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Brown Conifers

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:40

Steve, I think you should start again here 

yes, too small a pot and it dried out.

could I suggest a different conifer?  Taxus Standishii or any upright yew will cope better and it can be cut back without consequences.  A bigger pot....maybe not using mpc this time?....

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:30

all getting personal, isn't it!   

many have asked me to continue 


Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:06

Hollie Hock, as expected, your remarks were offensive...

Jinxy, well said.   

we are heading into a few weeks of increasingly nasty and dirty politics, increasingly hypocritical and deceitful politicians and increasingly passionate viewpoints.  No point in catering for delicate people taking offence, even on a garden forum......this referendum is about our safety, our population and our rights. Not about isolation or narrow-minded blinkered thinking.  No time for petty point scoring.  We will have to live with the outcome ....the youngsters and their families will we must get it right. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:25

Lyn, difficult right now but one day you will look back with pleasure and satisfaction how you treated your dad.  

Your kindness is obvious.  Your love for your dad is clear to him.  Lovely 

Bent fork tines

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:21

I used an old fork to make one of my fav tools, viz., a cultivator Andy.  Bent the tines 90 degrees.  

Agree with way to straighten prongs is with steel tube 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:18

Morning folks 

looks like being a nice day 

storm brewing to hit us overnight 

warmer next week 

gotta get through tonight first 

(do like these smilies ha ha )

being treated to late brekkie later........had an esrly brekkie to make room )

have good weekend folks 

Appalling Customer Service!

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:13

Suttons recently sent me poor quality plants as did Crocus.  

Never be afraid to complain.  Often a first response is poor but persevere.  Never yet have I not eventually received satisfaction 

seems to me many of the "big boys" have become complacent ...almost negligent....whereas the smaller suppliers have upped their game price wise and quakity wise.

there are some fantastic conscientious online suppliers out there 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:07

Well said Tetters indeed.    That may stick now 

Reminds me of the cricket commentaries when Jonners and the rest discussed cricket over their cakes and tea 

the cheating government leaflets will arrive next week.  If this had been a 100 metres race the govt would have been disqualified. 

Hopefully, people will see sense....taking everything into account........and vote to leave EU.  We will thrive and be safe 

Dampening off disease

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:04

Jinxy, they wont rot.  And I repot several times and plant deeper each time with a corresponding pinching out. Deny any buds or flowers too.  Try it for large, bushy sturdy long flowering plants 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 19:49

Steve, can you give us all the "correct" opposed to "incorrect" facts?    Clearly you know it all......or do you actually know as much as the rest of us?  Viz., nothing! 

What ever side is supported it cannot be denied that the issue is worrying for many of us.   


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