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hollie hock

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Larkspur and Monkshood

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:34

Larkspurs, I find them strange plants to grow from seed, just when you think nothing's happening up they come. I sowed mine off the plant last summer although they weren't big enough to plant out last year. They have survived in the frames and am now  nuturing them to go out this year

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:19

Hi Sam, good to see you Yes there has been a lot of bickering/unpleasantness and loss of manners. Like you I see the invite as just somewhere else to go and chat about gardening.

Will never use the term internet etiquette again


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:22

Most of mine have buds but are very slow to open. Think the cold weather has slowed them down

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 22:22


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:23

Looks like you have a fair bit to do blackest, like the stones, bet that took a time to figure out where they all go

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:10

I don't work in retail but part of my job is customer service. As someone who hears a lot of moaning/complaining/false expectations/disappointments/sense of entitlement and poor service. It really does help when the person complaining remains calm and polite. I am only just a person, as are my colleagues  working in a company and do this so I can earn a living.

What I will say is the person who remains calm, reasonable and polite in any communicaton is much more likely to get a positive response from any organisation.

In the retail sector I guess if you don't get want you pay for and and are disappointed with their response, then just don't use them again. Not used T&M much apart from their "free" offers, was surprised at the size of the plantlets provided so have chosen not to use them again.

In terms of internet etiquette, the use of capital letters means a person is shouting, the same as it does in text messages etc.

White Crocus

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:04

Lovely to see them open after all this time.


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:44

Hi Lorraine, there's always later on this year as well If you don't have any success now try again mid summer outside.

Watch out for the slugs and snails on the new shoots


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 14:49

I sowed mine last year around june/july i think. Just left them outside with some protection from the rain and they grew quick.

Not sure at this time of year and it's still cold what would best. If it were me and I had sown a few pots, might be tempted to try some inside, in a propagator, taking the lid off when germinated and maybe the others outside in a sheltered spot. I would use a progator or covering of some sort as well.

Maybe others can help a bit more

Your favourite Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 14:24

There's so much variety and I like most them. Usually grow cupani

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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