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Latest posts by Verdun

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 15:36

Make my own pizza too.......well, I choose my own toppings 

new Rhubarb

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:00

No Alan leave them be.  Tempting to pick but best to feed well again and not to pick until 2016.

Broken in the post!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:57

Oops!   Didn't take heed of the salvia (in the thread title) in question.  More haste less speed methinks!

rebecca,,why did you choose this particular plant?

however, please stand up for your rights as I originally outlined.  

Local trading standards, if anything like down here, is a pretty toothless body now.  Useless in a couple of personal instances including a scam involving a family member.  In this case my own determined persistence and effort paid off eventually. Trading Standards can advise but usually do nothing. 


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:09

Yviestevie, I have  Mollis Pallida flowering right now. ,lovely scent and it brightens up top of my garden.  Mine is in an open spot receiving good light and plenty of sun but dappled shade would be perfect. It's not a plant you would want to move again so if your recipient spot is very shady can you plant it elsewhere!  

Amanagawa has always been on my wish list but the perfect spot has never been available.  Must create a position for one.


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:00

Good to see you back Fairy.  The forum was lacking a bit of your magic 

Broken in the post!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 11:57

Morning Rebecca

take a photo.  

Contact supplier and describe the condition of your plants.  It is their responsibility to refund or replace. No doubt of that.  They are "unfit for purpose".....always a good phrase to include.  Their disclaimer is illegal.  The supplier will prob offer refund or replacement and likely not to ask you to return your plants.

you need to stand your hole will open up to swallow you so have no fears.


i would pot up those plants into 9cm pots and water well.  Keep them indoors in warm.

never yet have I not had replacement or refund from anyone.  

A few good threads here will advise about good suppliers 

if you feel,you aren't getting anywhere just add you are part of a garden forum and it features good and bad suppliers and that you will publish them.

good luck 



Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:59

Quiet morning but weatherman warns us to brace ourselves against some powerful winds on Wednesday.  Trees and structural damage very likely he said.  Hmmmmm!  

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:53

I would, under those circumstances, repot using a more stable pot and do it now.  A soil based compost will help with stability too

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:50

Happy birthday Runnybeak.....have a jolliferrous day 


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:15


people say I talk too loud and too much.  I talk too with my hands, I'm clumsy (I have a habit of knocking both people and things over so prob a disaster for tv).  However, I am passionate,'over passionate, so my enthusiasm would either encourage or bore any audience.  

But hey Woody I sense you would be pretty good at tv presenting.

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