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Could anyone please tell me what this plant is called?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:49

Best out of the pot Helen, they grow big roots.

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 17:11

This was a post of mine last year

Hope it works, the next pics are ones I pruned yesterday, did the same with them last year and the last pic shows them just before yesterdays pruning so you see how they will grow if you would only cut them down.


 None of them have ever been fed only on planting, they grow in any soil in any situation, if you would just be bold, you could have a lovely hedge there.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 08:48

Looks like something else our resident Proff doesnt know about.

That £2.000.00 a year to buy letters after name seems a bit of a waste of money.

Is it only me ??

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 22:52

I have those in half baskets and dont like them, I found the best way round it was to line them with compost sacks, black side out, cut slots for the lower plants over the windows.. they hold the water much better like that. There is a water chamber at the bottom so they stay moist, but I did find it drained out of those big window holes.

jersey plants

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:33

Not sure about that, but they may supply them, its much warmer in Jersey so they may well grow the seeds, but I was under the impression they were a family run outfit and were independant.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:13

I do the same as Obi...I never feed anything planted out in the garden other than a few chicken pellets and lots of compost to soften up the soil. But I do feed tubs and baskets.

Take no notice of Mike Allen, Maureen, he can be very rude as you will find out.

I think telling you to go and do your homework is bordering on extreme rudeness.

Please feel free to ask any questions you like, thats how we all learn, by other peoples experiences.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:54
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Err not sure Beaus, but mind your fingers!!


Beaus Mum wrote (see)

Yes def looks like it's gonna be a good day today 

quick question, what is the thing called that you put on top of a post then bang it in with sledge hammer please? 

A piece of wood usually does the trick or you can hire a propper post rammer.

My little Astrantias are turning into gorgeous little plants, thank you for the seeds you sent me.

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.

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