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Gardeners World new season

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:24

I watched it, liked the chicken. Disappointed in Joe's cottage garden. He always designs with staight lines and I prefer curves and colour. He's better at contemporary. Monty's veg garden has to be the tidiest I've ever seen. Mine's a mess, but I'm gradually getting round it. Do weeds grow in winter in England? They sure do in France.

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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:19

My veg beds have manure put on them late autumn to be worked in in the spring but manure comes from my horses who eat a lot of hay full of wildflower seeds - which aren't wildflowers but are weeds in the veg garden. Seeds seem to survive the rotting process.

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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:12

Derek, that was interesting about Jethro Tull. In our charity quiz last night one of the questions was "who invented the seed drill?"

Did anyone watch GW or have you all recorded it? I was expecting a load of happy bunnies and lots of GW chat. Why does Joe Swift always design in straight lines? I thought a cottage garden would lend itself to curves and colour - but not according to Jo. Monty's veg garden is so tidy I find it a bit soulless, but it is empty at the moment. Why does my veg garden always have weeds? No, don't answer that one, it's because I don't weed it often enough!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:51

Hello Bunny, do you mean the ones on the right? They are Phlomis Russeliana.

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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:11

Can't say I fancy Geoff's outfit, think he should choose something else.

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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:09

I'm not SAD, just tired after last night. We didn't feel like doing all the washing up last night (42 people, charity evening) so I just bundled all the crockery and cutlery into the car (packed not loose!) and washed it all up this morning. Tomorrow got to clean kitchen and dining rooms for Sunday lunch guests.

Yesterday was lovely so I planted onion sets and sowed broad beans and mangetout peas. Have I posted that already?  All the packets said sow from February.

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Posted: 08/03/2013 at 18:22

I wish I looked like that !!

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 18:12

SwissSue, that was a lovely garden, the planners are mad. How heartbreaking for her.

March in your Garden

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 15:18

Thank you Verdun, I'll try that.

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 15:16

The plant reviewing system has been weird for some time now, but it's the same for everyone!

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no emails as well as small text

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