Latest posts by jatnikapyar

Waitrose garden

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 19:39

Hi, looks like the Waitrose/Crocus venture is the second supermarket venture as recently they started selling "garden" stuff on Tesco's DIRECT site. The CROCUS site with Tesco is the same as the one on the Waitrose site. I suppose since supermarkets are muscling in on the GCs it is a good way to reach more customers.

I see that AT is fronting this venture too.(He does T&M catalogue and B&Q too.)

It  will be interesting to see if there will be any comments about him, similar to ones about MD

picking primroses

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:21

Hi Dovefromabove, thank you for the link highlighting the laws pertaining to picking wild flowers. It seems that it is "lets pick on MD......" at the moment and makes me feel sad. And yes, he was talking about picking primroses as a boy! It's pretty obvious that it was a long time ago. So Robert, we are ALL down in the dumps at the moment, but surely picking on others is not going to make it better; is it? 

Today's dilemma

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 10:57

You make me smile Red Dhalia. It reminds me of when I got my first garden (this one) 40 years ago. I felt like I was in a gardeners' paradise!My OH was very keen to contribute and used to arrive home with gifts for 'our' garden, some very inappropiate! He even went wild with the hoe and destroyed the young plants with the weeds Luckily the enthusiasm wore off very quickly as things did not happen fast enough

I am sure your man loves the garden too so do encourage him and give him lots of things to do(that you do not like) and you will have plenty of free time to top up on your tan etc.ENJOY.


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 16:32

I use Firefox Alan, and as Sotongeoff says; find it easy to use. It also has useful ADDONS which are fun to use and help with security and stop ads. The "customer help" is very friendly and easy to use.


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 16:23

OMG......GG, I wouldn't pay tuppence for them. As Lyn says, they grow wild and I have plants (larger than 2") which you are welcome to.I have 4 colours and you can keep them small by pruning them , which makes them bushy and you get more flowers for the birds and bees. If you live in Surrey, give us a shout.

what do u think this might be

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 09:02

Commmme onnnnn Alan4711, WE are your friends and are trying to help whatever monster you are nurturing in your shed!!

Do keep us posted, the nation waits with bated breath........one can tell that we are bored with this weather and rearing to get in the garden!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 08:47

Good luck.........the offer suppliers are T&M !!

Garlic Shoots

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 08:45

Hi Sam, this time of the year I have a pot that I filled chock a block with fat garlic bulbs in OCTOBER. I then bring the pot indoors in March and use the "shoots" as "garlic shoots". You can use garlic cloves from the supermarket. I put the pot outside in summer and if we get hot weather I do get some "scape" too. These are more intense and I use them in the same way.You can use supermarket garlic cloves as they are OK for this purpose and not for growing garlic for bulbs.

After 2-3 years the cloves are exhausted and get straggly. I then start the process all over again. These "garlic shoots" can be bought in certain supermarkets but are rather pricey.I feel that the effort is worth it as the shoots do take the taste of the curry to "another level" as it were.! I learnt this trick when I lived in Malaysia for several years.

I hope you wil have a go at growing them and good luck


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 08:22

Hi Cler,please don't put them out as the GH you mention are plastic and it is VERY cold out there. It is 1c in the SE but feels like -5c! I did what you are planning to do and lost plants a couple of years ago.

SO, please hold fire and wait a couple of weeks at least.As you sound like a new, keen gardener it would be aloss if you loose heart. Good luck

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 17:38

OOOOOO, I do feel good to hear and note that the forum members are so diverse. I' m so happy that I found this lovely forum

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