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Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:01

Well, on reading through this again, the poor old BeeB has no chance of getting it right! We are all different and we all have different ideas.

Must admit I do like Nikki Chapman, especially on Escape to the Country, she's so smiley, nice looking, but not smart and sophisticated. She also likes horses and so do I, not that that has anything to do with gardening (apart from manure!).

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 09:44
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I have a large south facing garden, Louise, but it has terrible soil. Shallow clay on limestone rock, very alkali. First year all the plants in the veg garden were yellow and short and the roses needed sequestrene But that was 23 years ago. Now, after tons of manure, a big love of gardening, arthritic hands (too much weeding) it looks like this.

Have also had problems with deer eating my plants and roses, now this bit and the veg garden are fenced. Has bindweed too!

It was a bramble and nettle patch with a farmyard and knee deep grass in 1990.

 

dahlia tubers in ground through winter question.

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:10

I don't dig my dahlias up and most of them survive, but every canna I've left in the ground has died. So I'm surprised Blairs says Cannas are hardier.The dahlias in the ground have leaves by May, but that may be because in Dordogne the warm weather starts earlier, but the winters are usually colder than in the UK.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:00

That's lovely chicky and the red vase goes so well with them.

Newbie joined today :)

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:59

Hello Cleo, if you fancy a chat come and say hello on "Hello Forkers" the chat thread. Or perhaps you have and I need to go and have a look!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:57

Won't they cut get cut off with the hedge when it's cut?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:54

Email notifications were working until a few days ago. Now they've stopped. Anyone else have this problem?

Happy birthday Chicklet.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:46

Sorry, don't know about chicken forums. I kept chickens and ducks in the UK years ago, but not here.

Lovely sunny day. Weeded, transplanted snowdrops, including putting some in my pot with a hosta. Then I rode my little horse, haven't ridden all winter so it was only in the field. One excitable moment, but otherwise she was pretty good.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 11:53

I'm always worried about sowing in the autumn, never managed broad beans. Here in Dordogne the winters are usually colder than in the UK. -10° is quite normal, and we have snow. No protection from the gulf stream! The winter we've just had has been much milder than usual and very wet.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:28

I'll reserve judgement until I've seen them. But I thought Alan T. was good as a presenter of Chelsea, lively, intelligent, a real gardener. I do think, though, that the girl presenter should also be a gardener, not just a pretty face, and I'm sure there are plenty of girl gardeners with pretty faces.

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