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25/04/2012 at 22:08

So where does everyone live and garden? Marion is obviously in Bristol. I am just across the water from her in Cwmbran, South East Wales, though I also garden in Newport and Cardiff .lol

26/04/2012 at 09:38

south lake district

26/04/2012 at 09:42
Small town/ big village on the southern edge of Dartmoor.
26/04/2012 at 10:24

Hi peeps. North Kent on the Downs. Chalky soil. I've just finished reading Vita Sachville-West's Garden Book. Quite an enjoyable read. Figrat, My ancestors came from near Dartmoor - Harberton, Harbertonford and Dartmouth, ten generations of farmers, before my grandfather left for the London Docks and Kent.

26/04/2012 at 10:39
I know all those places Paul. I've done a lot of sailing, and Dartmouth was my home port. Also have Kent links, my sister lives near Canterbury ( and is a fab gardener), Bloke's from Kent and at one time lived in Sissinghurst...his garden backed on to the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle. But he's a rubbish gardener!
26/04/2012 at 19:50

Chester (Cheshire) often  favourable weather-wise as we seem to miss the worst of north and south systems, not this week though

26/04/2012 at 22:24
Hello, like Daitoum I garden in Newport, south wales - its been a wet and windy week here
26/04/2012 at 22:51

Marion, Loved the t-shirt. I've sent off for one for my wife

27/04/2012 at 09:34

My seeds are very slow to come up this tear in the greenhouse, can anybody put their thinking cap on and have an answer for this.

Also do i need to put vermiculite over  my lobelia and begonia seeds.

27/04/2012 at 10:28
les forster wrote (see)

My seeds are very slow to come up this tear in the greenhouse, can anybody put their thinking cap on and have an answer for this.

Also do i need to put vermiculite over  my lobelia and begonia seeds.


Not warm enough is the usual reason -what is it you are trying to grow-is it a heated or cold greenhouse?

A small covering of vermiculite will help to keep the moisture in but allow light through-these are tiny seeds.

27/04/2012 at 10:37

Thats very helpful thank you.I will put the heater back on and put some vermiculite over my lobelia and begonia seeds...

28/04/2012 at 17:35

Rossall Beach...up the coast North of Blackpool, big garden, well to me anyway (approx  43ft x 63ft), but concrete paths leading nowhere, well, round 2 large raised beds with a lawn in the middle, then another bigger lawn nearer the house. Really enjoying mulling over what to do. BUT...looking at design ideas...no comment on where to put the washing line (I'm a fan of AT and have his books...no comment on washing line...he is male tho'...), any ideas? don't want a rotary one...call me sad but I love to watch the washing blowing on a long line ha ha

28/04/2012 at 17:42
Agree with you re watching washing blowing on the line! I only notiiced what an eyesore washing lines can be when mine fell down about 5 years ago. I don't like the rotary ones either, so I bought a retractable one, only takes a minute or two to pull it out and fix it, voila - 15 metres of clothesline, which disappears after use.
28/04/2012 at 17:46

Carrickfergus,Northern Ireland

09/06/2012 at 17:07

I have a rotary washing line, and love to see the washing blowing on it.  When it is dry I fold it down, put the cover on and tuck it into a corner till next time. 

10/06/2012 at 20:15

inverness, Highlands Scotland, Where the last frosts can be end of June and the first of the year in September. Im with you Debbie I love to see my washing blowing I have a rotary line, in an ideal world Id rather it wasnt in the garden

11/06/2012 at 18:55

A very wet Bristol !

14/06/2012 at 20:40

A very wet and windy southeast Ireland !

14/06/2012 at 21:58

does anyone know if Alan Titchmarsh has brought out a book covering his love your garden  tv series ?. looking forward to new series 26th june

 

14/06/2012 at 22:56

Yes, available on amazon etc.

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