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Posted: 22/06/2013 at 13:19

Thanks for your replies.Not sure i agree with you totally there Verdun.They do have pretty flowers but yeah,why call them mock orange when the name itself suggests fragrance,hmm..  Anyway,I shall take note of the suggested scented ones and hunt them out.



Posted: 22/06/2013 at 11:53

I have a lovely Philadelphus that was planted years ago.I haven't a clue which one it is but the scent when it flowers is bliss.Thinking i'd like to smell that every time i came to the front door i bought a small Philadelphus which has now produced some lovely flowers..but they're not scented.

Can anyone advise?I'd love a scented one but i'm afraid i assumed they were all scented.Which one should i have got?


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Posted: 16/05/2013 at 14:15

From the encouragement i've had from you on here it's given me confidence to complain again so i've just sent a mail about the replacement trees being all but dead.

Fingers crossed!

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Posted: 16/05/2013 at 13:45

Unfortunately i've thrown out the box they came in so i couldn't send them back now.I'm disappointed as they were £15 each but,lesson learned.

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Posted: 16/05/2013 at 13:07

Just thought i'd update this post.

As suggested i wrote to the plant suppliers who apologised and sent two more plants.I was told to destroy the first two as they had vine weevils attacking the roots..

Unfortunately the plants they sent are awful.The leaves are brown and crisp at the edges and thats the ones that survived the journey,others are snapped off.

I'm putting it down to an unlucky buy,my first online plant shopping but also my last.I'd expected better from The Mail garden shop 

 Oh well...

Bees setting up home in my garden....

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 21:49

I had a colony of bees make their home in a large tub a couple of years ago.I have no idea what they were..must look out some photos i took... but from google images they looked like digger bees? We just left them to it and though we walked past them and disturbed them many times, they ignored us.

We're losing too many species of wildlife so Bagz,if at all possible,make it a no go area for a while.They'll soon be gone.

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Posted: 07/05/2013 at 21:36

Scarab beetle?? I feel a right numpty not knowing what a vine weevil looked like but Scarab beetles...? It's getting worse! I've not bought any plants online before and i don't think i ever will again!

Funny how the more you find out,the less you know...

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Posted: 07/05/2013 at 17:13

Just mailed the supplier.I'll wait to see what they say.

I'm really grateful for your help.I'd have just planted them out !

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Posted: 07/05/2013 at 16:52

 Yes it was two of these!!! I've never seen them before! Only one sapling had them.Is it doomed? 


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Posted: 07/05/2013 at 16:20

Thanks for that.I have to say i was a bit worried as one just looks like a stick with a little green shoot at the top and not much growth at the root.You can't prune them apparently so i wondered about side growth...  It's looking better now i've repotted and watered it.It had a few little white grubs that looked like woodlouse larvae?? so the birds had them and now it's sitting resting until planting out time.

I think half the fun is watching your plants grow Bookertoo.Couldn't afford mature trees even if i wanted!


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