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Chelsea 2016 coverage.

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 14:16

There were various comments throughout the week ( I know Alex Polizzi was one who alluded to it), that these days it is all very "corporate", and I feel there is an element of the Emperor's New Clothes about some of it. I used to love watching it, but this year more than ever, I have found myself fast forwarding through vast chunks of my recordings. I was interested in Monty's comments as he always strikes me as someone who doesn't suffer fools gladly - he must have had to bite his tongue at times!!

Does anyone know the judges comments re: giving the Yorkshire garden "only" a silver medal?

I think I have come to believe that Chelsea is more  a luvvie fest these days with the corporate giants throwing money at Show Gardens to get their names in the spotlight - and am I being too cynical to be surprised that M&G Investments who support the show, got a Gold medal for their garden? Don't get me wrong, it deserved it, but if it had been the Yorkshire show garden, would that still have got Silver?


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 22:06

Is there any coverage of the show on the "Red Button" this year? Haven't seen it mentioned anywhere & it seemed to be the only way to get a real look at the Floral Marquee. I get fed up of the constant coverage of the big show gardens

Chelsea Show Gardens

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 09:57

Oh, for a garden with curves ! it seems to be straight lines all over the place.

I seem to recall Alan Titchmarsh saying something similar last year.

Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:08

I've just caught up with the last couple of episodes and agree that Monty comes across as much more empathetic. I'm sure I read somewhere that he asked the producers to find people who were prepared to get more stuck in than those on the first series - I recall there were a few who didn't make the progress he'd expected them to.

Wildlife in enclosed rear garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:05

Do you know anyone who has a "night vision" camera you could borrow ? We have one from Aldi for watching our hedgehogs ( & cats, foxes etc!).

Hedgehog Help

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 15:03

Already signed - see the total is heading towards 24,000 .

Love hedgehogs, we have them in the garden & I think one is hibernating in our hedgehog house, but don't like to disturb him/her.

GW + Monty + Nigel = spring

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 11:08

I enjoyed the item about the Salutation garden - it looked so beautiful. All those dahlias! Off to the garden centre this week for some tubers .

I loved Nigel & Nellie, but was so distracted by them, I had to keep "rewinding" to pay attention to Monty ! 

Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 22:07

I would like to know this as well ! My husband cut the stem with the seed pods off & I have hung it up in my greenhouse to dry them out.I've no idea if this will work or if it's the right thing to do  .If it's successful, when do I sow them & how long should I expect germination to  take?

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 14:32

Will do !!

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:09

Thanks Fairygirl. I didn't think they'd get this far to be honest, so I'd hate to lose them ! I think you're right, cold frame is the way to go 

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