Latest posts by JIMMMY

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 10:31


Verdun, mine have been behaving  exactly like yours, I always sell some at the garden club and WI meetings, but not this year, poor flowering and some are just emerging now through the soil!

Have 5 slate grey ones that are just now starting to flower and attracting the honey bees!



Posted: 25/03/2016 at 22:23



I would say you are asking for trouble, there is no life or air  in sub soil, nothing will grow and you probably would have to remove it at a later date!


During the winter storms a very large beech tree in the "lords" estate blew over, the surface roots just snapped!

When I had a look there appeared to be  no roots penetrating the sub soil, just large surface roots spread over a wide area!



T & M seed offer

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 01:09


Had a look just to see as T&M not very reliable, sure enough it was buy five get the cheapest free!


Some firms never change!

......the good guys

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 16:00

Chryths Direct

Bought a collection of John Wingfield Chryths (10), really excellent young plants, well packed and delivered when they said they would be!

Geranium rozanne

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 20:55

My Rozanne in tubs have just peeped through the soil, I had a quick  poke in the soil of those planted in the border, big fat buds just below the surface.

Not a lot of perennials are showing any sign of life yet, still a bit early in the season for most!


Keep the faith!

Plastic containers

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 21:16


The base material, polymer chip costs them very little, our company sells scrap chip by the tonne and there can be on occasions a lot of it, it used to be about £1.50 per kilogram though I don't know what it costs them now!

Netlon used to take all they could get when I was actually taking an interest, some one else has that responsibly now!


In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:00

Here are the EUs own breakdown of UKs payments for being a member!

Pays in       £18billion per year

Rebate        £5billion (Mrs T)

Actual cost   £13billion per year

We get back £4billion paid to farmers and poorer regions of UK

So it costs £55 million per day, less the rebate to be a member!


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 11:52

Should have said It cost £12 per 20litres



Ps How do I do an edit in my posting?




Posted: 25/02/2016 at 21:52

I have stopped heating my greenhouse because of the cost of paraffin sold locally.

It used to cost £12 from a small local garage that was connected to a local transport company, then they closed the garage down, as it was starting to cost them too much money!

 Now it is sold pre packed from £7.99 to £9.99 for 4 litres, it is cheaper to replace any tender plants that I have not moved into the garage over winter than to heat the greenhouse!

Thank goodness for global warming, it was 25.5 degrees Fahrenheit night before last in it, 40.6 tonight though!

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 20:41


I wear those cotton gloves with the dimples on, a present from a mate who works in  a milk bottling plant.

Also my wife bought me Waitroses garden bergamot and jasmine hand cream, it is excellent!

Cannot go around with rough hands, can I?


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