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Problems with electrical re-wire in my home, with the knowledge after the event that the client can do nothing about it, since NAPIT requires you to re-use the same contractor to fix the problems. Would you after reading these pages? Manderson emails to us about re-wire.

We wrote the
concerns about the electrical work on 21.03.21;
Questions concerning electrics on 21.03.21 and
re-wire narrative on 19.04.2021
which had no effect on the credit card company or NAPIT. So we commisioned the following report to see if that will make any difference.
Pages 10, 11, 12, 13 contain information concerning the condition of the electrical installation of the complete rewiring of my home by Mr Manderson of Manderson Electrical Services Ltd, with the report by a qualified electrician and this statement about the work carried out:-
"The result of my observations and testing, I am recommending that all the fixed wiring be recovered and a complete new fixed wiring installation is installed. Unfortunately the work previously carried out is of such a poor standard I cannot re-use any of it."
Mr Manderson is a Part P Registered Electrician with Napit; Registered Competent Person Electrical; Approved Electrician from Napit; City & Guilds Qualified; Part P Electrical Safety; and Honest & Transparent. His firm was employed to replace all the wiring, power sockets, light switches and lights and make sure that rodents could not attack them to chew through the cables or cause an
electrical problem.
Pages 10 lists 18 electrical faults on the new wiring, re-use of the old wiring, and old wiring that was still either in use or had been cut at the old power socket, at the old light fitting, or old light switch (the plasterers filled an old power socket metal box and short-circuited the fuse - it will be fine in 30 minutes sir; 4 hours later it was still shorting, so presumably that would explain why they switched off one of the fuses in the old fuseboard - see photo on page 15 of the report. As clients; we do appreciate having the opportunity of electrocuting ourselves from their re-wire work) where

  • fault 2 is a Code C1 'Danger Present' and immediate action is required from March 2021, (the electricians testing 2 of the double power sockets installed in the kitchen in 1987 found that they were polarity reversed. This risks a short circuit, shock or fire. They corrected the problem immediately)
  • Faults 4, 12, 14 and 18 are Code C2 and Urgent remedial action required,
  • Faults 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17 are Code C3 where improvement is recommended

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The UK Labour or Conservative government has been humiliating, degrading and dehumanizing its population for over 40 years, without its population realising:-

  • See HISTORY OF THIS in row 2 of the next table on the right; followed by
  • SUMMARY OF ITS EFFECT in row 2 and
  • WITH HOW THAT HAS BEEN DONE also in row 2,
  • to lead to THE UK IS SUFFERING ANARCHY in row 4.
     
  • Row 6 - If members of the UK public complain then Government's Public Order Act 2023 will put them in jail.

    If workers strike, then the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill (passed by House of Commons and House of Lords 4 July 2023) will kick in so you could be fired by ignoring a "work notice" ordering you to work on strike days for you in health, education, fire and rescue, transport, border security and nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management.
     
  • Row 7 - Water companies in England have faced a barrage of criticism as data revealed raw sewage was discharged for more than 3.6m hours into rivers and seas last year (2023) in a 105% increase on the previous 12 months, including that 38,000,000 tons of waste going annually into the River Thames from London. Environment Agency confirms 54% increase in sewage spills to more than 4,000,000 hours of raw sewage thought to have been discharged into rivers and seas in 2023. This kills the fish, marine life, as well as people/ visitors/ students from the UK and overseas/ swimmers in the waterways and the beaches in the UK, and via the seas to surrounding European countries of 1,000,000's of tons of raw human and animal sewage, microplastics and glyphosate pollution.
     
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Will visitors to Madeira worry about having branches or trees in public places fall on them? No; according to Engineer Francisco Pedro Freitas Andrade of Est. Marmeleiros, No 1, Jardins & Espaces Verdes who is Chef de Diviso Câmara Municipal do Funchal; Departamento de Ciência e de Recursos Naturais; Divisão de Jardins e Espaços Verdes Urbanos in charge of the trees within the pavements within the area controlled by Funchal Municipality - See
Monitoring of Trees in pavements in Funchal, Madeira from September 2019 to February 2020

1, 2 pages by his department, after the pages below were produced in 2018 and 2019

Problems with trees in pavements in Funchal, Madeira in January/February 2018

PROBLEMS WITH TREES IN PAVEMENTS IN FUNCHAL, MADEIRA IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019
Death of tree roots and
Death of tree trunks/branches caused by people.
Solution to problems for trees caused by people using irrigation -
Growth of Pollarded Tree in Hotel Garden in 1 year provides a water solution to this destruction.
Damage to Tree Trunks 1, 2, 3, 4 caused by people,
Damage to Tree Roots caused by people,
Area of Open Ground round trees,
New Trees in pavements 1, 2,
Irrigation of current trees,
Watersprouts on trees,
Crossing Branches in trees,
Utility Equipment with tree Foliage,
Lights on trees,
Bycycle Lane in Pavement,
Public Gardens alongside pavements,
Hotel/Private Gardens alongside pavements,
Current Permeable Pavement Surface round trees and
Irrigation and Fertilising of trees.
Camera Photo Galleries:-
Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees
1
, 2, 3, 4.

 

PROBLEMS WITH TREES IN PAVEMENTS IN ST. PETER PORT, GUERNSEY IN SEPTEMBER 2019
Demise of trees in pavements in St. Peter Port, Guernsey caused by people, to their Roots

 

Britain runs out of food during summer of 2024. If a worker is on State Benefits and is only allowed to work up 15 hours 59 minutes a week at minimum wage, then with these new border control costs that person will lose 12% of their gross wage each week and 12% extra if they are supporting their child from 30 April 2024.

 

Medway Proposed New School Comments in September 2019

 

Neighbour cutting branches off our trees without Conservation Area permission and attempting to sink our house with 1000's of litres of their sewage by blocking the drain to our cesspit. Then, continuing to download their sewage after we had written to them stating that the cesspit was full and that the drain was blocked for a week.

 

Gas explosion from incorrectly installed home boiler, with other customers refusing to correct the situation

 

Problems with electrical re-wire in my home, with the knowledge after the event that the client can do nothing about it, since NAPIT requires you to re-use the same contractor to fix the problems.
Would you; after reading these pages? Manderson emails to us about re-wire.
We wrote the
concerns about the electrical work on 21.03.21;
Questions concerning electrics on 21.03.21 and
re-wire narrative on 19.04.2021
which had no effect on the credit card company or NAPIT. So we commisioned the following report to see if that will make any difference.
Pages 10, 11, 12, 13 contain information concerning the condition of the electrical installation of the complete rewiring of my home by Mr Manderson of Manderson Electrical Services Ltd, with the report by a qualified electrician and this statement about the work carried out:-
"The result of my observations and testing, I am recommending that all the fixed wiring be recovered and a complete new fixed wiring installation is installed. Unfortunately the work previously carried out is of such a poor standard I cannot re-use any of it."
Mr Manderson is a Part P Registered Electrician with Napit; Registered Competent Person Electrical; Approved Electrician from Napit; City & Guilds Qualified; Part P Electrical Safety; and Honest & Transparent. His firm was employed to replace all the wiring, power sockets, light switches and lights and make sure that rodents could not attack them to chew through the cables or cause an
electrical problem.
Pages 10 lists 18 electrical faults on the new wiring, re-use of the old wiring, and old wiring that was still either in use or had been cut at the old power socket, at the old light fitting, or old light switch (the plasterers filled an old power socket metal box and short-circuited the fuse - it will be fine in 30 minutes sir; 4 hours later it was still shorting, so presumably that would explain why they switched off one of the fuses in the old fuseboard - see photo on page 15 of the report. As clients; we do appreciate having the opportunity of electrocuting ourselves from their re-wire work) where

  • fault 2 is a Code C1 'Danger Present' and immediate action is required from March 2021, (the electricians testing 2 of the double power sockets installed in the kitchen in 1987 found that they were polarity reversed. This risks a short circuit, shock or fire. They corrected the problem immediately)
  • Faults 4, 12, 14 and 18 are Code C2 and Urgent remedial action required,
  • Faults 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17 are Code C3 where improvement is recommended

Because we had paid part of the cost to Manderson Electrical Services Ltd using a credit card, then after we had contacted them and sent the report, the credit card company re-imbursed us. We then used that money towards a total removal of all wiring and total rewiring by the electrician who had produced the report.

The above was a pointless waste of time - we have now had the house completely rewired again without any recompense from the original contractor's lies, thiefery and extremely dangerous work with the government body Napit being no help at all. The unfortunate consequence of either buying a house or having anything done to it is that you the owner can and will be totally screwed by the majority of the British Workforce.
I have looked at a job of the third replacement of turf in a back garden of a new house. The back garden was clay and sloped down to the house - that house will have subsidence problems within 10 years. The only way that it might save itself is to rip up the lawn and plant shrubs that will absorb every drop of rain that falls on that garden -
you are not allowed to either drain into the storm drain of the house which is what takes the rain from the roof of the house/garage or
drain the rainwater from your garden to outside your property onto either public land or into somebody else's property.
I refused the job and told the owner to get onto the builders to rectify their error.
Since builders are repeating the same error on a massive scale in Ashford, the poor owners of new £500,000 houses are going to be upset.

Mr Manderson of Manderson Electrical Services Ltd was employed to rewire our home, due to rodents eating our cables.
Mr Manderson is a Part P Registered Electrician with Napit; Registered Competent Person Electrical; Approved Electrician from Napit; City & Guilds Qualified; Part P Electrical
Safety; and Honest & Transparent.
His firm was employed to replace all the wiring, power sockets, light switches and lights and make sure that rodents could not attack them to chew through the cables or cause an
electrical problem.

We wrote the following on the 19.04.2021:-
"Re-wire narrative

Poor advice and professional errors

The brief was to re-wire our home following an infestation of rodents which had damaged wiring and caused lights to fail. This had happened once before and so preventing it happening again was
an absolute priority. We relied upon the professional expertise of the contractor that this could be achieved using cable cladding – Cobex. There was no mention of the lights being left vulnerable
between the fitting and the transformer, but this is obviously the case now we can see how the fittings are attached. (Photo 78 Light hanging in back bedroom). If we had known this in advance,
we may have had second thoughts, given the high cost quoted. No alternative solutions were suggested by Mr Manderson.
We asked that rodent poison be placed throughout the cavities where wires were run and by each light, for added protection and we supplied this. Despite reassurances that this had been done, the
quantity left from the order suggests this is not the case, because only 20 bags have been used despite far more than 20 lights having been fitted.
We also asked that any areas which could not be protected by Cobex should be blocked with wire wool fixed into place with expanding foam. We agreed to supply this material too, but again, it is
clear that not much has been used.
Work started 19th January and was estimated to take 4 to 5 weeks. Mr Mandserson did not attend the week it snowed; he had a day off due to tooth pain, and approximately 9 other days when he
has been elsewhere or undertaking parenting duties. I asked him not to return on the night of 17th March, because we were concerned that the work was not being done in accordance with our specification.
There has been no discussion with us regarding choice of fittings save in the most general terms, ie whether we wanted recessed lights. As some of our ceilings are relatively low, this is what we
have had before and pendant lights would not be practical, so we agreed to recessed LED’s.
We understand that the light switch for the hall by the lounge door should have a sheath round it, but it does not. The wires from this switch would be plastered in, but go into the void outside the
kitchen door. There is no obvious protection (photos 118, 60, 61 and 62), but this void is vulnerable from past experience. Photos 103-111. The light switch by the office door on the second floor
should also have had a sheath.
In the ironing annex next to the lounge, there is an earth wire not affixed to anything, which we understand should be terminated to something to make it safe..
There is a circuit protector on the system, but given the brief, we have been advised that best practice recommendation would be for and AFD on each connection. We understand that this would
be expensive, but would have minimised risk and should have been discussed with us to make a choice.
We have made staged payments, but not received any safety certificates.
In the hall, Photos 50-55 attempt to show what is inside the new ceiling space. The data cables are partly trunked, but there are sizable gaps. Why wasn’t armoured data cable used, which would
have solved the problem?
We already had smoke alarms (both perfectly visible) which were allowed for in the original quote. The contractor then credited their cost back. They were installed with our burglar alarm system
which is wireless, save for a hard wiring from the control panel up through the front bedroom to the outside bell. We understand that there may be an issue with this from a regulatory point of view.
This was not drawn to our attention.
As the contractor kept setting off the alarms, we opted to have them all disabled for the duration of the work, but we do not know whether the wires to the control panel have been interfered with.

Billing issues
Chris requested the fixing of new stud walls, in the rear bedroom for heat insulation, in the front bedroom for sound insulation and in the dining room for sound insulation. These have been fitted
and in the bedrooms, cable runs behind them which does not appear to be sheathed. This may not be an issue, but we do not know if the holes in the ceiling from which the wires drop down have been
filled in. If this is not the case, rodents would have unfettered access to those cables.
In addition, there does not appear to be any insulation behind the bedroom walls; we can see some insulation at the bottom of the dining room wall, but it does not seem to extend right up the
wall from a test hole drilled higher up. This omission was raised with the contractor the day they were put up and he confirmed that he had forgotten. We asked that this be rectified, and reminded
him that it was needed on more than one occasion, but it seems that this was not done. In the meantime, because we did not realise the issue with insulation and protection of the wires, the
walls have been plastered and painted, so potentially involving us in significant additional cost to put right.
In addition to the breach of trust, we have paid to have the walls in the bedrooms plastered; we will have to take the board down, insulate and return the board as well as replastering it again and
decorating the back bedroom.
In the original estimate, each light is costed at £65. This may include an element of labour for connecting new wires to the fitting, but this is not clear. I have detailed below where fittings
appear to have been re-used, but there has been no obvious credit for this.
The lights in the attic landing, office and one in the library have been re-used. Given how invoices have been presented, it is difficult to tell, but fittings were quoted for and there is no obvious credit
for them, so potential over-charge of £325
An additional socket had been fitted that was not allowed for in the original estimate, so potential under payment of £65
Lights in the en-suite quoted for but fittings re-used. One of the existing fittings was faulty and this was pointed out several times. On the last occasion, Mr Manderson said that he did not know if he
could get a matching fitting. Potential over charge £520.
The sensor in the en-suite bathroom which activates the plinth lights has not been replaced. Mr Manderson asked me what it was for on the day work was done there (including moving the light
fittings around because the faulty one is in a different place). I explained and he told me it did not work, but the same evening, I notified him that it did and so it was not necessary to replace it. As
he said he had not noticed the plinth lights and the plinth has clearly not been moved, it is clear that these have not been replaced. 4 plinth lights and one sensor not supplied but quoted for £265.
Main bathroom lights reused. Fittings quoted £130
Front bedroom ceiling lights re-used £390. £130 has been credited for two lights. Wall light fittings would have been reused.

Poor workmanship
One of the lights in the back bedroom has been left hanging, demonstrating that a significant length of the wire is not protected. This has been drawn to the contractors attention.
The lights in the dormer bedroom wardrobe and the front bedroom wardrobe do not work. As these rooms are marked as complete, we would have expected these to have been checked.
Concern about how wires have been fed through the void exposed by lifting the flooring at the first floor landing. Why were they not put through the gap left by a missing floor board? This may have
caused a weakness in the floor. Photo 151
The contractor raised concerns about drilling holes into the dining room ceiling because it was lath and plaster. He mentioned that he had researched it and the dust could carry anthrax if it
contained wool. This was very alarming. It was agreed that a new ceiling could be put up. Once the batons were in place, Chris questioned whether the fittings they were using would still require
drilling into the old ceiling. The contractor agreed that they would, which would completely defeat the object of leaving it intact for safety reasons. Double battening was agreed as a way forward.
We do not know if all of the holes in the old ceiling were re-filled. If not, any rodents which get into the area above the old ceiling will be able to access the new void.
On further consideration of this issue, it might have been possible to turn the batons through 90 degrees, so using them short edge up, but with long screws and avoided the need for double batons.
If Mr Manderson was unhappy about putting in the ceiling, he should have mentioned it and we could have sourced another tradesperson to do it, but he seemed content to do this work.
There is a wire sticking down from the ceiling in the dining room to re-fix a pendant light; when it is moved, there is neither noise or resistance to suggest it is in codex within the void. This is of concern.
The same issue arose in the hall, in that much of that ceiling was also lath and plaster. We agreed to it being replaced. Chris noticed a hole had not been filled in just as it was being covered with new
board. The contractor apologised and asked for the wire wool and expanding foam, which was provided immediately. We cannot be confident that any other holes have been filled in; certainly
no board was taken down to do so and the whole was covered up very quickly. It has been pointed out to us since I asked Mr Manderson to leave the site that the fittings chosen
by the contractor will not sit flush with the ceiling because they are too deep. It is clear too that there is a significant length of wire not protected. We understand now that shorter fittings are
available which would have been more appropriate for our situation, both in terms of what is left unprotected and also how the lights fit within the new ceiling void. We understood that the
lighting in the hall was finished, so not clear if this would be dealt with.
There is a portion of wire unprotected from the ceiling down to the switch outside the dining room door.
The same issue arose with the lounge ceiling. Two sizable channels had been cut to allow wires to be pulled down which revealed lath and plaster. (Photo 23) Given what Mr Manderson
had said about possible toxicity, it was agreed that a new ceiling would be installed. As this was being done, Chris again pointed out that new board was being put up without the holes
being filled in. Again, the contractor apologised and he was reminded that wire wool and foam were provided. Given the speed at which the new board was fixed, we cannot be confident
that holes have not been left which would give easy access for rodents from above the old ceiling down into the new void.
In the cellar, photos 116 and 117 show old wires connected to new lights. (photos 118, and 60 to 62) This is surprising. These wires are not protected. In addition, there are sockets
with plastic trunking tacked to the wall (photo 120-122), leading up into the ceiling, possibly into the new wall in the dining room. There is no evidence these wires are protected. (photo 73).
Why was old wiring reused?
There are bundles of wire from the new fuse box in the cloakroom which seem not to be connected to the new fuse box in the bedroom. It is difficult to see where these wires go and
establish if they are protected.
All of the power to the outside lights has been disconnected, but as we had not agreed a newscheme for outside, we wonder why.
Apart from the kitchen, the power in the rest of the house relies on 2 extension cables and plugs, one for power and lighting on the top 2 floors and one for the ground floor and cellar. This
seems to risk overloading. We are being cautious but have not received any warning about loading the system.

Was this work necessary?

Mr Manderson said he would fit two fuse boxes, one in the cloakroom and one he has positioned in the front bedroom wardrobe. We are not sure why this was necessary, but it has certainly
been costly. And the contractors who have been to the site subsequently agreed that one fuse box would have been quite adequate. One of the boxes is labled, but the other one is not.
We appreciate that there is still work to do, particularly in terms of the kitchen, but we wonder if Mr Manderson would have been able to recall accurately what each fuse is, even if he had
completed the work from17th March when I asked him not to return.
We accept that we agreed to the new ceilings, but this was because we were persuaded that there was significant risk both the contractors safety and our own because of the structure of the
existing ceiling. We question now whether this was true or simply a way of making the job easier and more costly."

Neither Napit nor our credit card company were interested in the above. At the end of each of
their complaint forms, they recommend that the offender repairs the damage.

So we employed Taylor Electrical Limited to inspect, test and produce the following report on only the condition of the elecrical installation of the current electrical system (not on whether the new electrical work
done was done according to the contract) on 11.07.2021:-
Details on Pages
10, 11, 12, 13 contain information concerning the complete rewiring of my home by Mr Manderson of Manderson Electrical Services Ltd, with the report by a qualified electrician
and this statement about the work carried out:-
"The result of my observations and testing, I am recommending that all the fixed wiring be recovered and a complete new fixed wiring installation is installed. Unfortunately the work previously 
carried out is of such a poor standard I cannot re-use any of it."
Mr Manderson is a Part P Registered Electrician with Napit; Registered Competent Person Electrical; Approved Electrician from Napit; City & Guilds Qualified; Part P Electrical Safety; and
Honest & Transparent. His firm was employed to replace all the wiring, power sockets, light switches and lights and make sure that rodents could not attack them to chew through the cables
or cause an electrical problem.

The above is repeated below with its relevant photos:-


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Photo taken by Chris Garnons-Williams In 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages.

 


Photo taken by Chris Garnons-Williams In 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages.

 


Photo taken by Chris Garnons-Williams In 1 Eastmoor Farm Cottages.

 

Poor advice and professional errors

The brief was to re-wire our home following an infestation of rodents which had damaged wiring and caused lights to fail. This had happened once before and so preventing it happening again was an absolute priority. We relied upon the professional expertise of the contractor that this could be achieved using cable cladding – Cobex. There was no mention of the lights being left vulnerable between the fitting and the transformer, but this is obviously the case now we can see how the fittings are attached. (Photo 78 Light hanging in back bedroom). If we had known this in advance,
we may have had second thoughts, given the high cost quoted.
No alternative solutions were suggested by Mr Manderson.

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We asked that rodent poison be placed throughout the cavities where wires were run and by each light, for added protection and we supplied this. Despite reassurances that this had been done, the quantity left from the order suggests this is not the case, because only 20 bags have been used despite far more than 20 lights having been fitted.
We also asked that any areas which could not be protected by Cobex should be blocked with wire wool fixed into place with expanding foam. We agreed to supply this material too, but again, it is clear that not much has been used.
Work started 19th January and was estimated to take 4 to 5 weeks. Mr Mandserson did not attend the week it snowed; he had a day off due to tooth pain, and approximately 9 other days when he has been elsewhere or undertaking parenting duties. I asked him not to return on the night of 17th March, because we were concerned that the work was not being done in accordance with our specification.
There has been no discussion with us regarding choice of fittings save in the most general terms, ie whether we wanted recessed lights. As some of our ceilings are relatively low, this is what we have had before and pendant lights would not be practical, so we agreed to recessed LED’s.
We understand that the light switch for the hall by the lounge door should have a sheath round it, but it does not. The wires from this switch would be plastered in, but go into the void outside the kitchen door. There is no obvious protection (photos 118, 60, 61 and 62), but this void is vulnerable from past experience. Photos 103-111. The light switch by the office door on the second floor
should also have had a sheath.

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In the ironing annex next to the lounge, there is an earth wire not affixed to anything, which we understand should be terminated to something to make it safe..
There is a circuit protector on the system, but given the brief, we have been advised that best practice recommendation would be for and AFD on each connection. We understand that this would be expensive, but would have minimised risk and should have been discussed with us to make a choice.
We have made staged payments, but not received any safety certificates.
In the hall, Photos 50-55 attempt to show what is inside the new ceiling space. The data cables are partly trunked, but there are sizable gaps. Why wasn’t armoured data cable used, which would have solved the problem?
We already had smoke alarms (both perfectly visible) which were allowed for in the original quote. The contractor then credited their cost back. They were installed with our burglar alarm system which is wireless, save for a hard wiring from the control panel up through the front bedroom to the outside bell. We understand that there may be an issue with this from a regulatory point of view.
This was not drawn to our attention.
As the contractor kept setting off the alarms, we opted to have them all disabled for the duration of the work, but we do not know whether the wires to the control panel have been interfered with.

 

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Poor workmanship
One of the lights in the back bedroom has been left hanging, demonstrating that a significant length of the wire is not protected. This has been drawn to the contractors attention.
The lights in the dormer bedroom wardrobe and the front bedroom wardrobe do not work. As these rooms are marked as complete, we would have expected these to have been checked.
Concern about how wires have been fed through the void exposed by lifting the flooring at the first floor landing. Why were they not put through the gap left by a missing floor board? This may have
caused a weakness in the floor. Photo 151

 

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The contractor raised concerns about drilling holes into the dining room ceiling because it was lath and plaster. He mentioned that he had researched it and the dust could carry anthrax if it contained wool. This was very alarming. It was agreed that a new ceiling could be put up. Once the batons were in place, Chris questioned whether the fittings they were using would still require drilling into the old ceiling. The contractor agreed that they would, which would completely defeat the object of leaving it intact for safety reasons. Double battening was agreed as a way forward.
We do not know if all of the holes in the old ceiling were re-filled. If not, any rodents which get into the area above the old ceiling will be able to access the new void.
On further consideration of this issue, it might have been possible to turn the batons through 90 degrees, so using them short edge up, but with long screws and avoided the need for double batons.
If Mr Manderson was unhappy about putting in the ceiling, he should have mentioned it and we could have sourced another tradesperson to do it, but he seemed content to do this work.
There is a wire sticking down from the ceiling in the dining room to re-fix a pendant light; when it is moved, there is neither noise or resistance to suggest it is in codex within the void. This is of concern.
The same issue arose in the hall, in that much of that ceiling was also lath and plaster. We agreed to it being replaced. Chris noticed a hole had not been filled in just as it was being covered with new board. The contractor apologised and asked for the wire wool and expanding foam, which was provided immediately. We cannot be confident that any other holes have been filled in; certainly no board was taken down to do so and the whole was covered up very quickly. It has been pointed out to us since I asked Mr Manderson to leave the site that the fittings chosen by the contractor will not sit flush with the ceiling because they are too deep. It is clear too that there is a significant length of wire not protected. We understand now that shorter fittings are available which would have been more appropriate for our situation, both in terms of what is left unprotected and also how the lights fit within the new ceiling void. We understood that the
lighting in the hall was finished, so not clear if this would be dealt with.
There is a portion of wire unprotected from the ceiling down to the switch outside the dining room door.
The same issue arose with the lounge ceiling. Two sizable channels had been cut to allow wires to be pulled down which revealed lath and plaster. (Photo 23) Given what Mr Manderson had said about possible toxicity, it was agreed that a new ceiling would be installed. As this was being done, Chris again pointed out that new board was being put up without the holes being filled in. Again, the contractor apologised and he was reminded that wire wool and foam were provided. Given the speed at which the new board was fixed, we cannot be confident that holes have not been left which would give easy access for rodents from above the old ceiling down into the new void.

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Photo 116

In the cellar, photos 116 and 117 show old wires connected to new lights. (photos 118, and 60 to 62) This is surprising. These wires are not protected. In addition, there are sockets
with plastic trunking tacked to the wall (photo 120-122), leading up into the ceiling, possibly into the new wall in the dining room. There is no evidence these wires are protected. (photo 73).
Why was old wiring reused?
There are bundles of wire from the new fuse box in the cloakroom which seem not to be connected to the new fuse box in the bedroom. It is difficult to see where these wires go and establish if they are protected.
All of the power to the outside lights has been disconnected, but as we had not agreed a newscheme for outside, we wonder why.
Apart from the kitchen, the power in the rest of the house relies on 2 extension cables and plugs, one for power and lighting on the top 2 floors and one for the ground floor and cellar. This seems to risk overloading. We are being cautious but have not received any warning about loading the system.

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Photo 117

 

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Photo 118

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Photo 60

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Photo 61

 

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Photo 62

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Photo 121

 

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Photo 122

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Photo 73

Was this work necessary?

Mr Manderson said he would fit two fuse boxes, one in the cloakroom and one he has positioned in the front bedroom wardrobe. We are not sure why this was necessary, but it has certainly been costly. And the contractors who have been to the site subsequently agreed that one fuse box would have been quite adequate. One of the boxes is labled, but the other one is not.
We appreciate that there is still work to do, particularly in terms of the kitchen, but we wonder if Mr Manderson would have been able to recall accurately what each fuse is, even if he had completed the work from 17th March when I asked him not to return.
We accept that we agreed to the new ceilings, but this was because we were persuaded that there was significant risk both the contractors safety and our own because of the structure of the existing ceiling. We question now whether this was true or simply a way of making the job easier and more costly."

 

This website is being created by Chris Garnons-Williams of Ivydene Horticultural Services from it's start in 2005.

I am requesting free colour photographs of any plants grown in or sold in the United Kingdom to add to the plants in the Plant Photographic Galleries and Butterfly photographs for the Butterfly on Plant Photographic Galleries.

 

Site design and content copyright ©April 2007. Page structure amended October 2012. Page structure changed February 2019 for pages concerning Trees in pavements alongside roads in Madeira. Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

It should be remembered that nothing is sold from this educational site, it simply tries to give you the best advice on what to use and where to get it (About Chris Garnons-Williams page details that no payment or commision to or from any donor of photos or adverts I place on the site in the Useful Data or other sections is made to Chris Garnons-Williams or Ivydene Horticultural Services). This website is a hobby and not for direct commercial gain for Ivydene Horticultural Services. There is no Google Adscenes or Search Facility in this website.

The information on this site is usually Verdana 14pt text (from December 2023, this is being changed from 14pt to 10pt) and all is in tabular form. This can be downloaded and sorted using WORD or other word-processing software into the order that you personally require, especially for soil subsidence, the Companion Planting Tables and the pages in the Plants section. This would be suitable for use in education as well.

I put jokes in at various places to give you a smile.

 

Main Menu to Site Map of each Topic.
The
Topic Table normally in this position (but sometimes moved to the right hand side of the page) has the SAME CONTENTS in the SAME ORDER for every one of the remaining 9762 pages in the 212 Topic folders.

Plants detailed in this website by
Botanical Name

A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, Q, R, S, T, U,
V, W, X, Y, Z ,
Bulb
A1, 2, 3, B, C1, 2,
D, E, F, G, Glad,
H, I, J, K, L1, 2,
M, N, O, P, Q, R,
S, T, U, V, W, XYZ
Evergreen Perennial
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, Q, R, S, T, U,
V, W, X, Y, Z
Herbaceous Perennial
A1, 2, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H, I, J, K, L, M,
N, O, P1, 2, Q, R,
S, T, U, V, W, XYZ,
Diascia Photo Album,
UK Peony Index
Wildflower
Botanical Names
Common Names
will be compared in:-
Flower colour/month

Evergreen Perennial
Flower Shape
Wildflower Flower Shape
and Plant Use
Evergreen Perennial Flower Shape,
Bee plants for hay-fever sufferers
Bee-Pollinated Index
Butterfly
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly Usage
of Plants.
Chalk
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, QR, S, T, UV,
WXYZ
Companion Planting
A ,B ,C ,D ,E ,F ,G ,
H ,I ,J ,K ,L ,M ,N ,
O ,P ,Q ,R ,S ,T ,
U ,V ,W , X, Y, Z
Pest Control using Plants
Fern
Fern
1000 Ground Cover
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H
, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O
, P, Q, R, S, T, U,
V
, W, XYZ
Rock Garden and Alpine Flowers
Rock Plant Flowers
Rose
Rose Use
These 5 have Page links in rows below
Bulbs from the Infill Galleries (next row),
Camera Photos A 1,
Plant Colour Wheel Uses,
Sense of Fragrance,
Wild Flower

Case Studies
...Drive Foundations
Ryegrass and turf kills plants within Roadstone and in Topsoil due to it starving and dehydrating them.
CEDAdrive creates stable drive surface and drains rain into your ground, rather than onto the public road.
8 problems caused by building house on clay or with house-wall attached to clay.
Pre-building
work on polluted soil.

Companion Planting
to provide a Companion Plant to aid your selected plant or deter its pests

Garden
Construction

with ground drains

Garden Design
...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed
Borders

......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants
........
Flower Shape
......
Camera photos of Plant supports
Garden
Maintenance

Glossary with a tomato teaching cauliflowers
Home
Library of over 1000 books
Offbeat Glossary with DuLally Bird in its flower clock.

Plants
...in
Chalk (Alkaline) Soil A-F1, A-F2,
A-F3, G-L, M-R,
M-R Roses, S-Z
...in
Heavy Clay Soil
A-F, G-L, M-R, S-Z
...in
Lime-Free (Acid) Soil A-F, G-L, M-R,
S-Z
...
in Light Sand Soil
A-F, G-L, M-R, S-Z.
...Poisonous Plants.
...Extra Plant Pages
with its 6 Plant Selection Levels

Soil
...
Interaction between 2 Quartz Sand Grains to make soil
...
How roots of plants are in control in the soil
...
Without replacing Soil Nutrients, the soil will break up to only clay, sand or silt
...
Subsidence caused by water in Clay
...
Use water ring for trees/shrubs for first 2 years.

Tool Shed with 3 kneeling pads
Useful Data with benefits of Seaweed

Topic -
Plant Photo Galleries

If the plant type below has flowers, then the first gallery will include the flower thumbnail in each month of 1 of 6 or 7 flower colour comparison pages of each plant in its subsidiary galleries, as a low-level Plant Selection Process
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape


Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus with its 40 Flower Colours
......European A-E
......European F-M
......European N-Z
......European Non-classified
......American A,
B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M,
N, O, P, Q, R, S,
T, U, V, W, XYZ
......American Non-classified
......Australia - empty
......India
......Lithuania
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
...
Each of the above ...Bulb Galleries has its own set of Flower Colour Pages
...Flower Shape
...Bulb Form

...Bulb Use

...Bulb in Soil


Further details on bulbs from the Infill Galleries:-
Hardy Bulbs
...Aconitum
...Allium
...Alstroemeria
...Anemone

...Amaryllis
...Anthericum
...Antholyzas
...Apios
...Arisaema
...Arum
...Asphodeline

...Asphodelus
...Belamcanda
...Bloomeria
...Brodiaea
...Bulbocodium

...Calochorti
...Cyclobothrias
...Camassia
...Colchicum
...Convallaria 
...Forcing Lily of the Valley
...Corydalis
...Crinum
...Crosmia
...Montbretia
...Crocus

...Cyclamen
...Dicentra
...Dierama
...Eranthis
...Eremurus
...Erythrnium
...Eucomis

...Fritillaria
...Funkia
...Galanthus
...Galtonia
...Gladiolus
...Hemerocallis

...Hyacinth
...Hyacinths in Pots
...Scilla
...Puschkinia
...Chionodoxa
...Chionoscilla
...Muscari

...Iris
...Kniphofia
...Lapeyrousia
...Leucojum

...Lilium
...Lilium in Pots
...Malvastrum
...Merendera
...Milla
...Narcissus
...Narcissi in Pots

...Ornithogalum
...Oxalis
...Paeonia
...Ranunculus
...Romulea
...Sanguinaria
...Sternbergia
...Schizostylis
...Tecophilaea
...Trillium

...Tulip
...Zephyranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs
...Acidanthera
...Albuca
...Alstroemeri
...Andro-stephium
...Bassers
...Boussing-aultias
...Bravoas
...Cypellas
...Dahlias
...Galaxis,
...Geissorhizas
...Hesperanthas

...Gladioli
...Ixias
...Sparaxises
...Babianas
...Morphixias
...Tritonias

...Ixiolirions
...Moraeas
...Ornithogalums
...Oxalises
...Phaedra-nassas
...Pancratiums
...Tigridias
...Zephyranthes
...Cooperias

Uses of Bulbs:-
...
for Bedding
...
in Windowboxes
...
in Border
...
naturalized in Grass
...
in Bulb Frame
...
in Woodland Garden
...
in Rock Garden
...
in Bowls
...
in Alpine House
...
Bulbs in Greenhouse or Stove:-
...Achimenes
...Alocasias
...Amorpho-phalluses
...Arisaemas
...Arums
...Begonias
...Bomareas
...Caladiums

...Clivias
...Colocasias
...Crinums
...Cyclamens
...Cyrtanthuses
...Eucharises
...Urceocharis
...Eurycles

...Freesias
...Gloxinias
...Haemanthus
...Hippeastrums

...Lachenalias
...Nerines
...Lycorises
...Pencratiums
...Hymenocallises
...Richardias
...Sprekelias
...Tuberoses
...Vallotas
...Watsonias
...Zephyranthes

...
Plant Bedding in
......Spring

......
Summer
...
Bulb houseplants flowering inside House during:-
......
January
......
February
......
March
......
April
......
May
......
June
......
July
......
August
......
September
......
October
......
November
......
December
...
Bulbs and other types of plant flowering during:-
......
Dec-Jan
......
Feb-Mar
......
Apr-May
......
Jun-Aug
......
Sep-Oct
......
Nov-Dec
...
Selection of the smaller and choicer plants for the Smallest of Gardens with plant flowering during the same 6 periods as in the previous selection


Climber in
3 Sector Vertical Plant System
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial is to compare every plant in this website, starting from July 2022
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evergreen
...Heather Shrub
...Heather Index
......Andromeda
......Bruckenthalia
......Calluna
......Daboecia
......Erica: Carnea
......Erica: Cinerea
......Erica: Others
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evergreen
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous
Perennial

...P -Herbaceous
...Peony
...Flower Shape
...RHS Wisley
......Mixed Border
......Other Borders
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron

Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use - page links in row 6. Rose, RHS Wisley and Other Roses rose indices on each Rose Use page
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Pruning Methods
Photo Index
R 1, 2, 3
Peter Beales Roses
RV Roger
Roses

Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable
Wild Flower and
Butterfly page links are in next row

Topic -
Butterflies in the UK mostly use native UK wildflowers.

Butterfly Species.

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly Usage
of Plants.

Plant Usage by
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly.

Wild Flower
...Flower Shape of all wildflower/ cultivated plants with Landscape USA Uses

7 Flower Colours per month and
UK Plant Uses
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
....Scented Flower, Foliage, Root
....Story of their Common Names
....Use of Plant with Flowers
....Use for Non-Flowering Plants
....Edible Plant Parts
....Flower Legend
....Flowering plants of Chalk and Limestone Page 1, Page 2
....Flowering plants of Acid Soil Page 1
...Brown Botanical Names
....Food for
Butterfly/Moth

...Cream Common Names
....Coastal and Dunes
....Sandy Shores and Dunes
...Green Note
....Broad-leaved
Woods

...Mauve Note
....Grassland - Acid, Neutral, Chalk
...Multi-Cols Note
....Heaths and Moors
...Orange Note
....Hedgerows and Verges
...Pink A-G Note
....Lakes, Canals and Rivers
...Pink H-Z Note
....Marshes, Fens,
Bogs

...Purple Note
....Old Buildings and Walls
...Red Note
....Pinewoods
...White A-D Note
....Saltmarshes
....Shingle Beaches, Rocks and Cliff Tops
...White E-P Note
....Other
...White Q-Z Note
....Number of Petals
...Yellow A-G Note
....Pollinator
...Yellow H-Z Note
....Poisonous Parts
...Shrub/Tree Note
....River Banks and
other Freshwater Margins


Poisonous
Wildflower Plants.


You know its name, use
Wild Flower Plant Index a-h, i-p, q-z.
You know which habitat it lives in, use
on
Acid Soil,
on
Calcareous
(Chalk) Soil
,
on
Marine Soil,
on
Neutral Soil,
is a
Fern,
is a
Grass,
is a
Rush, or
is a
Sedge.
You have seen its flower, use Comparison Pages containing Wild Flower Plants and Cultivated Plants in the
Colour Wheel Gallery.

Each plant named in each of the 180 Wildflower Family Pages within their 23 Galleries may have a link to:-
1) its Plant Description Page in its Common Name column in one of those Wildflower Plant Galleries and will have links,
2) to external sites to purchase the plant or seed in its Botanical Name column,
3) to see photos in its Flowering Months column and
4) to read habitat details in its Habitat Column.

WILD FLOWER FAMILY PAGE MENU
Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
Arrow-Grass
Arum
Balsam
Bamboo
Barberry
Bedstraw
Beech
Bellflower
Bindweed
Birch
Birds-Nest
Birthwort
Bogbean
Bog Myrtle
Borage
Box
Broomrape
Buckthorn
Buddleia
Bur-reed
Buttercup
Butterwort
Cornel (Dogwood)
Crowberry
Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
Daffodil
Daisy
Daisy Cudweeds
Daisy Chamomiles
Daisy Thistle
Daisy Catsears Daisy Hawkweeds
Daisy Hawksbeards
Daphne
Diapensia
Dock Bistorts
Dock Sorrels
Clubmoss
Duckweed
Eel-Grass
Elm
Filmy Fern
Horsetail
Polypody
Quillwort
Royal Fern
Figwort - Mulleins
Figwort - Speedwells
Flax
Flowering-Rush
Frog-bit
Fumitory
Gentian
Geranium
Glassworts
Gooseberry
Goosefoot
Grass 1
Grass 2
Grass 3
Grass Soft
Bromes 1

Grass Soft
Bromes 2

Grass Soft
Bromes 3

Hazel
Heath
Hemp
Herb-Paris
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horned-Pondweed
Hornwort
Iris
Ivy
Jacobs Ladder
Lily
Lily Garlic
Lime
Lobelia
Loosestrife
Mallow
Maple
Mares-tail
Marsh Pennywort
Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
Mesem-bryanthemum
Mignonette
Milkwort
Mistletoe
Moschatel
Naiad
Nettle
Nightshade
Oleaster
Olive
Orchid 1
Orchid 2
Orchid 3
Orchid 4
Parnassus-Grass
Peaflower
Peaflower
Clover 1

Peaflower
Clover 2

Peaflower
Clover 3

Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
Pink 1
Pink 2
Pipewort
Pitcher-Plant
Plantain
Pondweed
Poppy
Primrose
Purslane
Rannock Rush
Reedmace
Rockrose
Rose 1
Rose 2
Rose 3
Rose 4
Rush
Rush Woodrushes
Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
Sandalwood
Saxifrage
Seaheath
Sea Lavender
Sedge Rush-like
Sedges Carex 1
Sedges Carex 2
Sedges Carex 3
Sedges Carex 4
Spindle-Tree
Spurge
Stonecrop
Sundew
Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
Teasel
Thyme 1
Thyme 2
Umbellifer 1
Umbellifer 2
Valerian
Verbena
Violet
Water Fern
Waterlily
Water Milfoil
Water Plantain
Water Starwort
Waterwort
Willow
Willow-Herb
Wintergreen
Wood-Sorrel
Yam
Yew

Topic -
The following is a complete hierarchical Plant Selection Process

dependent on the Garden Style chosen
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

Topic -

All Flowers 53 with
...Use of Plant and
Flower Shape
- page links in bottom row

All Foliage 53
instead of redundant
...(All Foliage 212)


All Flowers
per Month 12


Bee instead of wind pollinated plants for hay-fever sufferers
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers
per Month
12
...Index

Rock Garden and Alpine Flowers
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours
per Month Index

...All Plants Index

Topic -
Use of Plant in your Plant Selection Process

Plant Colour Wheel Uses
with
1. Perfect general use soil is composed of 8.3% lime, 16.6% humus, 25% clay and 50% sand, and
2. Why you are continually losing the SOIL STRUCTURE so your soil - will revert to clay, chalk, sand or silt.
Uses of Plant and Flower Shape:-
...Foliage Only
...Other than Green Foliage
...Trees in Lawn
...Trees in Small Gardens
...Wildflower Garden
...Attract Bird
...Attract Butterfly
1
, 2
...Climber on House Wall
...Climber not on House Wall
...Climber in Tree
...Rabbit-Resistant
...Woodland
...Pollution Barrier
...Part Shade
...Full Shade
...Single Flower provides Pollen for Bees
1
, 2, 3
...Ground-Cover
<60
cm
60-180cm
>180cm
...Hedge
...Wind-swept
...Covering Banks
...Patio Pot
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border
...Poisonous
...Adjacent to Water
...Bog Garden
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Winter-Flowering
...Fragrant
...Not Fragrant
...Exhibition
...Standard Plant is 'Ball on Stick'
...Upright Branches or Sword-shaped leaves
...Plant to Prevent Entry to Human or Animal
...Coastal Conditions
...Tolerant on North-facing Wall
...Cut Flower
...Potted Veg Outdoors
...Potted Veg Indoors
...Thornless
...Raised Bed Outdoors Veg
...Grow in Alkaline Soil A-F, G-L, M-R,
S-Z
...Grow in Acidic Soil
...Grow in Any Soil
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Grow Bulbs Indoors

Uses of Bedding
...Bedding Out
...Filling In
...Screen-ing
...Pots and Troughs
...Window Boxes
...Hanging Baskets
...Spring Bedding
...Summer Bedding
...Winter Bedding
...Foliage instead of Flower
...Coleus Bedding Photos for use in Public Domain 1

Uses of Bulb
...Other than Only Green Foliage
...Bedding or Mass Planting
...Ground-Cover
...Cut-Flower
...Tolerant of Shade
...In Woodland Areas
...Under-plant
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Covering Banks
...In Water
...Beside Stream or Water Garden
...Coastal Conditions
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border or Back-ground Plant
...Fragrant Flowers
...Not Fragrant Flowers
...Indoor
House-plant

...Grow in a Patio Pot
...Grow in an Alpine Trough
...Grow in an Alpine House
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Speciman Plant
...Into Native Plant Garden
...Naturalize in Grass
...Grow in Hanging Basket
...Grow in Window-box
...Grow in Green-house
...Grow in Scree
...Naturalized Plant Area
...Grow in Cottage Garden
...Attracts Butterflies
...Attracts Bees
...Resistant to Wildlife
...Bulb in Soil:-
......Chalk
......Clay
......Sand
......Lime-Free (Acid)
......Peat

Uses of Rose
Rose Index

...Bedding 1, 2
...Climber /Pillar
...Cut-Flower 1, 2
...Exhibition, Speciman
...Ground-Cover
...Grow In A Container 1, 2
...Hedge 1, 2
...Climber in Tree
...Woodland
...Edging Borders
...Tolerant of Poor Soil 1, 2
...Tolerant of Shade
...Back of Border
...Adjacent to Water
...Page for rose use as ARCH ROSE, PERGOLA ROSE, COASTAL CONDITIONS ROSE, WALL ROSE, STANDARD ROSE, COVERING BANKS or THORNLESS ROSES.
...FRAGRANT ROSES
...NOT FRAGRANT ROSES

Topic -
Camera Photo Galleries showing all 4000 x 3000 pixels of each photo on your screen that you can then click and drag it to your desktop as part of a Plant Selection Process:-

RHS Garden at Wisley

Plant Supports -
Pages
1
, 2, 3, 8, 11,
12, 13,
Plants 4, 7, 10,
Bedding Plants 5,
Plant Supports for Unknown Plants 5
,
Clematis Climbers 6,
the RHS does not appear to either follow it's own pruning advice or advice from The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown.
ISBN 0-571-11084-3 with the plants in Pages 1-7 of this folder. You can see from looking at both these resources as to whether the pruning carried out on the remainder of the plants in Pages 7-15 was correct.

Narcissus (Daffodil) 9,
Phlox Plant Supports 14, 15

Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, Index

National Trust Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
Plant Supports -
Pages for Gallery 1

with Plant Supports
1, 5, 10
Plants
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
11, 12
Recommended Rose Pruning Methods 13
Pages for Gallery 2
with Plant Supports
2
,
Plants 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Dry Garden of
RHS Garden at
Hyde Hall

Plants - Pages
without Plant Supports
Plants 1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Nursery of
Peter Beales Roses
Display Garden

Roses Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Nursery of
RV Roger

Roses - Pages
A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,
A6,A7,A8,A9,A10,
A11,A12,A13,A14,
B15,
B16,B17,B18,B19,
B20,
B21,B22,B23,B24,
B25,
B26,B27,B28,B29,
B30,
C31,C32,C33,C34,
C35,
C36,C37,C38,C39,
C40,
C41,CD2,D43,D44,
D45,
D46,D47,D48,D49,
E50,
E51,E52,F53,F54,
F55,
F56,F57,G58,G59,
H60,
H61,I62,K63,L64,
M65,
M66,N67,P68,P69,
P70,
R71,R72,S73,S74,
T75,
V76,Z77, 78,

Damage by Plants in Chilham Village - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4

Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13
for trees 1-54,
14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
for trees 55-95,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
36, 37,
for trees 95-133,
38, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45,
for trees 133-166

Chris Garnons-Williams
Work Done - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Identity of Plants
Label Problems - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11

Ron and Christine Foord - 1036 photos only inserted so far - Garden Flowers - Start Page of each Gallery
AB1 ,AN14,BA27,
CH40,CR52,DR63,
FR74,GE85,HE96,

Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens - 1187
A 1, 2, Photos - 43
B 1, Photos - 13
C 1, Photos - 35
D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Photos - 411
with Plants causing damage to buildings in Chilham Village and Damage to Trees in Pavements of Funchal
E 1, Photos - 21
F 1, Photos - 1
G 1, Photos - 5
H 1, Photos - 21
I 1, Photos - 8
J 1, Photos - 1
K 1, Photos - 1
L 1, Photos - 85
with Label Problems
M 1, Photos - 9
N 1, Photos - 12
O 1, Photos - 5
P 1, Photos - 54
Q 1, Photos -
R 1, 2, 3,
Photos - 229
S 1, Photos - 111
T 1, Photos - 13
U 1, Photos - 5
V 1, Photos - 4
W 1, Photos - 100
with Work Done by Chris Garnons-Williams
X 1 Photos -
Y 1, Photos -
Z 1 Photos -
Articles/Items in Ivydene Gardens - 88
Flower Colour, Num of Petals, Shape and
Plant Use of:-
Rock Garden
within linked page

Topic -
Fragrant Plants:-

Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders
Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3
Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2
Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5
Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3
Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2
Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2

Topic -
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