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Latest posts by jatnikapyar

grass cuttings

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 09:58

Hi, I have been using grass cuttings for years as mulch under trees and as a weed supressant. yes it does go mushy and slimey but if it is spread thin it soon disappears and even weakens bind weed and dock and dandilion. it works ok in the compost bins too if spread thin  and mixed with other plant matter and uric acid, as suggested by others or use grotter.I compost most of my green waste and find the compost very useful. I have noticed lately that not only is bought compost pricy but some brands are not as good as my own and have bits of wood etc. in it.Besides, I resent sending anything (except stuff that takes ages to compost, i.e.rose prunings etc.) as they don't even give us FREE compost.It is a cheek considering that we pay council tax and get an inferior service from them.

mosquitos breeding in the rainwater butt

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 09:20

Hi rosa, the oil trick works. you only need a little bit.attach a piece of hosepipe to the water butt tap to fill your can, it will stop the can being messed up with the oil.

how cruel of flowerdew to put a poor gold fish in the butt. my goldfish love the light.the thought of livinging in the dark till it die(i liked him too!!)

black bamboo

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:02

Lucky you, i would give my eye teeth to have one. I have spent some money trying to grow one with no success what so ever. If it is invasive, restrict it in a large pot.

what is the red chilli for please?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 09:17

thank you, you cheeky clever clogs, what a lovely bunch of nice people come to our form. XX


Posted: 05/07/2012 at 11:03

I had the same experience.I did not even bother to contact them as I have had problems in the past. But I feel that GW should take issue with them as it leaves us out of pocket with the P&P that we sent them.

Bad service, bad plants beware!

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:54

You are lucky Mark, I had trouble with "the garden  centre group" big time.

I ordered plugs in APRIL and despite several e-mails did not get any delivery time. Finally, following my stroppy email I was told that they could not fulfil my order!! Instead, could I go to there centre.If I could do that would I order on line? Besides, they are  still advertising the service on line as "click and collect" or by post. Very poor customer service indeed.


what is the red chilli for please?

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:29

What is the red chilli for please?Thank you,XX

what is the red chilli for please?

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:27

Bad service, bad plants beware!

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 15:57

Have had problems with PARKERS too,poor quality plants and it was implied that it was my mishandling of plants.

T&M are bad too, i ordered VEBENA plants, waited ages and when I inquired in JUNE was told no plants till SEPTEMBER!! I wanted them for this summer!

Another firm called PLANT ME NOW send me some sad looking plants and when I emailed them they havent bothered to respond yet!! This was in May!

I am back to my local GC, pity I don't have transport but do beware, as prices of plants have gone up considerably.

JERSEY PLANTS and Crocus are excellent though choice is limited.

I am surprised that GW recomend PARKERS and T&M.

Get thrifty

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 15:13

Hi, I save the clear discs that come with spools of CD and DVD containers used for recording on them they make excellent Brassica collars and do not show when in situ.

Save your teabags and use them to line pots and hanging baskets.They hold water and disintergrate into the compost.

Use your empty plastic bottles as "hot water bottles". I fill them with waste water and place them around my courgette plants. They get warm in the sun and keep the plants warm at night.


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