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Latest posts by hollie hock

MORNING FORKERS

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.

Lupins

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

Lupins

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

Sweet peas

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 14:18

I would just give them a good drink and see if that helps to get things going. You could always sow more if nothing happens

Need help with different types of plants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:45

You're welcome. Been thinking back to last year........... had some calendulas in there, which did flower, maybe not at their best but still some colour, like wise snapdragons. I tended to put these towards the front of the bed where they got more sun. Maybe sweet williams might tolerate these conditions as well

Grew some sweet rocket from seed last year and put a few of them in there last Autumn, just to see what happens. These plants whilst not as big as some others are doing ok and should give me some flowers. Bugle/Ajuga seem to grow anywhere, lovely blue flowers in Spring, but very attractive ground cover for the rest of the year.

I grow a lot of my plants from seed so able to experiment and it doesn't cost me much

Need help with different types of plants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:25

Hi Jem, snap. Remembered another plant that does well for me.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/419.shtml

I inherited this one and it's known to me as the false sunflower but it's proper name is an inula. Can get pretty big/bushy and it will spread. Flowers in the Summer and the insects love it

to pinch out or not

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:07

I've learnt from trial and error really. Plants that I pinch out are wallflowers, sweet williams, snapdragons. If I'm not sure and I have a got a few on the go. I pinch out some and leave the others, and then see what happens. If I can see that the plant is happy with that, I then do the rest

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Plant Id please

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Anybody got them in flower? 
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