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Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 09:14

The judicious use of chemicals is definitely beneficial. Many plants and animals have chemical defences, you can't get more natural than that. All chemicals cause changes that is why they are used. Having said that to use chemicals indiscriminately is wrong and a waste of time and money.

Go on brag about your Autumn Foliage!!!!

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:38

 This morning 9.00am


Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:23

Just in from the garden.

when will the grass stop growing ? Very wet but must try to cut this afternoon.

too long already, only excuse returned Tuesday from 14 nights on the Braemar, anyone else been on that ship, our favourite


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 10:57

A wall of colour, greetings from Tenerife.  

hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 05:14 has more info.

hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 05:09

I would consider a shrub rather than a tree. In my experience Hornbeam hedges need to be wide and tall to look good.

I would consider Pyracantha, it's evergreen has attractive berries, grows quickly and has thorns, much more suitable in my opinion.

Monty don new series

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 08:05

My mother use to say that you appreciate something more if you work to get it.

these new gardens will be loved a lot longer than those produced by a team of people over three days.

a years hard work creates a bond, the triumphs and disasters will be remembered.

MD is the right person to host the programme  and does it very well.

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 04:33

The Secret Life of Trees, Colin Tudge.



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 07:11

Wouldn't want UKIP in power or indeed the Lib Dems, but do think they stop the excesses of both the Tories and Labour.

In my experience gardeners would make the best politicians, they make plans for the future, accept failure and try again, communicate with others ( this forum a prime example) and share their knowledge and produce.

Greenhouse Gallery

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:23

Digger one of the benefits of retirement is to indulge yourself, spending the kids inheritance.

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Greenhouse Gallery

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Cyclamen which way up

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Kew Garden job cuts

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Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

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Greenhouse solutions

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Perlite or Vermiculite

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My favourite nurseries

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Autumn Colour

Trees are for life not just for burning 
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In the garden this morning 
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