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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 15:26

Hear Hear! Name and shame and warn other genuine customers to steer clear. It is only in this way that disreputable sellers can be 'outed'. It is also quite difficult to make a claim through Paypal if a plant fails to flourish after 45 days from purchase. Many garden centres now give a 5 yr guarantee against failure on hardy perennials


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 13:01

As far as I am aware Andy, no vent is made to the dimensions of your window pane and yes, you will need to have it cut down to accommodate a louvre vent. Either buy a separate piece of greenhouse glazing, which greenhouse suppliers will stock as standard, and save your large piece to make a cold frame lid or take it to a glazier and have it cut to size.


Talkback: Horseflies

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 07:02

Its instant hospital for me if I get stung by a wasp but they do actually play quite an important role in the garden in that they will eat a lot of the garden pests that damage our plants. As long as I know where they are and I steer well clear we have an uneasy truce! Mind you I did take exception to them 'eating' my shed door whilst they were foraging for wood for their nest.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 06:57

What you could do is to get a smallish stone and fasten the bottoms of the plant stems to it with an elastic band or string. This will act as a replacement weight for the lead band they came with and hold the plants at the bottom until they take root. Even if they just stay on the surface they will come to no harm whatsoever as Waterbutts commented.

please ID this plant??

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 11:47

I agree with Alan. Its a perfect plant for a wild flower garden and will happily seed itself all over the place.

plant name

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 11:08

I thought at first that it might be himalayan balsam until you described the flowers as growing up the stem. Is it at all possible to take a picture of the flowers?


ID Pond Plant please

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 22:39

I'm so glad you got it identified correctly Alan9 I do have this in my pond but it is the lilac variety - didn't know it also came in white!

Happy gardening


ID Pond Plant please

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:01

Hi Alan

The plant you have in your pond is called Cabomba.

Invasion!!!! Already frustrated!!!!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 12:54

I have noticed that both slugs and snails seem to be attracted to the seed mix bird food I put out. They even climb the bird tables to get to it as well as eating .the ground feed I put down. This seems to be an environmentally friendly way to lure the horrors to a pit trap sunk into the ground with a cover in the form of a piece of slate or stone sat a reasonable height above the entrance to keep out rain. I haven't tried it myself but it may work. Any beasties trapped can then be disposed of.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 13:12

Sorry - I meant Photinia and not Robinia - my senior moment!

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