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GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 13:46

gardeningfantic I have been in touch with gardeners world to inform them what has happened. I doubt anything will be done 'tho. I emailed mr. f twice but have heard nothing since the generic replies.

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 19:19

gardeningfantic I got mine the other day and some of them were mouldy too. I emailed to complain and recieved a generic reply saying my email had been logged but have'nt heard anything since.

I've had unresolved problems with them before.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 07:51

Thanks Obelixx.

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 07:50

No they were'nt for England and Wales only Blairs.

I got an email this morning to say mine have been dispatched.

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:26

Has anyone received their tulips yet?

Can I repot my Acer now?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:53

I bought one in November last year. It was Acer Palmatum but I don't know more than that. It was in a 2ltr pot and I planted it within a week of getting it, into a good sized 4ltr pot with some home made leaf mould added to the compost. It has done great and settled into it's new home well.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:33

Patrevili Ginglygangly I empathise, I had real bother getting mine out a month or so ago. I did manage it with great difficulty. One got divided into 4 but it was with brute force and not an easy job. I had to use a shovel, knife and forks in the end. I won't leave it as long next time. They really need dividing every 3 years or so I think.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:28

Obelixx I have a Paniculata Grandiflora bought this year. Is it pruned back in springtime?

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:26

I grow autumn sown sweetpea every year and have done for years. I leave them outside all winter long, let most of them germinate outside and never see the inside of a growhouse or coldframe. Mine grow below the windowledge or on the windowledge where the rain that we have so much of, does'nt tend to flood them.

They can easily withstand frosts although not prolonged frosts. I've only ever lost them once and that was the year the frost lasted for 3 weeks or so at one time. I lost them then because I was away from home and they could'nt thaw out enough to water.

In my humble opinion sweetpea sown in autumn make much stronger and healthier plants than those sown in late winter or early spring, although I do sow then as well to prolong the season and just because I can.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:18

I've been growing the dwarf buddlea Buzz for the past few 4 years of so. I cut it back by about a third at this time of year to stop it rocking in any winter winds and right down in springtime. Mine has thrived for me. I've got it growing in a large pot and this way I've managed to keep it at a manageable size.

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