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Message from Richard Jackson…

Use my Garden Advice Centre to answer your gardening questions and pick up all kinds of tips, from planting techniques to growing vegetables and protecting your garden from pests and diseases. You'll also find advice from other gardening experts.

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101 Comments

  1. Rose Johnson January 31, 2009 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I am planning a new garden, I moved to Scotlnd from Bristol last year and was unable to do much with the garden last year. I did manage to get some bulbs into the ground for the spring but I hope to make a real effort this summer. I already have some orders in for plants and I am looking for to watching your shows for many more plants and hints and tips for starting a new garden.

  2. Eric Pearson February 19, 2009 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    Good morning Richard,
    I recently purchased the giant Newbiscus TSV. On the planting instructions it tells me to ‘plant so the top of the roots are just 2-3cm (1-1.5inches) below the soil surface’. Does this mean that I have to leave the ‘hard’ stem above the soil or bury it below also (is this called roots or is it from where the new growth will shoot?) I have taken a photo if you need to see it.
    Many thanks,
    Eric.

  3. chris sexton February 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Richard, Do you ever come up north to any gardening events would love to meet you.

  4. Vicki March 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I have just received my White Dove plant and whilst in my garden centre buying some Orchid compost, the lady service me said that Orchids should be planted in clear glass pots? I have never heard of this and wondered if you would advise?
    Thank you

  5. Charlotte Grounsell March 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Last year we purchased the tomatoes when they were the TSV. I did see that the Tomazing and Tomarvellous were back on advanced orders last week but when I tried to order them yesterday was told that they were out of stock with no date set to be back in stock … any idea when they might be available to purchase? We had the most fantastic crop last year and are very keen to achieve the same this year …

  6. Sue March 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I have received BH PEM COLL- HOSTAS,but there were no planting instructions. Could you please advise me on how to plant then etc.
    Many Thanks
    Sue

  7. Joanne Dabreo March 22, 2009 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    I recieved the tsv – giant newbiscus in feb and have planted and done everything according to instructions but as yet there is no sign of any growth, not one shoot on any of the plants, have i done somwthing wrong???

  8. Trish B March 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I think you are very knowledgeable and love your shows. Please help with a problem.
    I have 2 pet rabbits who have free range in the garden and have eaten most of the plants I have bought from QVC! (They must have been good!!) Can you recommend any plants that aren’t poisonous, but that the Bunnies don’t like nibbling? Many thanks.
    Trish

  9. Lorraine Sheppard March 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I would like to plant a Laburnum Tree in a half Barrel pot as a memorial to my dad. What variety would you recommend and what type of soil would be best? I would like Golden Showers if this is suitable.Where would you recommend I purchase from please?I would very much appreciate your advice. thanks Lorraine Sheppard

  10. Irene Wakeman March 25, 2009 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    Last autumn I purchased Golden Bells daffodils, I had sent an email regarding them as there were no sign of any buds in March
    Now there is just 1 TINY flower am I rushing them too much yet?
    Regards
    Irene Wakeman

  11. sheila mills March 26, 2009 at 2:27 am -  Reply

    hi richard, last year i brought the tomato t.s.v during the season i gave away pounds of fruit to my friends and family. the taste took me back to my childhood pinching ripe tomatos from dads greenhouse. will you be selling tomato plants this year ?

  12. Gareth W March 31, 2009 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I Brought Some Vivaldi Easy to Grow Potatoes 10 Tubers They Are Sitting In Egg Boxes On The Windowstill
    What Do I Do Next?
    Regards
    Gareth

  13. Sandra Jones April 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, Two years ago we moved house and I was unable to bring my plants with me. I left behind lots of my favourites but the last few months have been able to start my garden from scratch again. I have got some lilies that I bought from QVC and waiting on somemore that are hopefully on the waiting list.
    What I wanted to ask you was that I left behind a Wisteria sinensus, one that I had kept small in a pot in remembrance of my dad as he liked them. Do you know where I could get one from I have ordered the one on QVC but that is on the waiting list, I just wanted the one with small blossoms trailing on it. Thought it would be nice by my back door so that I could remember my dad again.
    Many thanks Sandra Jones

  14. Brenda Smart April 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I was looking up the website a couple of weeks ago for some new plants. I saw a plant which had the name Fontaine in it, sorry cant remember the exact plant or name but this is my son’s girlfriends name and it si her birthday soon. Can you tell me the name of the plant and if you will be getting it back in (I cant find it on the QVC website now), or if not can you tell me where I might get it.
    Many thanks
    Brenda Smart

  15. Maureen April 26, 2009 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard, Congrats on your 11th anniversary, we enjoy your programmes very much, i have a problem with my verbena peach, i potted them over a week ago followed instructions that came with them but after a time they are looking a bit poorly, have given them your plant booster and watered them with your flower power but still nothing, could you please advise what to do next, we live in an upstairs flat so no greenhouse or the like but have a small garden which i have been preparing for to plant them on after the last frost, we live in Manchester.
    Thank you Maureen Manchester

  16. Annie Bishop April 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I love your Flower Power. I would like to know how often should I feed my indoor orchids using the product. Should I feed them when they are not in flower and also when in flower.
    Thanks Richard. I enjoy your shows. Fantastic.
    Annie

  17. Mrs. V. Truman May 10, 2009 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I bought your Plug Plant booster this year as your Flower power was so good. I’m so confused. Has it been tested on all plant varieties? Some of my plugs collapsed after the first feed , some collapsed after the second feed. I mixed it exactly like you said on the shows. I have lost half of the Gerberas, half of the Angelonia Sera, 7 Anthirrhinum, 7 Lisian Pink Ice, all the Rosebud Busy Lizzies, the Neon Geraniums(the other colours seem to be OK), and 3 of the 5 Oriental Poppies. The Trailing Petunias are doing fine. All the plants are in the greenhouse with my over wintered plants which are thriving as are some plugs I had previously got from elsewhere which didn’t have the Booster. As you might guess I am so disappointed as everyday more of my plants have died.

  18. Heidi Bradshaw May 11, 2009 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    Hello Richard
    I think you’re completely brilliant, not only in your knowledge of gardening and horticulture but also on how you present the products and explain what needs to be done! Anyway, down one side of my garden, under the hedgerow, grows nothing but weeds, ivy etc. I’ve never been able to plant there and don’t have any desire too, but would like to get rid of the weeds etc. Could you recommend a product at all that can get rid of everything but is also safe for pets and children? Many thanks!

  19. Sarah May 22, 2009 at 10:15 pm -  Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS QVC for winning a Silver at Chelsea this year guys!!
    It’s romantic, homely and I love the use of poetry on the walls.
    Herbs, Roses, woodland and water all together – Beautiful!
    I’m just sad that I couldn’t get there to experience it for myself.
    Well done!

  20. Tracey and Steve Farmer June 14, 2009 at 4:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I have a piece of garden for butterflies and bees. But I am wanting to introduce plants for long nosed bees because I know that they are under threat of being extinct and I would like to help them. Can you recommend anything for me to put in for them.
    Love your show.
    Tracey
    Redcar in Cleveland

  21. Irene of Birmingham July 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I purchased a Wollemi Pine and it was shipped on 24 June 2009 and received on 01 July 2009. On unpacking it I found it bone dry and the ‘fronds’ drooping. It was given a good drink but it is still drooping. Is this a natural habit for this plant as I would be very upset if it was signs of it going to die. Please put my mind at rest.
    Thank you.

  22. julie welch July 23, 2009 at 7:41 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I bought two half standard Wysteria from QVC about 4 years ago, although they are full of leaves they have never flowered, What can i do?
    thank you
    Julie

  23. Creena Brown & Stephen Critchley. August 8, 2009 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Dear Richard.We need your help.Yesterday Friday 7th August We had to have out 6 1/2 month old Staffordshire bull terrier bitch put to sleep as she was dying from kidney failure,there was nothing anyone could do as she had born with underdeveloped kidney’s.
    We are wanting to make a memorial for Phoebe in our back garden,she loved it there playing chase with our 1 yr old male Staffy and her favourite pastime was laying in the sun on the patio.Do you know of a rose plant named Phoebe ? Many thanks for taking the time to read our message.
    Kindest Regards
    Creena & Steve.

  24. sharon winser January 9, 2010 at 4:35 am -  Reply

    dear richard,
    welcome back and happy new year. last year you had an apple that grows three types of apple,and it was about £25. i so wanted to get one but due to money i couldn’t get it. i really want to get it this year, do you know if your get that tree again this year, and also when is the time to put an apple tree in.

  25. Irene from Birmingham February 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    Are the root trainers you can buy from QVC 12cm deep?

  26. cath lancaster4 April 5, 2010 at 8:33 am -  Reply

    HiRichard
    I have five hens kept in a large ungrassed area. at the weekend i let them into the garden and the grass is vanishing. can i get it to grow again. if i can they will have to be banned. someone told me it will grow even better having hens there. thanks cath lancaster

  27. Tina Smith April 20, 2010 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    hi richard some time back you had lilies that looked like orchids, i can`t remember the name but if you know what i am talking about can you tell me are you going to get anymore?

  28. Jacqueline McGinn April 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I bought tree peonies last year, 1 grew some leaves, 1 grew a couple of leaves and the other stayed the same as I received it. This year the one with the most leaves has multiplied and is coming on great and I think it will bloom this year, the 2nd has got a few more leaves but doesn’t seem to have grown much and the third is still the same as when I planted it. What can I do to improve the growth of the other two peonies?

  29. Ruth Rose April 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    Richard,
    I am new to gardening and bought the Busy Lizzie Wall of Colour TSV as it appeared to be a good place to start.I potted them on and they were doing well until a few days ago when some of the leaves started losing their colour and falling off.One plant appears to have withered away completely.I am feeding them with your Flower Power once a week and watering when needed. They are kept in my porch which can get a lot of sun and also becomes very warm. Is this the wrong place to keep them or is there something else I am doing wrong?
    Can you help as I don’t want to lose them. Thanks

  30. Patricia Varndell May 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    In February I purchased 3 Jackson & Perkins roses from your programme – but I have to say I am extremely dissapointed with the results only one is leafing after cutting back hard and the other 2 are no different from the day they arrived., I have planted other new roses in the garden which are doing very nicely.
    I think these roses look very old due to the amount of cut back and I dont think I will be purchasing anymore plants from QVC.
    Item No 562923.
    Perhaps Jackson and Perkins should offer refunds for poor quality.

  31. lesley murray May 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm -  Reply

    hi richard,
    i bought the lady boothby fucias and when they arrived they had no leaves on them they just look like twigs will they be ok and when will they start to flower.

  32. Marcus Lawrence June 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    My wife recently purchased the Giant Gerberas (TSV) from you. She has a question about the over wintering that you recommended. Would a plastic mini greenhouse be enough protection for them please?
    Many thanks
    Marcus

  33. Chris Brooks June 30, 2010 at 11:48 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    Earlier this year I purchased 200 spiraxia bulbs from you, the information said that they would flower throughout June & July and I have been eagerly looking forward to seeing the lovely colourful display.
    I planted 50 in pots in my garden, 50 in my mum’s garden, gave 50 to a friend and my brownies planted the rest in pots to take home with them.
    I am very disappointed that across all the different locations we have not had a single flower, they grew healthy leaves up to about 10″ tall but these now appear to be dying off with still no sign of flowers.
    I have been feeding them, and sprayed them a few times with spray & grow.
    I am very disappointed, please can you tell me what we are all doing wrong.
    Thanks
    Chris Brooks

  34. YVONNE HUNTER July 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm -  Reply

    HI RICHARD
    PLEASE CAN YOU LET ME KNOW WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO UPLIFT AND REPLANT ACER TREES, ROSES AND PEONIES.
    MANY THANKS
    YVONNE

  35. Cathy Holmes January 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    Frequently I watch you on QVC, especially in the months before Spring and every year I hope that you will send your bulbs and plug plants to Europe. The postal times are the same as within the UK, so is the reason to do with the Plant Health Legislation?

  36. Dawn Corbett February 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    We have been getting a lot of cats recently deciding to do their business on the grass. Is there a human way of dealing with this PLEASE.
    Kind regards
    Dawn ~ Chadderton

  37. Angie Dodds February 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard. I wonder if you can help me. Last year on QVC you sold some perennial wallflowers. Unfortunately I didn’t get to buy them as they sold out. Please can you tell me if you will be having these back again this year & if not where I might be able to get them.
    Thank you
    Angie Dodds

  38. Alan Wade March 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    Hello Richard I have just received my giant begonia corms from QVC, unfortunately we have decided to move home at the end of May, so I do not want to plant them until June. can you tell me how I can store them safely until the beginning of June. Thank you

  39. Mr Brian Rickaby (Registered frequent Ideal World Customer) April 1, 2011 at 9:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I Bougt four of your oleanders last year all planted and treated as prescribed.
    They never flowered and now look as if they are dead.
    So not much luck there.
    I’m told by garden centres that it was a bad winter for some plants and shrubs and I was on Ideal World TV that when purchasing then that they were hardy.
    How do you expect us to trust you at Ideal World if your information is incorrect ?.
    I’d like to try again bu need total reassurance this time
    RSVP ASAP
    Kind regards,
    RickyB

  40. J WHITE April 6, 2011 at 1:53 am -  Reply

    HI richard why is your tsv and plants uk mainland only as i live in n ireland not happy

  41. Elaine Sturmey April 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I bought the Buzy Lizzies last year and they were fantastic. Bought them this year, two of the plug sets. I have 420 plants remarkable.
    Could you please tell me can I use my flower power of my indoor Hoya plant?
    Thank you Elaine

  42. Anne Meredith April 16, 2011 at 11:29 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I have some bulbs in my raised bed, they are red and white, tulip shape, they open during the day and close up when it starts to get dark. I have no idea what they are and can find nothing to tell me what they are.
    Waiting to hear from you
    Anne

  43. Barbara Kelly May 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    Hello Richard,
    I have quite a lot of the lilly trees (20) plus the tsv which had the ground covering lillies. I was wondering if you could do a duo invigerator? One just isn’t enough as I have the dreaded lilly beetle. The invigerator cannot be bought alone and I have sufficient root booster, pot ash and young plant feed. Also would you consider selling grape vines as I love them, I have three vines already, they look wonderful in the summer growing over my pergola, even up here in Wigan where we don’t always get the hot weather! If you could bring some other grape vine that’s a new and better breed? that would be great.
    I met Julian at the Gem Fest yesterday I meant to ask him… but I couldn’t get a word in. Just joking – he was wonderful (:-)

  44. Cathy Holmes May 16, 2011 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I am getting rather worried about my tomato plants and wondered if you could help. I bought 3 rather miserable plants from the market in March and have them on a warm terrace in pots. As per your instructions I have been feeding them one a week with Flower Power and now have just started feeding twice a week. They all have four trusses of flowers and I will pinch them out when they get to the fifth.
    They are nearly 6ft tall and are turning into small trees. My worry is, will they take over my house and will they force feed me with their tomatoes.
    Yes I am joking, but they are 6ft tall. I have grown tomatoes in the past but they have only ever reached around 3ft tall.
    Flower power is certainly magical.
    I wanted also to say that I have been feeding all my 108 pots and 15 troughs with flower power, one of which is a variegated ivy. Flower power also brings out the colour of the foliage, so please also recommend it for variegated plants.

  45. Jasmine Dunlop May 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    wonder if you can help: I purchased the pollen-free lilies last year (TSV, June I think), they never flowered at all last year. They have grown quite tall this year so far, but no sign of any buds. When do they start to flower? Just getting a little concerned that as I had no flowers last year, then maybe it will be the same this year. Is there any guarantee with these plants, as I’ll be a little disappointed if I get no flowers after having spent the money on them?!!
    I look forward to hearing from you.

  46. Tina Burbridge May 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    i have emailed and rang about this problem but no one seems to want to help which is unusuall as QVC are normally very good. We purchased last the tsv it was the crown jewls fresias? we did everything you said to do on the show! they grew to about 30cm after we put them in the ground and nothing happened no flowers at all :-( i was very dissapointed and so was my wife as they are her favorites.They were in well drained soil in a sunny position? what happened can you help please.
    Regards
    Mark & Tina

  47. Maureen I McDowell May 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I bought 2 sets of the black hanging easyfill hanging baskets and while they were empty decided to try and put on the chain. Well, I am very glad I did. The first one took me an hour and a half, second about an hour. I have these now filled and am letting them grow a bit before hanging up and they sat on a small wall at the back in a 80mph wind and never moved. Also, could you think of selling different plug plants of the right number to bring on to put into the basket along with a little plan of where to put them. This would make us look really professional! As well as not having to decide what would go with what.

  48. Linda Sparks August 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I just wanted to let you know how disappointed my husband and I are about our busy lizzie plants we purchased from qvc!!! We planted all 140 plugs, brought them on and had about 120 left, even gave some away, then planted our pots and hanging baskets up, they started to grown then about 3 weeks ago started to drop all flowers and today we have lost the lot to a new fungal disease, i did ring qvc 2 weeks ago to ask if anyone else had called and was told no, i am very gutted as we have now had to go and buy more plants to make some new hanging baskets and fill the pots in the garden, just wanted to let you know, thanks, Linda Sparks

  49. Julie Worrall September 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    Brought some lillies from QVC last year and again the new variety without the pollen stems this year, beautiful flowers. Just wondered when/how you maintain them please when they have finished flowering, do you cut the stems back down to ground level ready for next year or do you leave them? Also use your flower power and lawn magic,(should this be used before or after mowing?) excellent products. Thank You

  50. Tracey Devenney January 21, 2012 at 10:58 am -  Reply

    Hello Richard. Will you be selling any more of the oriental poppies you sold me last year (or maybe it was the year before!). We have had no decent gardening weather for such a long time so I just threw them in the ground hoping for the best and they came up beautifully. I had red, pink and white and everyone was commenting on them as there was practically nothing else growing in the garden. QVC always has top quality plants but when selling can you please advise which plants slugs and snails DON’T like as I lose such a lot of my plants to their feasting. Keep up the good work!

  51. Margaret Chrystal February 19, 2012 at 9:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    thank you for all the advice and tips over the years that I have been following you.
    I have used flower power,young plant feed & root boost, since you first introduced them. All give brilliant results.
    Looking forward to trying the container magic.
    I use a lot of the root boost, so could QVC please enable us to buy it on its’ own?

  52. J Davies February 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Why aren’t QVC supporting (or sowing support on the website) for the RHS Perfect Polenators scheme?
    The recent BBC programme has spured me into putting some Bee Friendly plants in the garden and allotment but it is not easy to find the right plants on the QVC website.

  53. Peter Wainwright March 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm -  Reply

    Hello Richard,
    How can I get rid of Ground Elder

  54. Deborah OBrien April 11, 2012 at 11:24 am -  Reply

    Hello Richard
    I was lucky enough to win a set of Gerbera Daisies and need to know the best to do for them. It is very windy where I live on the west Wales coast and summer has been a non starter for 6 years so I’d like to put them in pots in my small west facing front porch which is quite warm (until the door is opened) and gets reasonable sunlight from early afternoon onwards. Is this okay, or if not what is best for them? Many thanks. Deborah

  55. Mrs Pauline Robinson June 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm -  Reply

    Richard can you recommend some perenials for a very shaded area in my garden please

  56. Richard Alchin June 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard.thanks for sending the instructions for the Hose-end sprayer.
    Regards Richard Alchin.

  57. Chris M July 7, 2012 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    Hello Richard,
    I purchased the giant hydrangea last year which produced one large bloom. This year it looks like i should have more. What my question is, the leaves are brown around the edges. What do i need to do, please and what has caused this? I use flower power.
    Thankyou,
    Christine. x

  58. MARGARET PACE July 11, 2012 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    WOULD SEND YOU A PHOTO OF A FLOWER .LIKE 2 KNOW WHAT IS THE NAME OF IT .WHERE CAN I SENT IT 2 ? THANK YOU X

  59. Kate Cook August 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    Hello Richard
    I purchased a bottle bush plant/shrub some 9 years ago and after using flower power this year it has flowered for the first time !!!
    Can you please advise if I should cut back the plant and if so how much do I cut off
    Thank you

  60. Janet Babar, September 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I have 4 patio pot fruit trees, apple,plum,cherry and pear,I have had them for 2 years the pear has done nothing not even a leaf, cherry had blossem in March,(when it was hot) then no fruit, plum had 4 fruits, and I have 1 Apple, which is still growing, my problem is they are all ( except the pear )
    9 to 10 feet tall, do I need to prune them if so when and how?

  61. Peter Chittenden January 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    Lawn Magic Does this product kill moss? If not what will? Thank you

  62. Andrew Canning January 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,where can i get hold of the watering trays which i purchased along with the pots 2 years ago.You see the first pack of 6 we bought leaked the water from them,so i naturally ordered another pack assuming i must have had the odd bad pack.But unfortunately they were the same and having ordered numerous plants for delivery from the 4th march i am getting a little anxious over the prospect of not having any trays to put my pots into.The trays were made by Plantpak of maldon, Essex and as hard as i try to check them out on the web i have had no luck.Please help me richard as i am ready to pull my hair out with frustration as i cannot find anywhere else which has these items in stock.Thankyou for your time in dealing with this matter and keep up the good work you do on your tv shows.Regards Andy Canning.

  63. Peter Western January 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    RE Lily Beetle and Plant Invigorator.
    @GenealogyData Peter Western – Debbie asked me to post to your blog.
    Thanks for the advice last night to use Plant Invigorator to combat the red lily beetle.
    I did use it last year but I think I was probably too late with the 1st application as they took hold on all my lilies in different pots around the garden and patio.
    I have read that the bulbs, now in the 3rd year should be okay if not rotted overwinter due to the very wet summer etc, that I should remove the top layer of soil until I can see the bulbs, replace with fresh compost, then start spraying in May?
    Any other advice would be great as I have purchased more lilies from QVC this month, inc. Plant of the month. Thanks Peter

  64. Laura Gilbert March 7, 2013 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I’m searching for Tomazing tomatoes but can’t find them on the website. They are absolutely the best variety I’ve ever tried. Will QVC be selling them this year?

  65. Laura Gilbert March 7, 2013 at 10:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I bought Begonia Starlight last year and they were beautiful. Will QVC be selling them again this year?

  66. Elaine Brocken April 1, 2013 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard … As a novice gardener I was wondering if there was any possibility of putting brief details, on screen, about planting recommendations i.e.. sunny/shade; damp/well drained etc. It could be abbreviated to symbols maybe with the other details ? The reason I ask this is because when plants are offered I am not sure if they will be suitable, and then I miss out because they’ve sold out (probably to customers who know their plants !!!)
    Just a thought ;)

  67. Robert Smith April 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,I recently recently received two packs of Begonia Apricot shade plug plant collection. they were sent using the small cells lying on their sides,unfortunately seventy percent of the plugs had been dislodged and were lying loose in the trays.it does appear that even this method of sending plants does`nt always work,e-mailed customer care about this. I have potted them on and will see how they grow regards Robert Smith

  68. Mark Walker April 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I,d just like to no is there a better way for me to feed my plants in my garden than just lugging around my watering can,s.
    I think your FLOWER POWER is the best thing iv put in my garden for years. Thank you very much

  69. GWEN FRENCH April 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    HI RICHARD
    I BROUGHT CHARLOTTE POTATOED I HAVE NEVER GROWN THEM WHAT DO I DO NEXT I HAVE UNPACKED THEM
    ALSO ORDERED THE SWING/BED I PUT IT TOGETHER ITS WONDERFUL
    ALSO ORDERED 503373
    9 BEGONIA 3 X 3 COLOURS DISAPPOINTED GOT 3 OF ONE COLOUR 6 OF ANOTHER
    THANK YOU YOUR HELP AND A ENJOYABLY SHOW
    GWEN

  70. lynne stewart April 15, 2013 at 10:52 am -  Reply

    Is your weedkiller effective on Horse/mares tail . Have tried most weedkillers with no luck
    Many Thanks
    Lynne

  71. Mrs C Scott April 20, 2013 at 11:24 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I have just watched your 2 hours RJG program and at one point in order for you to demonstrate a plant, you showed a huge tub of yellow silk flowers, I would love to know where you purchased this from please?
    I Love watching your show as I learn so much about plants & gardening Thank you very much Richard.

  72. beverley-ann darwin April 21, 2013 at 8:17 am -  Reply

    good morning richard, iv purchased your root booster and have been putting it to good use. I have purchased a weeping cherry (in memory of my grandad frank who died this year) as my hubby dug the hole for it he kept finding little white grubs in the soil. please could you advise me on what they are and if they will do any harm to my grandads tree. many thanks richard

  73. Lisa allan May 2, 2013 at 9:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard I bought magnolia tree of qvc two months ago but nothing’s happened still looks like a branch is there something I can do to it thank you Lisa

  74. Muna Tahir May 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I have a problem with a lily beetle infestation and regularly remove beetles eggs and lava twice a day but they just keep popping back. I have sprayed my lily’s with your plant invigorator but it does not get rid of this pest, can you offer some remedies being as I am an avid lily person.
    Love your shows and all the very best.
    Muna

  75. Shereen Ridgway May 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

    hi Richard can you advise, I bought 2 Magnolia’s trees from QVC over 3 years a go and they are planted in very large pots.
    Unfortunately they have never flowered but have always had lots of green leaves that look very health and they are growing they are now about 4ft?? what do you think may be the problem.

  76. Pat Nichols June 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    2 or 3 years ago I bought a pack of tree peonies from QVC. I successfully planted them on however each year one has died. I have one quite bushy plant remaining but have not had one single flower from any of them – what is wrong! I have used flower power on them for the last couple of years but still nothing.
    Please can you help ???

  77. margaret skett June 3, 2013 at 10:27 am -  Reply

    hi richard could you please tell me where i can get a valentine apple tree please

  78. Donna Hajri June 3, 2013 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I am a new gardener and use all your products the last one being the compost which I have found fantastic as I can suddenly grow seedlings and not kill them. Please can you help me? I have a major problem with bindweed and have heavy clay soil and no matter what I do I can’t get rid of it. Will the Richard Jackson’s Weedkiller 500ml Concentrate kill bindweed? Also do you have recommendations what I can do to improve my clay soil?
    Many thanks.
    Donna.

  79. Carrie Love July 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I would love to forward you some pictures of the wonderful job that flowerpower has made to my plants this year. Outstanding. Where would I send these to please?
    Also, I am looking for a perennial flower which flowers in the summer. Something that stays quite short and that I could use to blanket a patch I have with trees in it. I have primroses which look divine at the start of the year but I need something for later on.
    With thanks,
    Carrie

  80. Robert Smith August 27, 2013 at 2:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard, Having recently dropped my hose end feeder for flower power is it still possible to purchase a new one. Robert Smith

  81. Joan Shaw September 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, here is a mystery and I must admit I am wanting to pick your brains. My mother had a plant which didnt flower for more than 30 years and when it did, it’s stem grew to around 3 foot and then it produced flowers at the top, very small flowers similar to bluebells and in a grouping similar,to a hyacinth and these small flowers were a delicate pink.
    It was the length if the stem which was unusual, growing around 3 foot and them producing the flowers at the top, as said, similar to the flower clusters of a hyacinth.
    Shall I obtain the picture for you.
    Hope you can help.
    Many thanks
    Joan

  82. Louise jones September 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard what can kill ivy

  83. MRS Dorothy Carter January 13, 2014 at 12:40 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I have some photo’s I would like to send you of some geraniums how they were when I received them and how they came on using Flower Power, I have got shots of them with a Tub of Flower Power in the background.
    To be honest I didnot think they had a chance, then I thought give them a shot of Flower Power and watch the magic work. When my friends saw what happened they could not believe it.
    So please tell me how to get the photo’s to you.
    Thanking You
    Dorothy Carter

  84. Frank Carroll February 1, 2014 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard.
    I thought I would drop you a line to say pleased I am that Thompson and Morgan no longer supply plants to QVC. I bought 4 plug collections from them last year. 3 of them were useless and died. I look forward to receiving my Unwins and Hayloft plants in the near future.
    Best regards.
    Frank.

  85. janet February 11, 2014 at 9:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard do you have to split the lilies next year and when would be the best time to do this thanks

  86. Anne Hargreaves March 23, 2014 at 7:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    Could you please advise me on how to plant Begonias the apricot shades in the easy fill pro hanging basket’s.
    I am new to gardening and I’m unsure if you plant them straight from receiving or grow them on first, do you place round the top of the basket and through the sides and how many would you suggest, I bought two sets of the baskets and the begonias
    I would be grateful for any planting information to assist
    Thank you in advance

  87. Ann Taylor-Turton April 26, 2014 at 9:17 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard – thought I would just tell you that I received my order or Field Poppies yesterday and 3/4 of them were dead the rest were dying, leaves all brown and darker brown round the edges. I did ring the office straight away and got a refund. They really were in a bad way and I hate to see plants dying like that, its quite upsetting. Unfortunately I dont think even flower power would bring these poor things back to life. Just thought you might like to know, I dont know if you get told of these things from the office. I love flower power by the way and always buy one of the big ones on offer, its brilliant stuff and works like magic.

  88. Robert Smith April 26, 2014 at 10:11 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard ,I recently had a mishap with the hose end feeder that I use with Flower Power. I know it can be purchased with lawn Magic but as don`t have a lawn I won`t need it. Can I buy the Hose end feeder by its self

  89. Richard Jackson April 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ann,
    I’m so sorry to hear that the plants didn’t arrive in perfect condition. I’ve spoken to Marshalls who tell me that the plants were sent out on 22nd April so I hope that they didn’t get too delayed in the post. As you know, we offer a full guarantee on our plants and Marshalls will send out a replacement pack straight away, though I see you opted for the full refund.
    I’m really sorry that this has happened and want to put it right as quickly as possible. In the meantime, thank you for your kind comments about Flower Power, if in future you have trouble with plants looking worse for wear it might still be worth trying Flower Power on them..you never know what might happen!
    Cheers,
    Richard

  90. Geraldine Begbie May 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I brought a Redlove Circe last year and put it in the garden it had blossom and gave little fruit I did not mind that as the following year would be better. Sadly this is not the case it is standing like a dead stick standing in the garden it has tried to grow leaves and looks like bits of feathers,also some of the bark is coming away from the top growth, I have not sprayed with anything last year. I was really looking forward to growing this tree. Thank you

  91. Sue Dicken May 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I have a mature and fine selection of lilies from you. I especially love my tree lilies. Unfortunately, I returned home on Friday to find sheep had invaded and beheaded all this years flowers. Is there any advice you can give or is the 2014 lily display doomed. Your in hope! Sue

  92. DAVID BOWEN May 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Richard , How can I keep Arum lilies after they have flowered, I did send an email to you about this item, but have not received a reply as yet on this subject, I do realise how busy you are, and do appologise, but I DID NOT KNOWIF YOU GOT MY E MAIL. DAVID BOWEN.

  93. Ally Gregory May 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, a couple of years ago I purchased the giant hydrangea from QVC. You advised that it may not flower the first year, well it did – beautifully! However, the following year, plenty of growth, but no flowers, this year, again, plenty of growth, but no sign of any flower heads. I feed regularly with flower power, don’t know where I’m going wrong. Please help!

  94. Jackie Ann June 10, 2014 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    I’ve had a few of your ‘Flower Power’ tubs and have just about got to the bottom of my current one
    Just wondered if you have ever considered a ‘Refill’ pack to re-fill tubs?
    Love your shows – have learnt a lot from watching you – Keep up the good work!

  95. Angela Gibbons June 16, 2014 at 9:16 am -  Reply

    Hi
    I have a Florida sieboldii in a container
    It has lots of buds on but when they are
    opening they are green instead of
    White/ purple….. Is there anything I can do?
    Thanx
    Angie

  96. Roger Jarvis June 25, 2014 at 10:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    I purchased item 505235 the strawberry plants on 7th June and had to chase them up on the 19th June .point of this message is they were dispatched on a Friday so spent whole weekend in transit arriving at my house on the following Tuesday in a right dried out sorry state. Surely your suppliers should know better and only despatch at the start of a week so to minimise the time spent in transit, other places do.

  97. mrs janet ellis July 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

    hi richard we have bought your potatoes pack done as required but none of the pots have grown very big,what have we done wrong,when can you pick the crop,we are very dissapointed .

  98. Anthony Butterworth July 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    Next year is our 40th wedding anniversary and my wife and I want to plan a bit of a do! hopefully the weather will be great as we only live in a small house and it helps if we can open it in to our patio garden, at the moment we have tree lilies, begonias, a rose bush and ordinary lilies which we have bought from QVC, the problem is that they are just beginning to flower and we would like something that will give us lots of colour in early July and also that we can grow in pots, we currently have a narrow border where I have planted our tree lilies or triffids, as my wife calls them, and a rose bush, I am considering flagging that and just having pots, simply because one or two of the local cats like to use it as a toilet, we would appreciate your advice,
    Regards,
    Tony Butterworth

  99. carole walsh July 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I bought the DeJager regale lilies earlier this year, I planted 3 each in 2 large pots, 4 out of the 6 grew and flowered beautifully with a scent to match however in 1 pot one bulb grew to about 12ins and the top died, in the 2nd pot one grew to full height but the buds were gnarled and were tiny so didn’t flower at all. Can you tell me if it was something I did and are they likely to flower next year. Really enjoy your gardening shows and love all the tips you and your guests give us. Many thanks

  100. o’byrne July 24, 2014 at 6:11 pm -  Reply

    hi Richard last year I put three agapanthas plants in one large pot. two blue and one white . this year ihave only got three blue flowers the rest are white .twenty four flowers in all is thiw what usually happens when you put different plants together

  101. Susan Wakefield July 26, 2014 at 10:14 am -  Reply

    Hi … Do you have a product that is similar to Spray-N-Grow

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