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Latest posts by JIMMMY

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!






What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/12/2013 at 21:08



Re double hellebore's, they are a very poor second to singles, I bought my first lot from Ashwood which were singles and the second lot which included the doubles from Harvington.

 Hellebore's grow very strongly with me, I divide them using my grandads very sharp spade!  They seed all over the place, which i transplant into rows to grow on! though it takes between two years, if i'm lucky and three for them to flower and see if the colours are worth keeping as there is a lot of wishy washy pinky, lilacy colours, not worth keeping!

I sell them at the garden club,WI and a local market, the best selling colour is a deep purple, a lot of which turned up in  one years seedlings and I have grown and divided ever since!

I have some single and double whites out at the moment as well as a double pink which is not a great colour!


Can I say?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:50


There is a song "It Ain't what you do it's the way you do it" by Bananarama which could be changed for  "It not what you say but the way that you say it!"

Sometimes we all take things out of context, especially if some one posts about how they like some vegetable or flower plant and another person posts that they have tried it and it was useless or horrible, then it becomes personal and an insult when all it was was a different view point after all!

It pays to have a thick skin sometimes!


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