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jersey plant direct

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 21:39

Have used them quite a few times and apart from one year when the plants did not turn up, and they were quite shirty when I contacted them, but apart from then they have always been delivered in good time and good quality plants!

About who owns them on their website it says,Jersey Choice is the parent company of Jersey Plants Direct, but that is not to say the big bad wolf could be T&M (worse luck).

Can anyone tell me if this will grow in Great Britain? I saw loads of it in Spa

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 21:27

I know it as Setcreasea but I think it has had a name change to Tradescantia pallida I

It grows outside ok in the summertime but has to be kept indoors or in the GH overwinter!

There used to be lots of it growing along the seaside resorts along the south coast!

Talkback: Field horsetail

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 20:17

Have had trouble of lots and lots of mares/horse tails coming into my plot from the one next door, which has not been cultivated for years!

Luckily it has only got as far as the path dividing our plots and not into the growing area!

I sprayed it with  gypsophate which had little or no effect, but last year I tried Verdone extra and it worked a treat no more showing through the remaining  part of the year!

I also covered some after spraying with black plant pots with a brick on top, this killed them even quicker!!

But they have returned again this year, though not so many, I have just sprayed them again this week, so hopefully this will weaken them further as they go so deep as if trying to reach Aussie land!!

One strong word of caution Verdone contains Clopyralid which should not be used on land that is for growing vegetables as it gives them a taste and makes them inedible!


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:46


This was supposed to be the year of the slug an snail, so far they have not been much trouble either in the garden or allotment!

I have both a cat and a dog and use slug pellets,sparingly, neither the cat or dog bothers with them!


That new roundup gel

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:40


Earlier in the year we had at our gardening club as speaker the plant manager from a local garden centre, his talk was the good guys and the bad guys of garden products!

And the worst performing in his estimation was roundup gel (probably the old lot) but he said it just rolled off the shelves!

And Jack's magic was his favourite compost, the one they used in their nursery for potting!


Flame throwers

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:45


If you are to use paraffin it will cost a fortune and not very efficient except on tinder dry weeds, I know as I had the lend of one last year!

Get out the chemicals, much more efficient and not incinerating every thing in  the weeds!

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 22:14


Hello BillDB,

I had 3 decent sized plants last autumn planted in different parts of the garden,

I covered all off them over with a pane of glass placed on bricks, all survived the winter as this spring they started into growth, but then all kicked the bucket, they seem to have a death wish!

I had got them from Hayloft and they had already replaced the first lot I had got from them, those never made any attempt to grow on from plugs, I spoke to Hayloft and they admitted they were difficult to grow!

To cap it all, this week I have been digging out massive plants of the ordinary pink and white anemones that have got Houttuynia Chameleon growing through them which is a real thug, have been spraying the tops of  (HUT) since last summer without success so the border has had to be cleared for now!

If only Wild Swan would make the effort to grow like the ordinary ones!


Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:49

Do you want a Bob Geldof lookalike, foul mouthed and finger up to the plebs, not me!

If they cannot show respect and be properly dressed on the most prestigious garden show of the year they should not be on presenting!

If they had been presented to her majesty would they have turned up in their best wellies, I think not!

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:57

Watched the first prog yesterday, that woman waffled on and on without saying anything, how she got the job well!

As others have said so far too little showing the flowers and plants, maybe when Carol gets her chance we will be we will be titillated, but please camera men, linger slightly longer over the flowers and plants and give us some names to note down!

As for the Chatsworth plot just a jumble of rocks, how the judges even considered it is beyond me, and to give it best in show, they have to be joking!

And BBC Chelsea is supposed to be about plants, flowers and trees etc, not presenters trying to be smart and funny, well it just doesn't work give us the plants!


"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:29

I have had total rubbish from T & M , VanMeuwen (sister company of T&M) and J Parker that I would have nothing to do with any of them again!

GC go to REVIEW CENTRE type in Thompson and Morgan sign up and post of your experience!

They will respond to you, more than they do to e-mails.

I had a problem with Anemone Wild Swan plants I got from T&M, they all died!

No reply to e-mails but when I posted on Review Centre I got an immediate reply which was to let them know the order number and they would replace them!

Unfortunately I had not kept it so had to forgo their offer!

So always keep your invoice and order numbers for ever as necessary!

Anyway good luck, just keep after them until they respond positively!

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