Latest posts by JIMMMY

Agapanthus from Van Meuwen

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 14:54



If you really want them, go ahead and purchase them, as with free postage they will not break the bank!

If they do not do well and you have not got great expectations, then you will not be disappointed, good luck!

Also with plants of that size I would expect from previous experience you would be looking more like three to four years to see flowering stems appearing!


Gardener's World Strawberry offer

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 17:59


Don't know about strawberry plants, but bought  six perennials (lupins/anemones) from Mr F, they arrived almost dead, sodden wet compost, little top growth, should never have been sent out, another useless supplier as far as I am concerned!

Who ever picked them for despatch knew little about plants!


Posted: 21/09/2016 at 22:13


Cheers I have just ordered some to try!



Posted: 20/09/2016 at 13:02



Has anyone grown Camassias, if so what has been your experience?

Easy to grow, come back year after year, or a waste of time and effort!


Growing Japanese anemones

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 22:03


.Repeat post, "IF IT AINT BROKE DON'T FIX IT" old Chinese proverb!

They broke it but have not or cannot fix it!

It has been a pest ever since some one decided to update, and downgrade!

Growing Japanese anemones

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 20:29


Hi Verdun,

Earlier in the year I bought a WS just coming into flower in a three litre pot in a local GC for £8.99.

They told me it was very difficult to grow, I certainly know that as they appear to have a death wish, but I bought it anyway!

I managed to get a rooted stem off it without damaging the main plant, and it is growing well and quite a size now, though no flower buds yet!

The main plant has flowered since I bought it, but so far I have not been able to get any more bits to propagate, maybe when it has finally finished flowering!

The GC did not have any more WS plants in any time I was there!

Cheers for now!

Growing Japanese anemones

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 20:16


My Jap anemones "hate" being dry, during the past days here it has been very windy, dry and warm, when I come in from work they have flopped over and only recover when I drench with lots of water, it has been just the same the next evening!

So I would advise don't plant in a dry area! 

Also they probably are only rooted stems not fully growing plugs, that's what I have received from them in the past when I bought other perennials from them!

They probability will not bulk up and flower for years as I was given a semi double white one in a 9cm pot two years ago and it is still a tiddler, which had one miserable little flower on it this year!


Why do my Japanese Anemone's look like this?

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 23:15


Hello Bluerose,

It looks very like that your plants have finished flowering, as  those look like seed pods on the flower stalks!

Also on mine the foliage always look like yours after flowering, so I quickly chop them down and let fresh leaves grow!

"AND" they need lots of water when flowering or the flower stalks droop!

I lost three large strongly growing  clumps  of Aster frikartii monch's growing in my allotment last year, they all died at the same time with no reason!

Tonight the lady speaker said that hers had rotted without reason earlier this year, and had anyone else experienced the same, she was looking for answers but noone was able to help!


Ivy - removing roots

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:34


Don't quote me, BUT they still have not fixed the problem about the quotes!

Confucius him say, if it aint broke don't fix it!

Ivy - removing roots

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:32
philippa smith2 says:

Thanks Phillipa,

Yes I can wear gloves etc, hopefully I can remove some more without the rash!


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