WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN MAY 2020


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DrMike27

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I don’t want to pat myself on the back too much, but I think I got this sunflower thing down.
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Wifey’s wild flowers are looking lovely
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safflowers starting to bloom
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zucchini growing pretty big finally
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pumpkins (pie) sprouting from being straight in the Phoenix soil (with some amendments)
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And got my first watermelon!
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Not so much Looking Good, but, "looking better."

We wanted an Acer Palmatum Taylor in May last year.
I rang around all the local garden centres, but none had any.
So I went on line and eventually found a plant supplier which had one. "You Garden."

There was an illustration on their web site, I've just gone on there now, they are still showing the same photo.

The leaves are actually a mixture of pink, white and green.

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What we received for £29.99 plus postage, was this.

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I was none too pleased, so I e-mailed them to say so and they gave me a full refund including postage, the same day I complained.


It was very lop-sided.

But as it was now a "free" plant I've percevered with it.

I gave it a new pot which cost as much, so I expected it to pay me back.

It didn't do much last year and didn't look too well a month ago, but has recovered.

It's now "in training," to adopt a more balanced form. The three canes are holding the branches more or less where I want them. In a few months the canes won't be necessary. It doesn't photograph well in bright sunlight wherever I put it.

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The moral of this story, is "Don't stand for it."

These firms probably don't get that many complaints, so are happy to accept responsibility, as they know the quality of their plants don't always live up to the photos.
 
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These firms probably don't get that many complaints, so are happy to accept responsibility, as they know the quality of their plants don't always live up to the photos.
We bought a patio apricot tree from Thompson and Morgan which was great. So we thought that we'd buy another, when it came it looked like a peach tree that we didn't want,but we kept it and tried it out but it wasn't a good fruit, anyway they sent a replacement with no trouble but it was still a peach tree but not as good condition. They sent another tree but still a peach but even worse condition, so we had our money back. They never gave us any bother at any stage, we didn't keep the trees because they would get peach leaf curl.
 

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