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No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 09:53

Thanks for explaining Becks. In that case that is nothing to do with the GW forum. It's a different thing altogether. So everyone, let's just keep using this forum as we always do. People are all different so there are bound to be a few strange posts here from time to time but please don't let it spoil our enjoyment of this forum. It feels as though some of us here are becoming internet friends, which is nice. Verdun, stop worrying and be our friend here - we need your expertise! 


Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:36

Has anyone heard the cuckoo yet? I know it's a horrid bird that chucks eggs out of their nests but it always seems that spring is here when you here the cuckoo. I heard it over a week ago and was so excited but then it rained and I forgot to tell anyone.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:30

No gardening for me today. Made sandwiches for orchestra and some of the choir for supper before concert that OH was singing in. Made cakes yesterday. Packed it all up, fed performers, watched concert, got back half an hour ago unpacked it and OH and I have just been having a late supper with the remaining sandwiches. Concert went down well. They are repeating it tomorrow in another town.

Soil improvement

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 10:35

I have clay and stony limestone and everytime I have made a bed I add loads of rotted manure and bags of cheap compost. But when we first did the part of the garden that is on top of the old farmyard we added a couple of lorry loads of topsoil, but of course, you won't need anything like that amount for one bed!

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 10:30

Morning all, busy day today, making sandwiches for 30 orchestra for concert OH is singing in tonight. Have to record GW. Really enjoyed Beechgrove on BBC Scotland last night, they crammed such a lot in although it was snowing so actual gardening was out.

Fork Handles

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 22:58

Goodnight all, if anyone is still here!

Fork Handles

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 22:56

Those weddings sound lovely too. But what matters most is that you're happy. Everytime we go on holiday OH calls it a honeymoon!

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:51

Cut it back as much as you want to to keep it tidy, you don't have to cut it far if it's how you want, just snip bits off if they grow unevenly. If it's healthy in the pot you could leave it there, remembering to feed and water it.

You don't need to write in capital letters, in computer speak that is shouting. If the print is too small for you it's because there is a problem with the site at the moment. Press Control  and + or Control and - to reduce.

Where do you shop - for greenhouse benches etc

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:35

I don't think it has anything to do with the BBC. A lot of people on this forum don't have a greenhouse or can't afford the sort of equipment shown on websites. But I have had a lot of useful tips from forum members. You are just as capable of looking on websites as any of us.

I bought my wooden bench in a French supermarket in the spring promotions. It looks a bit like this and was a bit cheaper. I live in France so that bit of information probably won't be of much use to you.

The rest of my shelving I bought in a very cheap flatpack furniture shop and I treated it with wood preserver.

When I have a lot of baby plants in the spring I put planks on trestles in the other half of the GH which I then remove and plant tomatoes mid May in the GH earth.

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:10

It was on BBC Scotland, repeat on Sunday - on BBC 2 I think.

They packed masses into it especially considering they couldn't do any gardening at Beechgrove itself because it was snowing. Lots of advice. Chris Beardshaw was as cute as ever!  I really enjoyed it.

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