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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 08:21

Your garden is so beautiful David S and more in advance of mine. I'm in SW France.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 23:07

Night all.

I'm going to lunch with son No 2 and DIL and new baby grandson tomorrow.  DIL's parents will be there. I've made a choc mousse, but forgot to add the last egg white so it's very dark and chocolatey. Taking lettuce and strawberries from garden too.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 22:57

You seem amazingly cheerful about it all! Because it couldn't have been pleasant with all the shock of it all and the unpleasant tests and then the op. But great that everyone was so nice. Are you by any chance a Jehovah's Witness, or something, that talk about transfusions?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 18:36

Sunny but still quite windy. Spent most of the day in the flower garden. Planted annuals and a few perennials, such as penstemons from cuttings and salvias from plug plants, in all the gaps in the middle bed where there were tulips and daffodils. But found evidence of mole tunnelling  Weeded round the sundial and dug up the old violas, planted blue farinacea salvias and yellow limoncello petunias, grown from seed.

Glad to see you puncdoc, relief that you are still alive.

Yummy looking cakes, Fairygirl.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 13:43

Then he could have shown us cheaper methods without mentioning names.

I've made a warm propagator using my old dog's (who died) plastic basket filled with sand with a heating cable in it - bought cheaply on the internet.

You can't compare Masterchef, that is a competiton, GW isn't. The equivalent would be one of the gardening shows, like Malvern or Tatton Park. Chelsea being like one of the professional chef competitions.

Delia Smith, certainly in her early shows, cooked in her own kitchen using fairly normal equipment.

forget me nots -

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:06

I've started clearing them to make room for summer flowering plants.

Can't PM anyone

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:59

Others have complained of this on the "Hello Forkers" thread.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:58

I love that one, so pretty.

My sweet peas have at last started to grow properly  Sowed them in Feb, only a third germinated, when I planted them out they seemed static for ages.

Funny, this thread didn't come up in my email notifications, so missed 2 or 3 pages, just read back.

Border problem

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:49

The Lobelia will catch up. Summer bedding plants flower for a long time. Just wait, won't be long.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:48

Sorry, advance warning, bit of a rant coming up, but I don't often rant.

Last night on GW on TV Monty said that one indispensable piece of kit he has is his warm bed with heated cables in it. He said it cost £700 years ago and has saved him 10s of thousands of £s. Then he said if you can't afford that he had something cheaper, a big heated pad to put under seed trays. That cost £100. I don't see the average gardener affording that sort of thing, you need a huge GH to put it all in for a start. I think GW should be more for the average gardener.

Or are we all interested to see that anyway? How I miss Geoff Hamilton and all the things he showed us how to make cheaply.

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