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Really pretty..love your paint colour!

4 Sep, 2016

 

Thank you ?

4 Sep, 2016

 

You're welcome! And a big welcome to GOY! :)

4 Sep, 2016

 

Ahhh that's nice, thank you. ? It's great!
I'm a bit of a novice at this gardening lark, but am learning quick! Lol

4 Sep, 2016

 

I like your formalistic design. Its neat and has a cute almost 'Aice In Wonderland' feel to it. :)

4 Sep, 2016

 

Ahhh thank you?
It is a longish and narrow garden, so I tried to
Make it look as wide as I could.
I've just planted lots of clematis, jasmine, and honeysuckle in theborders this weekend. So hopefully next year there will be more colour in it. I also ordered some primula vialii plug plants on line, but they all arrived dead and badly squashed, so will have to source some more, but not from online companies as I don't want to chance it again.

4 Sep, 2016

 

Hmm..they can be hit and miss, but I've never had a bad result from Crocus, taylorsclematis, or other specialist nurseries. Its usually the seed merchants like Parkers, Mr Fothergills, thomson-morgan etc. That have disappointed me. I've had mixed success with Sarah Raven but would risk it again from her website. Hayloft, the same...a bit inconsistent. You'll probably find that if you want something specific you ususally have to rely on the websites. Having said that, its always worth asking your local nursery. Mine in Arbroath is brilliant at getting things for me. I recenty asked them for an Abies koreana and a week later they called me and I got the first pick of six. It was 3' tall and cost me £12! Would have been £30 from an online specialist. :)

5 Sep, 2016

 

Funny you should say that as it was jparkers that I ordered
From. I really was very disappointed with them, so won't use them again. I think I will look up the others you mentioned and give them a try then. Thanks ?

5 Sep, 2016

 

You're welcome...this site is great for sharing experiences, good and bad. :)

5 Sep, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

You should Tell Parker's they almost alway send another lot cannot guarantee they would be any better and they won't ask for the old ones returned so you have nothing to lose

5 Sep, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

I see my comments above are redundant personally if as you say you are fairly new to growing i would I would give Vialii a miss for a while it is not the most straightforward plant to grow as it is loved by slugs and snails.If you want primula go for yellow and red Polyanthus they look good and smell wonderful over many weeks in late winter and spring,homebase usually have good ones 6 to a tray but they may not be in yet.

5 Sep, 2016

 

Hi bjs, thanks for your advice ?.
Jparkers have refunded me now. I will certainly look out for the plants you mentioned, as slugs have proved to be a real problem in my garden. I grew some runner beans in pots along with some cucumber plants and they munched the lot of them. About the only things that survived were my strawberry plants and Tomatoe plants!

5 Sep, 2016

 

Good point Brian..i've never been able to keep P.viallii either.

5 Sep, 2016

 

I am really p....off with Parkers. Have got an order outstanding with them from 2 months ago, keep phoning them to ask when coming, another 2 weeks, another couple of weeks, etc, etc!!

20 Nov, 2016

 

Siris, That's not what you expect is it, maybe don't use them again after your order finally turns up. (Hopefully it does).
I havnt ordered from then since when I ordered some primula vialii Plants that turned up dead and squashed, (although on saying that, they did refund me afterwards) .

Hope your order doesn't turn up in a poor condition too. And fingers crossed it does actually turn up as well! ?

21 Nov, 2016

 

I used them once before, about 8 years ago, vowed not again, should have learned, but wanted particular plants. Much better to visit a local nursery. Welcome to Goy, by the way. MaggieW.

21 Nov, 2016

 

Thank you siris ?

21 Nov, 2016

 

Just arrived, today, Worth the wait, so much better quality than my first experience. Potted them up because my ground is now cold and waterlogged.

23 Nov, 2016

 

That's good siris! Let me know how the plants get on ! ?

23 Nov, 2016

 

Welcome to GOY from one of the originals, some of us have been on here since 2009!! so join the fun!!

15 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks dotty. I've a little catching up to do then. Lol. ?

15 Mar, 2017

 

lol...☺☺☺

16 Mar, 2017

 

I like your stone path. I may "borrow" your idea for my own garden.

10 Apr, 2017

 

Aaaahh thank you Bathgate. ? They are actually stones in the shape/form of old fashioned English coins. Quite effective if not a little out of line though! Lol
What part of your garden were you thinking of putting a path in?

11 Apr, 2017

 

I'd like to add a stone path from the driveway to the patio, to keep my shoes dry & clean. I have several other "do it yourself" home projects on my priority list - not enough hours in the day.

13 Apr, 2017

 

I know that feeling too well unfortunately Bathgate. Lol?

13 Apr, 2017

 

The idea of Coins is very unique. Must be a real conversation starter.

13 Apr, 2017

 

You only seem to realise they are coins as you walk on them. The grass hides them alittle. People do seem to like them though. They always ask where I bought them from, but they weren't expensive really, just from wyevales!
( sorry, that's just a local garden center near me). Lol.

13 Apr, 2017

 

That's very clever - something you don't see everyday & something to be discovered. People love that & could jump start their own creative ideas.

13 Apr, 2017

 

Why thankyou very much Bathgate although me "clever"........ that's definetly a first! Lol. ??

14 Apr, 2017



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