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How does one recover from having a garden wrecked by cowboy gardners?

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:52

Maybe talk to,some neighbours to see of they know of someone.

I have seen so many cowboy gardeners....at least the mess they leave behind.  One was supposedly a head gardener who pruned a forsythia in early spring. these people think gardening is so simple that anyone can do it.....they plant the wrong plants in the wrong places, prune at the wrong time, etc and charge extortionate sums for their efforts.  I have seen gardens ruined.  And people in distress at what remains of their gardens.  

Alstromarea

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:18

For me alstromerias are very hardy and in flower for months.  It is mild here so maybe not the best to advise but.........

. Although they die down in winter they are susceptible to spring frosts.  Then they will be set back.  I would certainly overwinter in coldframe.  Leave it amd forget it until the spring.  Harden it off gradually then but get it back under cover if frost is forecast.  

Siting alstromerias is important.  They have a dormant period in late summer where they die down after flowering.  This leaves a big...according to size of alstromeria....gap in the border.  I have moved mine behind a miscamthus and dahlia, for example, so that the gap in the border is disguised. ( My alstromerias flowered from late April to mid August )

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:04

Been good weather here today.  I stink  may dof smoke.......had a bonfire today.  Love bonfires 

So good to see Fairygirl posting again.  Not the same without her comments.  

Dove.....dove from above ?  Big fan of Reeves and Mortimer too.  So silly!  Just my thing.

Camera corner is tempting me to get a new camera yet I'm tempted by iPad Air that I will be looking at tomorrow.  I've just been told it will be easier to post pictures on the new iPad.  My desktop is slow.  Do I replace that?  Do I get laptop?    Maybe father Christmas will bring me something nice......I am a great believer in him having seen him as a young boy

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 08:27

Brrrrrrrr   

Help!!!!

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 08:22

Pauline, I think you will have to reseed in spring.  But not such a big issue and the grass will germinate quickly and grow away fast then.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 08:18

Hello FORKERS and a jolly good morning to one and all 

Sunny but bit chilly.  No frost but temps down to 7 here but colder further east

Have a good day folks 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:58

I sometimes see the odd adder on the Towans leading to the beach.  Not my favourite creature at all    Did get very close to one....3' away....trying to test, by banging my foot on the ground, if they do react to vibration and move away.  Scarily, they keep still and begin their aggressive hiss when almost upon them.  So....you could easily step on them.       Take their picture ?  Hmmmm!  

NAME N SHAME

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:09

Reading the posts today made made me think we should name and shame those companies that shortchange us.  If its true we can do this.  

On the garden front I have had poor service from T & M, Gardening Express and one or two advertisers.  However, I have had either money refunded or satisfactory replacements, albeit after repeated complaints.  

 

Online Ordering

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:56

Well done MACAVITYTHECAT, 

Perseverence pays off.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:51

Donut know if I deserved it Dove 

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