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up to minate gardening

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 10:02

Just an observation, I watch and read most gardening programs and especially this year have noticed that GW and Beechwood are the most in realtime. Even articles in the news papers writen by AT speak of WATERING. Am I the only gardener whose plants are drowning?

Good on you MD for telling us that your veggies and flowers have suffered with the weather. I don't feel so isolated!


Posted: 08/08/2012 at 09:32

heartning to hear that others are having problems with T&M, not just me.I feel that GW should refrain from promoting these FREE plantsby offering them in their magazine. After all, they are not really free. As a nursery owner (i have known him for years) pointed out, the plants that are sent out are some of the ones that are left over as they sow MILLIONS of seeds and lots are discarded. The worst of it is as they are "FREE", when you get in touch with the retailer they seem to behave as if they are doing us a favour and why are we moaning. Very, very disappointing indeed. Will someone at GW please take note. After all it reflects on you by association.

Bulbs, seeds wanted

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 08:40

Hi Lucy, thanks for directing me to this section. speak with you soon. 

what to do with unwanted plants

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:10

Thank God other gardeners have my problem too! I can't even PAY people to take them.

For sale section

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:05

A swapshop would be good especially if you are looking for particular plants etc.I do alot of cuttings and have some rare ones such as buddejlea "summer gold" which is easy to grow and has bright yellow flowers instead of the common blue or white ones.

I live in a street of 30 houses and find that the neighbours want LARGE plants only(for instant gardens) or are suspicious of me and come up with comments like"....why are you doing this?" Maybe they think that I want something from them!! Yet they go into garden centres and buy plants which cost the earth and want to know why they died!

As a result, my garden is full of pots, very like a garden centre! I do give plants to school fetes but this year they told me that they could not sell them as they were too small.

tea bags

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 09:04

I use them to line hanging baskets and pots as they absorb moisture and rot down well by the autumn.

What is this brown leaved plant with yellow flower

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 09:01

Yes it is Lysimachia "fire cracker" and there are several versions of it for  hanging baskets too.

Clematis offer in Sunday newspaper.

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 08:42

Don,t wish to contradict your post but the plants I received in the past from T&M were small and weedy. Plants from supermarkets did better. Besides, I had to wait ages and well after the expected delivery date(despite several E-mails).I am pleased that you received such good service.

a very miserable lady.

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 12:01

My home and garden are my life, but I have ordered hundreds of paving slabs(cheap from council) as I cannot cope anymore as my garden looks like a war zone.

On reflection, there are some things to smile about, for the first time in 16 years my water bill shows a CREDIT , and in summer too! The patio gets washed every day and fish in the pond are thriving. The frogs will have to be put on contraceptives soon and moisture loving plants are having a ball......hmmmm, cancel the slab order.

I hope someone else feels like me too, typical the ever optimistic gardner, it will be all wonderfull next year!

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:39

Never mind the rain, did ANYONE, especially in Surrey get attacked by hailstones the size of mothballs.....millions of them and HEAVY too. I have NEVER seen it in the last 50 years!! They were lashing against the windows and the lawn was white for a while. The leaves of my plants are in shreds. Please someone, tell me I am not dreaming as it was very frightening.

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