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J Parkers let down

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 14:40

Lyn, why then are so, so many disatisfied?  

Parkers do need to up their game on the plants department.  Instead of bare root or plug plants that often die or sulk or at least wont flower for 2 years I get bigger stuff at not much greater cost.   

Plugs of annuals are different...these will grow fast and flower all summer but even then there are better suppliers, e.g. brookside 

Folks, don't accept inferior products

Should i remove or leave young growth on bareroot rose

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 12:12

Ah!  I would cut all the soft wispy stuff leaving the woody stems C3k 

J Parkers let down

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 11:56

Full credit to Parkers for this.  

For me your bulbs are excellent....currently expecting 3rd bulb order this spring....but your plants not so good. 

Festuca glauca Intense Blue

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 11:52

Celia,,is it in a gh?  Another reason for it turning green.

Agree, it is definitely a hot sun subject for light free draining soil.  With the brighter,,lighter conditions it will soon regain its blue colour.

in a pot I would mix in some perlite too 

foxglove illumination

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 11:47

It survived a couple of winters for me but the whole plant was disappointing.  I just thnk it has biennial in its genes, not perennial. The "ordinary" everyday foxgloves are far better.  Had several white last year that flowered for much of the early/mid summer 

RIP Cliff Michelmore & Paul Daniels

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 11:43

Respect to both 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 07:52

Morning folks 

brilliantly sunny....a fantastic day to come 

Marguerite seeds, Argyranthemum frutescens

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 21:03

Cuttings for me too....easy.  The plants are usually perennial down here but best fresh every year.   Why do seeds when you can take cuttings? 

Lamprocampnos Spectabilis 'Alba' (Dicentra)

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 19:15

Their reputation for hating their brittle roots disturbed is unfounded as far as I am concerned.  They divide and regrow very quickly so I have a few white as well as pink varieties

Yes one and the same Fairy 

Birthday thread

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 18:18

Ive bumped it up Lyn 

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