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jersey plants

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:50

If I do need to buy plaug plants, which has been rare, but I always buy from Jersey Plants, I love their tiny plugs to bring on and never had a problem. Usually a few spares as well.

I ordered from another company once and the plants came direct from Jersey plants so I assume they supply for other companies.

I always think it better to write politely to complain, they dont respond very well to sarcasm, threats or anything else nasty, probably why I have no qualms with ordering from them or J. Parkers. A nice email always gets a better response.

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:29

You will have to be very techi minded, the site wont let you post a photo.

Its so easy on a tablet, with the camera you have to put it on the computer first, instant on the tablet.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:26
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Matty!  That's brilliant news!  Fantastic


Has anyone contacted Daniel about the Squashed Tomato when we try to post a pic?

There is some text about the tech team underneath the Squashed Tomato, but I don't get the whole picture, just a bit of it. 

I had the same Dove, you just the search box sized window with half a squashed tomato.

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:24

Gina, I inherited one like that, it was so pot bound the bottom leaves were gone it was almost a lollypop.

I dug a really deep hole, mixed in some compost planted it right down deep, chopped a foot off the top, that was this time last year, because I didnt hold out much hope for it, I planted it on our road side verge, this is it this year. Its made all that growth in the year. You have to be bold and take the plunge with some things, this one paid off.

Well I would have put thd picture on if the site hadnt chucked the squashed tomato at me. I will try later.


how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:00

Sounds like Wonky needs a work party Dove, dont go only armed with muck, you have to take the forks and shovels as well. 

Please let me in!

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 10:37

I see hosta's home from his wekend break!

I love the pheasants but there are really too many, they nest in the garden so I dont like disturbing them, they terrify my wimpish cat, they eat all the bird food and this year you cant put a pins point between them in the field.

I dont think they have the shoots like they used too.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 00:31

Unfortunately plants grow best in a bit of peat.

I read somewhere that gardeners are not responsible for the bulk of the peat use.

Plant ID's

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 00:28

The first one looks like Alchemilla Mollis, if it is, beware it spreads  everwhere! dont know the second.

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 00:24

Here is a link to where I bought mine, I did go through ebay for the laurels but have since bought hedging and trees direct. I can really recommend this company, super plants! 

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 00:20

If you need a really quick growing evergreen hedge and dont want anything special, go for laurel. Got mine from ebay, came from a grower in Scotland, so very hardy,  about 2ft or so tall bare roots. Plant the 18inches to 2ft  apart. You probably wont get them now until the autumn as thats the time bare root plants go in.

They need no special treatment, can easily be kept to a good shape and size, just keep nipping the tops so they thicken at the bottom. They grow in any soil, need no feeding.

Dont ever think of buying them at 6ft to save time, it doesnt work unless you are prepared to cut them in half on planting.

Of course, a nice mixed native hedging would be far better! 

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