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Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 15:56

Aym, as someone who always avoided Ebay,  I dipped my toe into the waters last year.  As Richard said, many of the english nurseries are top class.  Whenever products were poor I complained immediately and goods replaced or money refunded...usually I gained something. .  I had an order from ebay this week, prompt delivery and excellent quality.  Another due next week and I am confident it will be good.

as with everything be diligent and sensible online 

Taylors for me are superb.    Only ordered twice but each time a quality product in perfect condition.  

I do think,,before we publish any names on the forum, we should refer any complaints asap to the Company.  Some of the very best suppliers fall short at times and it is how they respond that really counts. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:45

Planted out alliums and tulips (ex pots) and potted on again herbaceous perennials.  Bonariensis,,lupins, argyranthemums and delphiniums have had their 3 rd or 4th repotting to occupy 3 litre pots.  Growing so fast now.

local nursery boss rang me to remind me she is open now.  A tour around her new plants is in the offing 

lovely warm sunny day...will cut grass later...but a wet few days are looming 


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:34

Tee hee hee Tetley 


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:32


Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:30

panicum Shenandoah is superb for late summer red foliage.  

Nobody mentioning hordeum jubatum....a short lived perennial much like Tennuissima but fuller flowered  with subtle purple, pink and cream hues in the flowers.  Like a rainbow.....wonderful grass and fits the desired criteria, viz., knee to waist height 

don't know of any miscanthus that grows to a maximum waist height 

for a delightful knee high late summer display combine Pennesetum Villosum with Imperata Red Baron 


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:21

another sunny warm day  it is dazzling me . Oh, for a drop of rain . It is so boring.  Had to come in cos I was getting hot . and there are 6 months of hot summer to get through yet 

Front garden ideas?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:17

Andy Fire and Ice is a lovely hosta for and white.  Check it out.  


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:15

Keep trying Cassie....spread the word 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:12

No chocolate until Sunday Punkdoc....patience 

(i know where my egg is and I am so tempted )

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:09

But I like the piccies Bookertoo 

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