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experiences with free offers of plants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:27

You made me smile Discodev, tesco vouchers are NOT free, you have to spend ALOT of money to get them

This scam(esp. T&M) was highlighted last spring too. They get rid of their inferior plants, thousands of them this way. Supermarkets and GC sell them cheaper than the P&P !!

A friend tried ordering the Begonia pack for baskets and was told they were out of stock! In March? When are they going to be in stock-June.The mind boggles, as long as we keep ordering them ,they will keep on coning us.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 10:29

Thank you,Brumbull.Thank the Lord at lease one forum member will still read my rantings.....I blame the snow, fancy, it is ONLY March!!

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 09:43

I know what you mean Brumbull,My GH is full to the rafters too, most of us dream of BIGGER GHs as they are NEVER big enough

On the subject of the cost of MDs new it cost a fraction of what Linaker picks up eh? Besides, as mentioned, CK MUST have cost etc. of her garden included in her contract too! She isn't doing it for nothing. Nor does JS.

I have no truck with as to a degree, he is controlled by the producers etc. and EDITING does change the way a programme comes over. I know he has a BIG garden, "ESTATE"as mentioned; but he can hardly make miniature paths etc. Maybe we with small gardens(mine is) could adapt to suit.

I do not think having a DEGREE equips you with the talent to be able to put over well what you are trying to describe. Too many harsh things are being said about him, esp. as he cannot defend himself. I rest my case risking being "ignored" and reprimanded!! Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing the tall vines, grapes maybe, which he will be growing in the GH!!

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:06

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, life is good, all we gardeners need is some warmth and that guy that looks like a big, big orange!! and we'll be in paradise.

I agree with you Brumbull,I like Monty too, he's not so in your face, lecturing to me and being paid obscene amounts of dosh. He gets much less than them with DEGREES in agriculture. After all, experience seems to count for nothing.......considering that gardening is a hands on profession.

I like the new GH, one can never have enough of them,especially with weather we are having at the moment I have a problem finding my kitchen sink as the worktops are occupied with seedlings rearing to go! Besides, it's a new area for Nigel to peruse till it gets filled up with plants


WEATHER this week

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 08:14

 .........I am speechlesssssssss!!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 07:55

 Good morning and apologies.........couldn't resist it, I'm manic at the moment,this is what the view is from my living room this morning!! The apple tree looks beautiful but the poor birds are struggling.The chair that I was looking forward to sitting on(SPRING) to read the papers is looking good but sad! I'm in Surrey. What's it like where you are?

Van Meuwen

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 11:02

Hi Blairs, I do not EXPECT the plants to be large, or match the pictures taken in summer(as you informed us complainers) but surely £12.00p warrants the 7cm square pot to contain a common, easy growing plant, to contain a reasonable SIZE and HEALTHY plant . Not a scraggly one with ONE shoot and half a leaf.  Crocus is expensive but at least their plants match the price and EXCELLENT customer service.

Is that too much to ask?


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 13:35

I agree with you Potty Pam, Jersey Plants are tops, and cheaper than Crocus and P&P FREE!!My grumble is that they sell bedding plants by the cartloads..........where do people plant 100 Petunias? I wish they did small amounts.

But last year I ordered some CANNAS from them in JUNE and the plants arrived in 4 days.They were sturdy, healthy plants  of a good size. (Not like T&M with plants costing £12/= in 7 cm pots with one shoot and half a leaf!)

Some online suppliers(T&M again) also take your money and then send you an E-mail 2 days later  saying that the plants would be dispatched in 6 months time!

I think that as long as we put up with such atrocious customer service they will not improve. The supermarkets are a good example, we are voting with our feet and using our buying power. Who would have thought that  ALDI & CO would top the big boys eh?

The Beechgove Garden

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 16:23

Thank you Sotongeoff,now here's a good excuse to watch it TWICE eh

The Beechgove Garden

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 16:11

Oh Sotongeoff, you ARE a star.Do you know what channel it is on at Virgin media please? I watch it on I-player but it would be grand to be able to watch it on the TV screen. Thank you, Beeba.

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