Latest posts by JIMMMY


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 15:29


Depends where you live,broad leaved ones are more tender than slim leaved ones, they do not like cold wet winters in clay soil even with loads of sand added, so I grow mine in tubs!

Once they get established they do expand quickly for me and I soon get multiple flower heads, though they are the devil to get out off the tubs to divide, I just chop them through with a sharp spade and tub them up again!

Blooms GC have lots in tubs with multiple flower heads at the moment, ONLY £89.99  per tub and they are not even very pretty flowers at that!

Anyway good luck!

Slug Pellets and Cats?

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 21:38


I have both a cat and a dog and use some slug pellets, the effective ones!

Neither the cat or the dog show any interest in them!

They should only be scattered at SIX pellets to the square yard, no more!

On the other hand,there was a post on here some time ago from some vet who said, that every week he /she had lovely cats dying in their arms that had been poisoned by slug pellets as there was no cure!

But then there are always some who swear they were abducted by aliens and everyone else is out of step who disbelieves them!


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 19:17


And watch out for American grey aphids, I have had a lot this year, sneaky things, but I have managed them by spraying insecticide!

Water Propagator

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 17:26
Sophie17 says:

Google "hydropod cuttings propagator" and you'll find it 

See original post

Many thanks, had already googled mist propagators etc with out success, but had never heard of hydropod!




Water Propagator

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:22



Anyone know the makers of the propagator that was demonstrated on GW tonight by Jonathan Hogarth to propagate hostas!

Neither my Dad nor myself have ever seen anything like it it looked very interesting.

Many thanks


Mislabelled Lily bulbs at Wilko

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 21:50


A couple of seasons ago, bought 6 packs of Salome daffs from them, a real bargain I thought, poor me!

They all turned out to be a small miserable pale yellow cup variety, total waste of money!

As I had not kept neither the packaging or receipt I did not complain!

This was not the first time with them that I have not got what I bought,and they never are better than they should be, always inferior!

Geraniums from Thompson &Morgan

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 15:47

I have just seen my reply to a post about T&M,

We have a wonderful forum on here before some lot of ?????????? decides to change things  and now posting on the forum is a total shambles, that is if you can find what post you are looking for!


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Geraniums from Thompson &Morgan

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 15:42

 You've not been here long have you?  There are entire threads devoted to T&M 


Totally agree anyone who buys plants from them deserves what they get!

AND it is no use saying they replace any plants not up to standard ,

I for one would just like the plants sent out to be of an acceptable standard in the first place!

I personally hate having to complain when it is their incompetence in sending out rubbish that is only fit for the compost bin!

Ps, Don't even consider ordering Anemone Wild Swan from them, I did so when it first came out, after waiting from one year till the next, 5 miserable little plugs with  dead brown roots arrived, naturally they died!  I reported and they replaced with the same type of plugs which also failed to grow!

Gave up and put it down to experience and am also wiser, I think!    

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:20


With the exception of the yellow leaves and red stem ones, which appear to have a death wish, most of the time,most of the other I have appear to thrive on neglect!

With the exception of some riddled garden compost sprinkled over them just as the leaves appear, they are pretty much left to their own devices!

Any in pots do get watered from time to time, though not  in the present monsoon season!

Ps I have no idea the names of most planted in the garden, I just enjoy them, that is if I can stop my wife nicking the leaves for flower arranging!

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:23


Nah!, just after the article about the straight bananas and straight cucumbers, nobody would believe that crap, now would they!

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