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Latest posts by JIMMMY

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 22:05

 Hi Verdun,

Talking about the so called "blue" hosta's, I have both Blue Wedgwood and Canadian Blue, not of which in spite of pictures in catalogues shown are "blue" and the snails just love them!


Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:30

Hello Charley,

I find that it is snails not slugs that are after my hosta's and they go for certain varieties and leave others alone.

I put down a "few" slug pellets every few day and check for them at night as well!

White Feather is very good in the spring with me and then the leaves change to a lightish green colour!

A few years ago I got  three Fire Island, magnificent they were for a few months then they rotted in their pots one after another, even when I use a fungus spray and also turned the pots on their side and kept the soil on the dry side!

Have never seen them since, do any of you grow them and if so how have they done?



Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:06


cabbage root fly

vine weevil grubs

carrot root fly

Why have all the good plants pests that are only detected when they have almost completed their dirty work?

Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 16:12


Yes! Brumbull would like to see and try that method!

I am bothered badly with vine weevil on the roots of heucheras, they eat the roots up to soil level, only the tops remain sometimes!


Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 15:19


As above, I have an old leaflet and it says one teaspoon to each gallon of water!

I also read some where that it was not as before which was phenol based, the recipe had been changed!

Forget the old chestnut that if you use a single drop you will kill half the wildlife on the planet, i use it on cabbages and caulies to try and keep root fly away, around the chicken house and to clean out the budgie cages, none of these have kicked the bucket yet!



I've ordered my new greenhouse ๐Ÿ˜„

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:59



Good for you, I hope it is enormous!

Now you can grow plants you could only dream off!

Best of luck!

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:56

Smashing and interesting programmes to watch on a dark winters evening!

Me, I'm never going to plant a tropical garden, as for a rockery, stumpery or a water feature, have you seen the price of a small price of stone, £2.99 in our local garden centres, and you would get jailed if you were to take any from the sea shore!

As for a stumpery totally impractical and impossible for me, a bit like Monty's, use of the term one third leaf mould when making his own compost! 

But roll on spring, have been in the garden and allotment clearing up!

What perennials are ลทou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 21:20

Hi Verdun,

I have a Var Day lily bought because it was different, called Kwanso about 4 seasons ago. it has not been a great grower, as it throws up pure cream leaves which wither away.

It does not flower very well either!

As for the green leaved varieties they grow like weeds for me, but they are difficult to pot up to sell  at the plant sales, so I have given up trying!


Gardening Clubs

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 20:43

Our gardening club used to have just short of 140 members, but this is now down to the high 80's1

The problem is that there is not many young ones, mainly elderly  ladies and unfortunately the elderly pass on and are not replaced!

I/we bring free seeds such as from Garden News, also garden mags etc which are free to take or a small donation is acceptable, also we have a plant sale in May which members provide free plants which are sold for club funds!

Members can also bring plants for sale, a 10% fee is charged on any sales which also goes to the club, these are offered at the end of the meeting and if any male happens to get in the way of the "ladies"trying to be first, tough luck, they make the St Trinians lot look like proper young ladies!

tree stumps

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 20:23
andy pandy wrote (see)

how can I kill a large tree stump please!


The kids and their pals having finished school today have just been watching "Shane", believe it or not in the film  Alan Ladd and Van Heflin removed a large tree stump with brute force and ignorance!

Didn't think about it until I read your post, but I expect it will not be of help to you!






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