Posted: 22/06/2012 at 23:46
Kate1123, I'm not a newbie gardener. I've been gardening for over 40 years, but I get very frustrated seeing these TV programmes which appear to show what I know is impossible in northern areas without greenhouses or polytunnels, etc. In a normal household setting (I have a medium sized garden with raised beds for veg and lots of lawn and flower/shrub areas) I'm only starting off the summer season and they are already way ahead.
Weejenny, I agree with your month difference. But it also makes our growing season so much shorter. May to October becomes June to September.
Zoomer44, I try to think 'outside the box' - it's part of gardening in difficult conditions, but this weather makes it so much more difficult. GW just doesn't seem to acknowledge this.