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Latest posts by JIMMMY

"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:29

I have had total rubbish from T & M , VanMeuwen (sister company of T&M) and J Parker that I would have nothing to do with any of them again!

GC go to REVIEW CENTRE type in Thompson and Morgan sign up and post of your experience!

They will respond to you, more than they do to e-mails.

I had a problem with Anemone Wild Swan plants I got from T&M, they all died!

No reply to e-mails but when I posted on Review Centre I got an immediate reply which was to let them know the order number and they would replace them!

Unfortunately I had not kept it so had to forgo their offer!

So always keep your invoice and order numbers for ever as necessary!

Anyway good luck, just keep after them until they respond positively!

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:30


In my job, research, if you make a coc-up you are treated to the hobnailed boot with the steel toecaps treatment, anywhere from size 6 for a minor hit right up to size 13 for a whopper!

BUT! I would have hated being put under the pressure the contestants were put under, I would never have entered!

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:25



Thanks Edd, hope to have a look sometime!



The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 10:33

Liked Wednesday nights programme, because of the visit "to one of the largest nurseries in the country" where the plants not only looked magnificent but the range looked so much better than in local GCs was the highlight for me!

Has anyone on here any idea where it might be and is it only for the trade or is anyone welcome!




Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:38


Have you grown Fire Island?

Have had no success with it, even had replacement plants and they have kicked the bucket as well.

Was told about Designer genes, have bought it though very few growers seem to have any stock of it at the moment!


Anyone a winner?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:21



Finally have won something

Just got word that I have won a"Westland Aftercut Even flo Spreader" not bad!

Ps I also have just bought one, so I can double up!

Don't forget "Westland" are wonderful as far as I am concerned!

......the good guys

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 19:54
Pottie Pam   Hello Pam.   Last year the manager of a local owned garden centre gave a talk at our garden club meeting.   They have a five year guarantee  no questions asked on trees, shrubs etc and said they very seldom got anyone coming back to said their plants etc had died!   He said he would rather have a satisfied customer who came back for more than to have someone dissatisfied with their plants!   I do buy from them some things are dearer and some cheaper than mail order but much better quality and you get to choose what plants you want!

Alstroemeria Seeds

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:04

Saved and sowed seeds 3 years ago from a nice flowered plant, good germination and the plants grew on, most flowered last year, they were like peas in a pod, all washed out pinky white coloured flowers, so they went into the compost heap!

......the good guys

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:24

Crocus/Telegraph absolutely terrible, plants should never have been sent out completely sodden compost and plants dead,and then they make excuses and want me to wait for some time to see if they were alive!

Then they refunded me the cost in dribs and drabs!

As for Parkers plants dried out and dead, same story re refund, again paid back in dribs and drabs also!


Both should be reported to the RSPP (Royal Society for the Protection for Plants!)


Total waste of time effort and money, as I do not want to have to report plants not up to scratch,just that they are perfectly acceptable!


Free Council Compost

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 20:10

Re Heating up composts!

Some time ago at our gardening club,the speakers car broke down on the way, so one of the members nipped home and brought some vhs tapes about Central TV gardening shows which he had taped, there was a TV and player already in the hall!

As far as I can remember the presenters were Howard ??, Clay Jones and Arthur Billet.

Part of the programme was about composting with Arthur the main man, he said never put any seeding plants in the compost bin as it never got hot enough to kill the seeds!

He explained he had been a research scientist at some government station and done experiments over the years and no matter what materials they used they were unable to get the heaps hot enough and there was always seedlings with the end product!

As far as the council official are concerned about the heaps beening hot enough, like politicians they speak with forked tongues!

The two programmes that was shown were very good as were the presenters!



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Autumn Cauli's

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Anemone Wild Swan

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Grafted Tomato Plants!

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