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Barbara Harrison

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Posted: Today at 20:07

I am so envious! Here on the NE coast there have been a lot of dull, cool days but we have had some scorchers.

Monty Don.

Posted: Today at 20:00

I remember the days were there were hour specials. Today we seem to be getting less GW. I can accept that in order to appear in other programmes, something has to give as far as Monty is concerned but is he spreading himself too thinly? There are a lot of fill - ins with plant collections and garden visits; interesting but formulaic. Could there not be a sharing of the presentation?

Monty Don.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:00

I worry that GW could be phased out in future regardless of presenter. Instant fix and celebrity driven gardening seems to be taking over from down to earth (sorry) gardening. As for Monty, my frustration is that we see him start/plant something then it either disappears or the finished article appears without seeing the process.

Sweet Bell Peppers

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:07

Just watched the youtube link recommended by Kitchen Gardener. Novel way to treat peppers. I will be giving it a go. Well worth a watch!

Quality of bought potting compost

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:27

Peat free composts are certainly variable but on the whole I haven't had too many problems. I am finding it a problem getting them from smaller outlets especially New Horizon (the best). Having run out I left it to my husband to get some. He came back with a peat based compost. I was desperate so I used it but have had many problems, the worst of which was mould. Swings and roundabouts with all composts.

disappointing spuds

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:12

I will certainly try steaming although I am usually careful when I boil. I did try just simmering but they still turned out floury.

disappointing spuds

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:21

Thanks I did think I might have cooked them wrong.

disappointing spuds

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:41

It's worth trying. I was so disappointed having looked forward to home grown new potatoes.

disappointing spuds

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:03

I have just dug my first potatoes, Charlotte. Good size and yield but when I boiled them the outsides peeled off and they were floury. Is this a horticultural or culinary problem? 

Leggy Courgettes seedlings

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:57

I sowed mine two weeks ago in a heated propagator. They are now in the greenhouse and won't go outside until the end of this month. 

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