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Woodgreen wonderboy

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National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 10:20

I love the gardens at Malmsbury where the "Naked" gardeners created a wonderful garden in the shadow of the old cathedral. Called "Abbey House".

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 17:34

There have been regular complaints about T&M over the years I have been on here. I once ordered coreopsis only to end up with 50 lavenders instead, substituted when they failed to meet my order. That's two crimes. Failure to anticipate the demand, and then sending something not even vaguely suitable instead.

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 15:19

Hello T&M, still not good enough, until at least your line manager comes on here and gives us practical solutions to our complaints and problems. No more apologies please ... just solutions.

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:16

Hello Natalie, When I suffered poor service from T&M about 10 years ago this was the excuse trotted out then. It is not acceptable to quote you are busy. It is up to you to have sufficient resources to cope. 

If I suggested that your advertising should say..." if we are busy we warn you now that we will keep you waiting"  you would think me stupid. However this is effectively what we are experiencing. 

I wish I had a free packet of seeds for every time I have been told that "we are experiencing an unexpected level of business..." Basically you are under-resourced to satisfy our needs. 

Boycott Thomson and morgan

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 07:39

I have not used them in years since a similar example of very poor service. Finally asked for a full refund and got one.

Shame, because I think they once did have a good reputation.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 06:48

I wouldn't be without it. Especially on here or reading on-line newspapers. 

How much stone to remove.

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 22:39

OK to remove some big chunks, but sifting not necessary. Focus on improving the soil with your compost. No need to hump stone unnecessarily. 

Weeds ?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 22:37

Bindweed. Lift the tuber carefully and change the compost. There's still time.

Acer.. Japanese 🍁 in need of help

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 22:35

They are very prone to this, and it is usually when they get dry, often caused by wind drying the leaves faster than they can draw up water.

The beauty of a maple is largely down to its shape, and its finely cut leaves. If you are losing leaves and having to cut back dead branches too, you may want to rethink whether they are the right plant. I no longer bother with them for this reason.

How much stone to remove.

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 22:29

Unless you have a particularly stony garden I wouldn't remove any. Adding compost will have the effect of reducing the proportion of stone. Stone aids drainage.

What is your stone problem?

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

"The Blues"

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Pittosporum from seed

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Frikartii Monch

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When should I plant Phlox

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Overwintering Gazanias

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Gardening quiz

Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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Pesky flies!

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Talkback: How to harvest sweetcorn

They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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Camassias from seed

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Where can I buy moss in Hampshire

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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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Gaillardia death

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Encouraging young gardeners

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