Latest posts by JIMMMY

Plastic containers

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 21:16


The base material, polymer chip costs them very little, our company sells scrap chip by the tonne and there can be on occasions a lot of it, it used to be about £1.50 per kilogram though I don't know what it costs them now!

Netlon used to take all they could get when I was actually taking an interest, some one else has that responsibly now!


In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:00

Here are the EUs own breakdown of UKs payments for being a member!

Pays in       £18billion per year

Rebate        £5billion (Mrs T)

Actual cost   £13billion per year

We get back £4billion paid to farmers and poorer regions of UK

So it costs £55 million per day, less the rebate to be a member!


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 11:52

Should have said It cost £12 per 20litres



Ps How do I do an edit in my posting?




Posted: 25/02/2016 at 21:52

I have stopped heating my greenhouse because of the cost of paraffin sold locally.

It used to cost £12 from a small local garage that was connected to a local transport company, then they closed the garage down, as it was starting to cost them too much money!

 Now it is sold pre packed from £7.99 to £9.99 for 4 litres, it is cheaper to replace any tender plants that I have not moved into the garage over winter than to heat the greenhouse!

Thank goodness for global warming, it was 25.5 degrees Fahrenheit night before last in it, 40.6 tonight though!

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 20:41


I wear those cotton gloves with the dimples on, a present from a mate who works in  a milk bottling plant.

Also my wife bought me Waitroses garden bergamot and jasmine hand cream, it is excellent!

Cannot go around with rough hands, can I?


Thompson & Morgan

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 22:00

Customer Care Agent

 That was a nice quick answer, as a few years ago I had a serious problem with Anemone Wild swan plugs and some other plants, and had a problem with getting any sort of answer from T &M!   There must have been a lot of people employed in customer services for in the end when they finally answered it was by people with lots of different Christian names!   After many correspondences I finally got reimbursed and called it a day!   Ps don't mention T & Ms name at our gardening club, some of the older ladies go ga-ga!

Thompson & Morgan

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:38


If it is plants or anything else living give them a miss, in my experience their plants are useless!

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:36



Last year I planted some Amistrad out side our church, which a lot of people admired ,"AND" took cuttings off!

I trimmed them down slightly in December  to make them more manageable, well I was at a meeting there this morning and had a quick look, some of them have minute shoot on their stems, so they are still alive!


Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 20:16



It one of the herbaceous salvias, my soil is heavy clay, each year they die right back but shoot from the bottom each spring!

This year as I had not cut them right back, I scratched a couple of the stems and there was still green showing!

Mind you it has not been a really hard winter here, so far!

The other thing I do is take lots of cuttings of it just in case, and as it is one of the fastest growers it soon make good sized bushes!

The others such as Hot lips etc also grown outside have not had a single causality this year or other years when left outside in the ground or in pots, so they must be pretty hardy!

Jeyes fluid

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 10:42


Total rubbish, my dad has used it for years, in his aviary and to clean up after the cat and dog, and most of the birds die of old age, and the cat is a grey beard at the moment!

It is safe in the hands of a normal person, only a fool would drink it, our enemies in the EC would ban water if they were able, as people actually drown in it!

Ps we do use it on plants and to clean pot and trays as well!


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