Verdun


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Mail Order "A Lottery"? number 2

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:28

Always complain if you are genuinely disatisfied.  If you are happy them don't 

i have purchased plenty of plugs...mainly for other people.  All were bigger and better than those pictured.  replacements, of a much higher quality were sent so choice is yours.  however, plugs will grow fast right now 

p.s. addition to the replacement plugs....the replacements have outgrown the complained-about ones    As I say, your choice 

 

Newbie help please :)

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:20

Your choisya looks ok...just gone through a wet winter.  It will be fine . Lovely shrub with fantastic fragrance in the spring and early summer.  And it will grow quickly.

how about grasses like festuca...blue evergreen....or bowles golden grass in front of your choisya?  Uncinias have maroon foliage.  Carex testacea has copper olive evergreen foliage.  Heucheras will look good with womderful foliage.  Brunnera Hadspen Cream is an evergreen with beautiful foliage and forger me not blue flowers?   For an annual floriferous affecf how about the New Guinea hybrid impatiens?

To cascade how about lithodora...blue summed flowers on evergreen foliage or helianthemums, the sun roses,,with colour all summer?  Or hardy geraniums like Rozanne?    

Mail Order "A Lottery"? number 2

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:10

Oooooo, you sound angry  now aym.   Eeek ! 

Mulching with Bark

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:05

Couple of things aym.....my own perspective so......

grass mowings rob nitrogen quicker than anything else, go very slimey and smelly and  make the border very weedy.  Once did this on my veg patch and the grass weeds that resulted were a pain 

not bonemeal either ...you need at least a balanced fertiliser or a straight nitrogen fertiliser added. Bonemeal is best as a long duration in the hole fertiliser....not a fertiliser I rate highly anyway for a variety of reasons.

i don't think your grass mulch with harm your bamboos...they are so vigorous 

Mail Order "A Lottery"? number 2

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:51

Principle aym .  I complain about everything if there is a fault whatever the cost 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:49

Sorry Tetley.  But you is a girl cos I can tell you is 

Mulching with Bark

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:47

Spot on Philippa about mulch and slugs etc.  That is the big downside to bark mulches esp the large size chips.  

8000, that is a good suggestion about local bark supplies.  

aym, mulch will not give you nitrogen for first year....they actually "rob" the soil of nitrogen initially so you will need to add sulphate of ammonia to your mulch or a general fertiliser 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:39

Well said Lyn

Hope all is well with your dad..  If you have posted news elsewhere I apologise 

Mail Order "A Lottery"? number 2

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:37

Let us know what feedback you get Roy   

Always complain....you didnt shortchange them on the money so they shouldnt shortchange you on the product.  

Aym, at least complain.  

There really are many brilliant online suppliers .....the only way to up the standard of others is to complain 

 

Buying trees online versus in the local garden centre

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:15

A bit late now dominoman to buy online trees.  I would buy locally if you must buy now 

online is great for buying in the dormant season and you will save a lot of money 

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