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Seasoned gardeners

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 09:45

Hi KEF who mentioned AGE in the same breath as veteran then? By the way, I'm 16 going on 70, so there, the secrets' out now. Like Verdun, I'll get my coat.

On second thought, I'll make Nutcutlets or bake a cake. We are experiencing a monsoon here in Surrey.......VERY welcome, it's going to be 30C on Thursday.


Seasoned gardeners

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:17

I am a newbee too but feel so welcomed and I feel part of a very caring and protected  family who generously nurture us newbies,especially when an occasional hurtfull remark is made.There are certainly many,many, wise and generous people here.We are truely blessed.I wish I had found it years ago. I have tried other gardening forums but they were another version of Twitter!!  I salute the "veterans"...and you all know who you are.  

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 15:57

Aaaaah.....what a lovely thread, which started with a gripe, but turned into so many of us reminding ourselves that appreciating the simple things of life helped us to make positive choices in later life....nice

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 08:33

I agree with you Nutcutlet( oh you make my mouth water everytime I see your name....must make some!)

I "muted" when Chris Pecham came on Spring watch as I found him too patronising.He has toned down a bit now and I did enjoy the butterflies.

Thank you Fairygirl........I  have been very ill for a while and thought I was losing it!!

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 20:15

I'm with you Paddy5, time some of us stopped to smell the roses. After all, to each his own, if it irritates you, use the off button......please be kind

Talkback: How to make a bubbling urn water feature

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 09:51

Hi, you can use "plastic coated grill" OR a large plant pot saucer to fit the opening of the resivour. they ae available in GC's. The plastic coated grill is ones sold as plant supports.


Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 10:37

I would like to join in too please........just one of many joyous surprises of this Spring. After winter in 2010 I lost a Black Hamburg grape vine. DEVASTATED I was, it was in a large pot going up the pergola and lasted 9 years. I left the dead root and two branches in the pot and planted a jasmine to climb up it.

Two days ago I noticed a shoot with leaves that looked like(YES).....grape. Boy, it made my day, I couldn't believe it. The shoot is now GUARDED with holly branches(lots of squirrels and cats here). Even if I only get the leaves to stuff with rice (delicious) it is a result.

It also reminded me that PATIENCE is a major part of gardening. It breaks my heart to watch my neighbours rip out their garden EVERY year and "redesign" it  because they "are tired of waiting for things to grow......"

My experience of "customer service" .

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 09:35

Hi Tina Turner and Gardening Granny, thank you for taking the trouble to respond. It is very encouraging and I will start E-mailing and telephoning again. The manager at the local nursery that I have used for 30 years saw the photos and has offered to speak to the retailers in question about the issue.

By the way GG, I had a problem with Wyvale last year. I ordered £60/= worth of bedding plants and after fobbing me off for 3 weeks I received an E-mail to say the order was ready for collection. When I arrived there with my friend (she offered to bring them home in her car) the GC denied all knowledge of it and were most unhelpful. They offered me 10% off plants in the GC(none of the plants I wanted) I wrote to head office with copies of E-mails etc.

I was sent a voucher for £10/=  and it was too late for beddings.

I gave the voucher away and NEVER used them again.

I think that they don't care as they have lots of customers and my contribution is a drop in the ocean.


My experience of "customer service" .

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 11:45

Hi Bev and Sarah, thank you for taking the trouble to respond as I felt as if i was the only one complaining. Apart from my post, I too had the problems that you highlighted and we tend to assume that GW magazine endorse these retailers as they offer % off in the magazine.

As for Crocus, Paula, when my plant that cost £15/= had two withered leaves out of 4 3 days after delivery. It was implied by a PLANT DOCTOR called Helen (what is she when she is alive, is it a new agricultural qualification?) that I had killed it as I had not put it in a BIGGER pot as soon as it arrived. It was delivered in a2L pot, for Christs' sake!

 This is what the plant looked like 3 days after delivery.

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 10:30

 They are like cats.......if they like you they go mad, if they don't they won't grow! It took me a couple of attempts to get them to grow. They now look lovely under a mature Bramley.They share the area with wild garlic, foxgloves,ferns, euphobia(orange ones) and a few other semi shade lovers.

So, if you like them and their fragrance, coax them on and they will take over the garden. Enjoy!

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