Latest posts by JIMMMY

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:44


What people post about some of these companies must be "very" true, or else they would be suing the posters, or worse getting the posts removed from this site !

Ps,  They could always threaten, "We will not advertise in your Magazine again"!

gardener's world

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 21:43


The way Monty and co waffled on for half an hour without saying anything interesting, they could easily fill four half hour programmes with ease!.

Ps   I have just been talking to an elderly neighbour who was at the show on Thursday, he said it was good, expensive to go in and the food and plant prices were extortionate!

gardener's world

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 14:14


Yes I too I thought the programme was a huge disappointment.

All this talk about garden design is not what I want to see or listen about, me I want to see "SHOW" plants especially new one!

That designer who no doubt flown in at enormous expense was in my eyes a total waste of space!

The only problem is when you go to buy anything new or different the response is, it is all sold out, what when I have arrived early on the first day to get plants that are new or different!

You can get  lots of ordinary varieties of ordinary plants at get expense but then I can buy them locally, with the proviso that they will be replaced if they fail to grow!

GW and the BBC could have titillated us with a programme from Malvern every evening whilst the show was on!

Am I seeing things?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 13:58


If this is the new forum site it is mind blowing, I though I was seeing things through an LSD mist!

If it aint bust, don't mend it!


Thompson & Morgan - damaged plants received

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 21:36


I see that Crocus has surfaced again, I only used them once in 2013, bought almost £80 worth of Echinaceas  from them, they were total crap all of them, all sodden plants and all dead, not one plant survived!

I had to keep after them fore a refund, i finally gave up after three different reluctant refunds, I just about broke even from them!

Never again, but it is frustrating when someone on here posts how marvellous they are when my experience was horrendous!


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 20:40


My understanding of it is ,that the EU committee recommended banning it, but it was up to each individual country if they wanted to do so or not !

It is not being banned for commercial or farm use at the minute!

The commercial stuff is about 4 times stronger than the coloured water we have to pay a fortune for!

Knowing our lot they will ban it and rigorously enforce the ban with a lot of jobsworths, while our continental cousins will also ban it but never get around to removing it, as it will be on sale openly!

the weed called marestail or horsetail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 20:19

Plot next to mine was badly invested with it 4 years ago along the boundary fence along with blackberry and raspberry plants!

The plot holder told me she was having an organic and wildlife plot, she had three little raised beds which she planted I know not what as nothing ever got to grow as they were soon overgrown by weeds, as for wildlife another plot holder  trapped rats and rabbits on it, as she had given up after her first season!

As the mares tails were coming many metres into my plot I sprayed her side with "VERDONE"  more than once,and where it poked through my soil I wrapped it with a verdone soaked rag placed inside a pop bottle with the base cut out!

Last year the brambles and raspberry canes were burned and there was not any sign of mares tails in my plot or along the boundary!

Verdone "must" not be used on soil used for the cultivation of veggies, so if used do not cultivate any there!

If you want to get rid of it,use verdone and ignore the so called no chemicals in my space brigade!


Monty - just saying......

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:41


Re the two dogs I think the following about Mike and Bernie Winters  is apt!

An oft-quoted story told of Bernie following his brother on stage at the notorious Glasgow Empire, to be greeted by a voice from the stalls: “Good Gawd, there’s two of them!”.

Animals like holiday photographs are a personal think and should be kept that way!

What was that root veg from yesterdays Gardeners World?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:07


The reason that these so called heritage veggies etc went out of general cultivation was that either they were tasteless, disease ridden,poor croppers or were generally useless and not worth growing!

But you always get a lot of Corporal Jones, out of step to every one else, or Little Jack Horners  who say look how clever I am, GW would be better to show how to grow veggies that people, especially kids will actually eat and enjoy!

EU bans glyphosate

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 20:15

I work in the research department of a large chemical etc company!

I amongst others do the actual physical testing for the senior research scientists where the results are meant to match the experiment not the experiment match the results!

As with all experiments things do not always go as expected and they then pretend that was what they wanted, especially when we tell them that was not what we had been told to achieve!

When they chance their arm and try to pass it off to their bosses as successful the hob nail boots come into operation, ,dented reputation for them, back to work for us again,those above them are not easily fooled!

Do i believe someone whose title is "Scientist". most certainly not always, look no further than the evil mad scientist who had for his own reason condemned MMR vaccine,and the harm that did!


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