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is it safe to put seedlings into window boxes yet?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 19:02
If you have 'spare' plants you could always join up with this lot www.guerrillagardening.org and do some guerrilla gardening !!!

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 18:12
GC wish I had been in the B&Q! Brilliant! Have posted a question to Adam too to see if GW can assist...

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 18:09
Adam - there seems to be quite a negative feeling amongst gardeners that superstore bought compost (B&Q'S, Wickes etc) is not fit for purpose. (see problem solving forum for example) When you look deeper online there a whole range of forums highlighting this but with little positive feedback from the stores themselves (despite people losing 100's of seedlings). Is this something you have come across and is there anything GW can do to help influence or even highlight this issue?

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 16:22
Good idea but don't worry too much about collating all the forums as I think once you flag this GW one as one among many they will have tools to quickly find the rest ( I know this because I work in this area! Boring I know ) even better if Adam or Kate or someone from GW can somehow endorse that this is indeed an issue that will provide added weight.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 13:25
The best way to get them to listen is to contact their press dept / PR team especially as this is an issue appearing on various forums. They will not want their reputations online to be affected - especially Which - and often track this kind of negative conversation. I would suggest a call to the press team of both, mentioning that this is an ongoing, negative conversation amongst gardeners. Contact details available on the press section of both companies' websites... An idea but could work....good luck!

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 13:08
Thanks for your advice - am definitely going to try the microwave trick. Plus, on the positive side be a)happy it's this type of grass and not couch grass and b) glad Ian not mad for imagining there is link between the two!

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 12:17
We have a bird feeder station tucked into the corner of one of our beds. I fill this with peanuts, fat balls and BIRD SEED. In the surrounding area underneath a type of grass has started growing in the bed. I assumed it was dreaded couch grass but this is very different, growing from a kind of kernel. I mentioned it to someone else who said the same thing had happened in their garden forcing them to move their feeder onto the lawn. Has anyone else noticed the same thing associated to bird seed?

Your gardenersworld.com wishlist

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 12:10
I think some flash polling could be a nice little enhancement to the site - of the single question yes / no variety - as would give a flavour of what is affecting the gardeners. I.e. is couch grass a problem in your garden? Just an idea..!

Pound shop plants- any success stories?

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 18:22
It's really interesting to hear everyone's feedback. On balance it would appear that the overriding view is that inexpensive plants bought from supermarkets / pound shops can be great value- if you are prepared to put a bit of work in. Living in Surrey / London where in most average nurseries a plant will set you back on average 4.99 - 8.99 this is great news! I will continue rummage!

Pound shop plants- any success stories?

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 19:46
Sounds like mixed success - I will keep you posted on my little rose... Keep your fingers crossed!
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