Verdun


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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 

 

 

 

Type of hosta?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 12:17
WP, give it a few weeks or even until mid summer when it flowers, and it will be easier to ID

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:55

The "fifth richest country in the world" we are regularly told we are.  Yet we aren't looking after the sick and vulnerable 

i guess its something Lyn but not much is it?

Type of hosta?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 11:50

Blimey hosta, I can ID that hosta ...no problem at all . It is 

To dead head or not to

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:20

I deadhead for appearance only.  Not sure it is necessary.  

Can you have too many different plants?

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:18

Chloe, increasingly I think Monty should be appreciated for creating something new and far from being a "clever clogs" has been tactful, kind and helpful to a range of gardeners from a little bit scatty to the most serious. 

These small garden owners have invited Monty for his advice and opinions. 

Wilting lavender - help!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 19:07

Should be fine outside during the day now.  For a few nights ...say 4 or 5 ....bring indoors.  

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