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22/07/2012 at 11:03
Gary Hobson wrote (see)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01l44r8/Gardeners_World_2012_2013_Episode_15/

To see the carrot disaster, move the cursor to 13 minutes, 30 secs. Just before that, Rachel dT's very unhappy non-flowering dahlias are at 10.40.

I think it's good of Monty (and Rdt) to show scenes like that. It makes the viewers realise that they are not alone when things don't work.

22/07/2012 at 11:12

Yes, that bit was just on now. He's just sown Autumn King ones. That's what ours are, so will be interesting to see how he gets on with those. Ours are in the ground and in containers.

22/07/2012 at 11:28

If you have any seeds left you could sow some more now, to provide a later crop.

Carrots sometimes do better in containers, if the soil is compacted or heavy. You'll see which works best for you.

22/07/2012 at 13:10

@Insomnia1973 I am currently trying to take cuttings from a decorative vine, if I am succesfull I can put your name on one for next year?

22/07/2012 at 14:31

Cost of charging up my bike is a lot cheaper than driving the car out to the garden centre and i know all the short cuts. Went out there on friday morning and stocked up with seeds for the time being.

22/07/2012 at 17:31

I had to pull out a grape vine I'd put in the garden before we got our dog, as grapes are very poisonous to them. Just in case others don't know.

May I ask you about your bike Maud? I'm wondering whether to look into converting my bike to an electric one (you can get them converted), as it's much hillier here than I realised until I bought a bike!  It's put me off using it at all really. How much help is an electric bike? I think it would have to make it considerably easier to get me into cycling. 

 

22/07/2012 at 23:28

Wow Lokelani, I never knew that! I haven't got a dog, but still useful to know.

Gary, no seeds left. They were victim to Jess's butter fingers!

joslow, that would be great! Thankyou!

23/07/2012 at 08:56

Lots of people don't know Insomnia, I'll bet lots get given a bit of mince pie at Christmas with raisins in. Onions are less known too, although most people now know chocolate can be dangerous for them. I grew up with dogs & am still learning!

Off to water greenhouse, everything collapsed yesterday in the unaccustomed heat, until I watered it!

 

23/07/2012 at 19:40

Yes, people probably wouldn't think of mince pies either. Oh my. I knew about the chocolate, but not onions.

Hope your greenhouse plants were ok today.

27/07/2012 at 09:43

Lokelani. Didnt know you could convert an ordinary bike. I,ve had my bike about 6 years and his name is Alan. Dont know what i would do without it as i have serious back problems back and unable to pedal a normal bike. 1 charge will get me into town and back about 4 times, thats a 3 mile round trip. I go everywhere and know there is more of them i dont get so many funny looks still get a few comments though. A wonderful sense of freedom as i dont have to rely on the buses or ask other people for a lift. I have to pedal a little bit but then after that in zooming along, well about 15 miles a hour.

27/07/2012 at 10:05

"I,ve had my bike about 6 years and his name is Alan."

 

Strange.....all the bikes I have ever rode have been women!

28/07/2012 at 10:53


28/07/2012 at 10:56

David K- I find your comment offensive

28/07/2012 at 11:19
Hollie- Hock wrote (see)

David K- I find your comment offensive

 

Please do feel free to report it to the moderators if you were offended......it was only intended to add a little humour to the proceedings.

28/07/2012 at 12:49

LOL Hollie. I think it was only meant to be a joke. Me and David are from the same area roughly. That's our silly sense of humour.

28/07/2012 at 13:19
Insomnia1973 wrote (see)

LOL Hollie. I think it was only meant to be a joke. Me and David are from the same area roughly. That's our silly sense of humour.

Nuff of that me girl...'silly sense of humour'? We take our humour very seriously this side of the Chase.

28/07/2012 at 13:31

Must be just us lot this side that are mad as hatters then!

28/07/2012 at 15:06

I've certainly heard of some wacky tea parties thereabouts!  

28/07/2012 at 18:36

Yep!! That will be me! Ha ha ha. Actually, it's just the way I like it!

28/07/2012 at 20:12

Ah well it takes all sorts.........I'll be the Cheshire Cat

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