Latest posts by JIMMMY

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!

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 12:22


Dare I say " scaremongering"?


For all my faults one thing I don't do is scaremongering!

Three weekends ago in the weekend Telegraphs gardening section there was quite a long article about slugs and snails, it was all there!


How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 21:29


With me it is the dark green and blue leaves ones that are attacked the most,the lighter coloured ones have escaped very lightly this year!

They have left White Feather and Designer Genes pretty much alone so far, but I do use slug pellets to keep the blighters in check!

As at the moment as we are still in the EU, it is Verboten to chop up slugs or snails, dip them in salt, drown them in weak beer  or any other home made way to get rid of them.

The good news is that the EU fully approves of blue slug pellets, not much else they have not removed from amateur use!


Vinegar as a weedkiller

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:44

Ps I have just noticed my reply above, the lot who redesigned this forum, must also come from Bristol!

PPS, what ever happened to Bristol shape and fashion!

Vinegar as a weedkiller

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:41
jabsy says:

I may be wrong but didn't Bristol council recently use vinegar as a weed killer, which caused a lot of complaints about the smell?  But if the council decided to use it then it must be effective

See original post

That lot would do anything to annoy the local residents or motorists, BUT they didn't help themselves, as they voted in Ferguson as mayor, serves them right!

Ps I'm surprised that the EU didn't object as vinegar is not on it's accredited list of weed killers!


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