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Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:29

How can people not be addicted to hellebores?  I have so many varieties all screaming class amd colour.  Yours look good Stacey.  

Sorry,,orchid lady.   

Ordered two more heleniums....el dorado and Chelsea.  Getting quite a collection now   So tempting to buy even more.

At the foodbank we have invited the Samaritans to "be there" for those who might need them. I think it's a good move cos help other than food is often required 



Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:06

Is it your birthday Orchid Lady?  

Oh, I read  misread your earlier post.....happy, happy and I read it as happy birthday.   Silleeeee me 

Sycamore seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:35

Got sycamores at bottom of my garden too.  No problem in lawns at all so don't worry about that.  I guess sycamores will take over the world one day   They are easy seedlings to remove though.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 11:27

Always communicate politely with people. 

Because they did not reply to my first enquiry I enquired again ...politely.  Their reply was a formal copy of their terms with the added info that if I paid an extra £5 my order would be dispatched immediately.  

As I occasionally advise on the forum, I informed them their conduct would be referred to on the forum. (no forum name).  My order was dispatched immediately.

 A day later I received email from the management warning me that any bad comment would be acted upon by their legal department.  My reply was that I was shocked and angry by this threat amd would consider what I would or would not say here.  Had I been abusive, etc I would have understood their threat.  However all is as I have said.

My exchange of emails will be shown if necessary.  

Not a nice experience


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 08:26

Didn't know quite where to put this.

Had a parcel delivered from Allwoods earlier this week.  They have warned me fheir solicitors will be monitoring what I say about them here.  

Plants ordered in early feb had not arrived so I queried why.....I had expected plug plants to arrive within one to three weeks because their delivery info indicated this if ordered before March.  On checking the status of my order I found it was declared "ready for dispatch or processing" (therefore could not  cancel) yet I was told it would be another two or three weeks but felt it could be longer.  I believe what I have stated is true so hope a solicitor's letter from Allwoods will not arrive.

The quality of plugs received was good albeit small. 

Suffice to say I found their service and attitude (a legal threat was made twice) to me was not what I am used to (ordering plants  is usually a pleasant experience) and I will not order from them again.

This week I have taken delivery of plants from Caths Garden plants and from Paddocks plants.  Delivery and service was excellent .....plamts arrived by overnight courier and correspondence was prompt and friendly

Any correspondence from Allwoods will be noted here.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 07:47

Morning folks 

Wanted to prepare....rake, fertilise level etc..... veg patch today but showers are forecast so will assess little bit later. 


Leather Jackets

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:47

Yes, nematodes applied next September will control those feeding in the soil then.  

Leather Jackets

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:13

Mollis, for now there is not a lot you can do.

In September you can use nematodes to control leather jackets to prevef this happening next year.

For now just brush up those grubs and dispose of them

Are these some kind of daisy?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 21:19

Edd, green tulips, green hellebores including Corsicus, green envy echinacea but what about green coleus?  I had some fantastically coloured green ones last year. 


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 20:18

Edd, what a wonderful job you do with the fell rescue team.  Loads of respect 

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