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preksha patel

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T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 09:48

Thank you Patrevlil.

I will do just as you say.

Have a good weekend

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:48

i cannot go and edit my talk back rant

T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:38

I have recently joined the gardens world and have been amazed by the postage only to pay plant offer  from T&M via the Gardener World Magazine offer.

I must say I really disappointed with the quality of the plant received through this offer. What a waste of postage?

First I sent for the lavender. Which are not showing a good growth? Over half of the plants have now died.

Then I went for the perennial offer-when I got the plants through the post one line of plants were dead and few others look to be dead. 

and last one was the hardy climber and guess what only two looks to be good. is this just me having a bad luck or anyone else is having problem with it too. I ahve sent an email to T&M and i have yet to get a response.

I follow the nstruction as printed and gave them water repotted in bigger pot and yet nothing is helping.

Rant over



Bargain corner plants

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:50

Good Sunny morning to you all

I bought some african violet and pensies last year 50p for whole tray.  I planted it out after few days od TLC and it started flowering after 2 weeks and this years it has gown even bigger. the boarder looks so colourful. i am off again to B&Q this morning to see if anymore to buy for next year or the cover the toher side of the boarder.

Happy gardening

Black flies/Aphids on my very tall cherry tree

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 08:00

My cherry tree as tall as my house and i can see the top of the tree and on side of the tree leaves are all curled up. initially i thouht this is due to being hot temp as this tree is in south facing garden.  I only noticed that it was black aphids, when my neigbour plant just under the plant looked the same. and my heart just sank.  OMG these aphids can destroyed my entire garden. is there anyway i can deal with this. i can spray the plants in my pots. i.e wisteria,clemits, roses, tomotoes etc.. I donot want tocut this tree down. and each day i am noticing that the are working there way down from top of the trees.

Please advise.



Apple tree peeling its bark

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 16:32

We have a mature apple tree in our garden (not sure how old) but trunk is fairly hugh... We had a really good crop of apple in 2011, last year it had flowers and when we had a late frost it killed it all and this year not a single  flower or leaf has came out. Instead the bark of the apple tree is peeling and it is showing red coloue where the bark has peeled off.

I am sure this is now dead apple tree biut can anyone tell me what went wrong? Can i plant a wisteria underneath and used the tree as its climbing frame? or there is problem wiht the soil??

Many thank




Posted: 02/06/2013 at 16:27

When you say garlic wash. means garlic to be boiled and use the water when it is cool....

I have tried garlic peel for ghents in my house plant and it has worked the treat....



Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:18

i have had a the same problem my cabbage, brocolli and lettuce have all gone. iven put salt granules arounf the plant and that did not deter them either..

What to do with dead flowers/Tulips/Daffodils

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 08:12

Hi I am  new to gardening as well. My Tulips bulb were bought from DIY store and had a very big flowers and they are not the normal tulip you see in fields of Holland. I planted them in a pot. the flowers are now died do i need to feed the plant and follow as per above to feed them. and at what point shall i dig it out of the pot for storage for next year..

Many thanks

Pear tree

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:24


My pear tree did not have any fruits last year was it due to whole tree leaves were covers in oranage spots? If so what treatment i can do to assist the tree to be healty again?

Also my apple tree did nor bear any fruits either last year.  The year before it was full of apples.


Many thank



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Discussions started by preksha patel

T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Quality of the plants received 
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Last Post: 01/10/2013 at 16:11

Black flies/Aphids on my very tall cherry tree

Cherry tree infestated with black aphids 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 08:18

Apple tree peeling its bark

problem with my apple tree 
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Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 21:18

Pear tree

orange spots on pear tree leaf 
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Last Post: 01/04/2013 at 17:55
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