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Appalling Customer Service!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 08:01

Well done AWB. 

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 07:58

Gardenjeannie..I is so shocked.  You swore at me.  And you were my favourite girl here too 

I guess my ENVY is for those who can grow great roses and Japanese acers.  I grow a couple of jap maples  but could not hope to grow those yellow and orange foliage varieties.

Also of those who have a stream at the bottom of their gardens.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 07:49

Blue sky, lots of sunshine, lovely.....but, bit of a wind. ,however, it's supposed to be a "warm" wind.  Looks amd feels fantastic. 

Promised to look,over a friend's garden this morn.....but lots to do here.  Maybe I'll get some donuts cos I'll be hungry....well, long gap between brekkie amd lunch 

Have lovely weekend folks 

 

Surviving Geraniums

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 23:48

Take cuttings of pelargoniums now from healthy parts of the plant.....using a high percentage of perlite.  Removing all leaves will emsure cuttimgs will be pest free.  Fuschias are just as easy.....I take them in autumn but also from new plants in spring and they soon make decent plants this year.

To revive old pelargoniums, after taking those cuttings, cut hard back and remove any blackened rotten stems to healthy tissue.  Water sparingly at first then feed when growth commences.  I think a general insecticspray contact spray on plant, compost amd pot after cutting back will help eradicate pests

tropical

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 23:34

Cannas, hedychiums and Phormiums .....beautiful colours with exotic looking flowers......and agapanthus.  Other crocosmias too....some new hybrids around now....and some of the agastaches like black Adder with blue black flowers on tall erect stems look exotic all summer.  

Appalling Customer Service!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 23:25

Jim, 

Very frustrating.  I would ask,for prepaid return label and get my money back.  however, before that comtact the mamager and describe your package from them, say ??ou have mentioned them here (chris bowers has been on this site I think) and how you feel about their service to date.

Let us know how you get on Jim

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:49

Looking good there fairy.....used a bit of magic I think 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:46

KEF, but I am always right, don't forget    .........sometimes!  

Have to agree.....it's a friendly comfortable forum with nice people 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:42

Fairygirl.....quite correct.  I grow Camelias in my neutral soil too....Rhodos, azaleas,,pieris etc go in containers of ericaceous soil.  However, althought they tolerate a certain amount of lime they prefer it acid.  Did an experiment 2 years ago.....2 Camelias side by side in the ground....one in a pot of ericaceous soil and the other in ericaceous enriched garden soil.  They both look fantastic right now but the potted one is bigger.....that could, and prob is, be down to variety.

Saw the Camelias in Lidl....they do look very good but they will need to be hardened off before going outside. Of course 

Cant believe today's weather......everyone seemed to be smiling too 

Promised a friend I'll check on her garden tomorrow.....rather be in my own tho 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 16:15

Beautiful day....17 degrees in the garden at 2 pm.  Sunny since early morn 

Cut back osteospermums, fuschias, and others to continue the tidy up.  

Everything drying up at last.

Will check up on numerous plants under polythene Tom .....hopefully they have all survived 

 

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