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have you

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:37

No, I love them, the only place I ever buy from.  They are cheap and you need to give them TLC but with a garden the size of mine, I dont mind doing that,  

There is a thread called 'The good guys' that is about  all mail order companies. Goods and bads, personally i dont have a problem with parkers but some do.

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 11:13
Daintiness wrote (see)

Three tubers in each basket that cost me nothing but reward me with a good show with a long flowering period every year. 

I agree with you there, cramming in loads looks good before they grow to full potential, then they stop growing, better to give then

 space for the start, i have only 8 in mine. My daughter says i put too many in!

would anyone know what this is please.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 23:37


Looked on internet, it is an embryo of the Stinkhorn fungus.

would anyone know what this is please.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:15

Oh hel!! What a plonker...

 The water around it is just where i washed the soil off, I have dug up some empty shells, very soft, you know when a chicken lays a soft shell egg? its not brown, thats just soil, its pure white. its still sitting where i left it, jelly still there.

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:04

They are hard work, i grow all my plants from seeds and cuttings, never buy anything, so its hard work from start to finish, but i love it.


......the good guys

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 18:50

I bought 2 bare root shrubs/trees from Parkers sale in spring 2012, (i actually bought loads more, only ever buy the sale stuff)


Already they are both 5ft tall. An Amelanchier and an acer





Advice about magnolias needed.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 18:40

Try the Stellata. Much smaller than the others.

Crocks in Pots - A Waste of Time ?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 18:27

 My 90 year old dad says 'yeah, yeah, seen em come seen em go' 

They will change it next year.

I always thought my baskets and tubs were very good, think what i could acheive without crocks,


Help making feed for plants

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 18:12

Too much nitrogen will make nice green bushy plants but if you want them to flower you need to use high potash content.


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 18:03

Pam, i would start a new topic re your camelia because this one is headed Dandelions and some people may not bother to look.

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