Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 08:20

Morning folks . Later rising to have my monthly shower 

feeling little chillier in the wind but increasing blue sky and sun...looking good.  Looks like we will be having the best of the weather today in west Cornwall.  I think that's only fair 

 

LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 22:49

Certainly not when wet but I agree, autumn is best 

LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 21:34

Not if its as wet as pinkpeony says it is 

wait until it is drier.  

LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 21:03

Well, bit late as you have prob had it done pinkpeony 

i would have postponed it 

Teasing roots

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:43

Ah GD, always thought Monty did tease roots out....perhaps I missed that 

for most everything, even tiny plugs, I tease roots out.  Obviously for plugs the teasing is slight....removal of tea bags is sufficient....but some plants need more drastic root tugging as with kniphofias that have thick roots.

i water generously to make up for it at potting time 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:33

Its very clear Runny's connection with the EU.  A topic for elsewhere but care for anybody here should never be compromised as it is now. 

Plant names

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 19:02

Hello and welcome blaxkbird7 

I think there is a gaura called Rosie.  

Could you use a plant with something like Dad's favourite or with any reference to dad or pa?  

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:56

Beautiful day today.......a couple of very brief showers but almost totally sunny and dey.

eventually, after another phone call to them, Crocus got back to me re my disappointment with an order from them.

Took me 3 phone calls...the last demanding immediate attention.... and 4 emails including a photo of the tiniest plug of Salvia Embers Wish they sent me.

i have a full refund but not impressed with the Crocus customer care team.  when pressed as to why they supply such tiny plants for an inflated price I was told their supply comes from B & Q.  I interrupted her at this point because this surprised me.  Clearly then B & Q will be selling these and probably as bigger and cheaper plants.

should really add Crocus to good/bad guys thread but they ...eventually....resolved the issue.

Not a company I will deal with again though....better value out there 

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:43

Trouble is we dont realise they are in those "tea bags" when we buy bigger plants 

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:25

let's let the suppliers and growers of plants know we are fed up with their plug plant nets. 


frequently I am seeing these root restricting nets in bigger plants that are not thriving as they should do.  Growers/suppliers may claim they biodegrade and don't hamper growth but they DO. 

whenever I see them I remove these nets but often when repotted before sale they cannot be seen.  

sure, they are easier for growers when potting but for is, the consumers, they produce poorer plants.  Roots do not grow well and often produce dry small root systems.  I find nets in large potted plants and definitely think plants struggle and die prematurely because of them. 

Say NO to netting 

 

 

 

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