out what was what in the end. Sadly I had a skin reaction to either the digitalis or the delphinium so I've given those away. Thats not their fault though- although I think clearer labelling of this risk would be better.

They took a long time to answer the customer service line too.

When I called the order line to order from them though the phone was answered immediately.

I get the impression that they are trying to be big before they are really ready- so many companies do this.

You could try calling them but when I did this it made no difference- as far as they're concerned the plants are ready when they're ready... makes sense but they really should be more prepared or cap the offer to the first however many respondents rather than having annoyed customers.

I spend a fortune with Sarah Raven/ crocus and thought they'd be worth a try on this offer (only £5.65) but have decided they're not worth the savings. Would rather pay more to one of the other companies- get good sized super healthy plants that come very quickly or just start things off from seed myself.

I'd call them and let them know what you think...its the only way these companies will improve 

Tomato plant leaves turning brown - should I pick them out?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 15:14

thanks! will do!

Tomato leaves turning brown - repeat now with pics

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 14:20

Also...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/77947.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

Tomato leaves turning brown - repeat now with pics

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 14:19

Hi,

These are seedlings I've grown myself. They were a bit late going outside as weather had been so bad but healthy if a little tall.

Since going outside last week (in good quality grow bags, same position as in other years) the leaves have been developing brown patches on them.

I don't know whats causing it, (somewhere online suggests temperature fluctuations at night could do this? It has been quite a cold spring so far- we're in SE London) but I'm worried it could be some sort of blight?

Is it best to leave the leaves on or pick them off? Have started to pick them off but worried that there'll be no leaves left at this rate!

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/77946.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

Thanks,

Eve

Adding pics not working & how to delete posts or edit posts??

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 12:15

I started a thread which needs editing or some posts deleting (stemming from the fact I couldn't upload a pic).

Also, what's going on with pic uploader?!

This forum does seem to be very inflexible and counter intuitive which is a shame...

Please advise...

Thanks

Thanks

Tomato plant leaves turning brown - should I pick them out?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 12:04

OK think I've found another work around using Flickr. Please use this link which (should- fingers crossed) take you to the pics of the leaves! 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133710725@N08/shares/510Xww

 

 

Tomato plant leaves turning brown - should I pick them out?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 11:06

I have a gmail account that I hardly ever use so I can publish it here and it wont matter if I get loads of spam..

its evelyn1980ltmo@gmail.com

 

if youd like to email I can email back with the pics of these leaves. 

(No worries if not!)

Thanks 

Tomato plant leaves turning brown - should I pick them out?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 11:02

Hi!

 

Sadly I've been trying but its just not loading up any image I select. I've emailed the error to the web team but I doubt there'll be anyone there to deal with this today...

 

I could email if you'd be happy to do that?

 

Thanks,

Eve 

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Tomato leaves turning brown - repeat now with pics

Gardeners delight I planted from seed. Planted outside S.E London last week in grow bags 
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Adding pics not working & how to delete posts or edit posts??

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Tomato plant leaves turning brown - should I pick them out?

Gardeners delight I planted from seed. Planted outside S.E London last week in grow bags 
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Sweet pea seedling problems - something eating them!

Sweet pea seedlings being destroyed by something... 
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little black bugs smothering many of my plants

 
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