Latest posts by JIMMMY

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

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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!



Posted: 25/05/2016 at 21:33
fidgetbones says:

The red lupins look like "Morello cherry"

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 Cheers Fidget not forgetting Lantana!

Have googled suppliers, and guess what, the only name that came up was T & M, wouldn't order from that lot, delivery would be in November, plants half dead and they wouldn't respond to e-mails when informed about the rubbish they had sent out!

Ps, this is my angry young man mode!


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 21:53


can anyone please name for me the lovely red lupins that the likely lads keep obstructing?


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!

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!

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