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daituom

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

figrat
Small town/ big village on the southern edge of Dartmoor.
Paul N

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.

figrat
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!

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jude5

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

Hello, like Daitoum I garden in Newport, south wales - its been a wet and windy week here
Paul N

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

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.

sotongeoff
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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.

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

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

figrat
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.

Carrickfergus,Northern Ireland

Ronniekav

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. 

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weejenny

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

LORELEI

A very wet Bristol !

lindsaywanda2

A very wet and windy southeast Ireland !

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

 

kate1123

Yes, available on amazon etc.