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Latest posts by JIMMMY

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:17


The old orange one used to be called Peruvian lily, my granddad used to grow it in his garden where it spread all over the place!

As Verdun says the so called cultivated one are temperamental about flowering,stop start should be in all their names!

The ones I have are grown in either pots or tubs depending on their size!

When Rock and Roll came out almost five years ago (that's when I heard of it anyway) I paid thirty six quid for three plugs, lovely flowers but they neither grow any larger or think about flowering now!

The best one with me is Indian Summer, lovely dark foliage with good coloured flowers, when it starts flowering in late spring it goes on until the frosts and multiplies quickly to fill up any pot or tub it is in!



What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 15:40


Chickweed it even outgrows the potato haulms.

Horse/mares tails no problem, easily got rid off on my plot paths with Verdone, use only on the paths not were vegetables are grown!

Alchemilla mollis, glad someone else dislikes this total pest/weed,sometime ago I mentioned mollis and grape hyacinths as pure weeds, the response was immediate and spiteful so look out!


New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:01



One properly grown Anemone Wild Swan plant? 


Ps BUT not from T&M!

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:22

Love a perfectionist, as for the gravel garden a waste of good gravel and space!

What's the next craze to look like!

New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:12


Tickle my tum, "YOU" should be banned sine die!


"IF" I ever form a government I will make you my Minister of Misinformation!


Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:11


At our gardening club we use Suttons to buy seeds etc in bulk at a good discount,year before last someone proposed that we use T&M instead, a few of the old ladies "exploded" and said " their seeds never germinate" so that was that as far as T&M were concerned!

Me I have now learned my lesson, I would buy nothing from them at any price, they are the pits!

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 11:37

I try not to use any of the  crap peat free  composts that is on sale now.

If you see what my neighbour put in his council recycling bin which eventually goes into the so called wonderful peat free composts sold, you would not buy them at any price!

He has Greenfingers dosing his large lawns regularly with all sorts of industrial chemicals with the cuttings going straight into the bin.

I said to him once about it, his reply was, not my problem son!

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 11:27


Should have mentioned, I only bought 2 Physocarpus shrubs,2 David Austin roses and 2 Acers thank goodness my garden has elastic sides!

The 2 physocarpus shrubs cost only £12.99 each, Lady in Red and Diablo, they were smashing plants for the money, unlike the Wild swan and Rozanne plugs from T&M which when I bought them were advertised at £9.99 per plug!

Like I said the Wild Swan kicked the bucket but the Rozanne eventually grew into fine plants!

The joys of gardening!

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 21:54

I ordered six Anemone Wild Swan from them, terrible plugs arrived but I did my best to save them and get them to grow on, but in the end they died the next season!

Had a moan on here, they did respond to say send the order number etc and they would look into it for me!

But I had lost all the details by then so had to pass up their offer!

So always keep the packaging or order numbers safe, just in case

As a treat I took my wife out yesterday naturally to visit garden centres, well where else, one was offering a lifetime guarantee on their perennial plants another one, 10 years, the only proviso was, keep your receipt! !

That is confidence that the plants will grow on on their part!


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 19:19



I also have Lilac Ice an offshoot of Rozanne, it has lots of buds but very few flowers so far!

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