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The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:04

I agree too - think DG has mellowed over the years......happens to us all


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:01

Can vouch for north Norfolk too - my favourite aunt lived there and we spent a week there every year with the chicklets.  Loads to do and see - seals at Blakeney (a la winterwatch), shire horses, farm parks, dinosaur centres, the beach at hunstanton, walks in the woods..........happy days.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:54

Hooray Beau.  All that finger crossing worked.  So excited for you, and can't wait to see pics of the new plot.  What you need is some garden visits in the spring to give you inspiration and ideas 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:47

Lyn - huge hugs - nothing more I can say really. Its the most difficult thing in the world, but you are doing all the right things.  

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 12:13
Checked mine this morning too - Sainsbury's own is certified British and supports dairy farmers ..... But obviously not enough! It seems somes people would pay more if they knew it went to the farmers - so they need to get a proper labelling/certifying system that actually means something and is not just marketing fluff. Need Jamie O on the case !


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 00:44

Pouring here - no snow for us this time!

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:53

Actually - tell a lie - the one in that photo is a self watering version of the same thing.  I have a production line going most years - on the heated version to germinate, then on the self watering to grow on a bit, then pricked out to the GH, then in pots and into the cold frame and finally to the garden

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:47

I love mine Its one of the ones with 7 mini trays

 Here it is last year after the lids had come off.  I used to have mixed results growing from seed - now I rarely have disasters  Can't wait to get started again this year ...only a few more weeks now

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:40

You're doing well Matty - hope each day gets a little easier

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:36

I'd be happy to pay more for British milk, just like I do for free range stuff - but i'd worry about whether the extra got passed back through to the farmers.  Maybe a return to the milk marketing board is not such a bad idea - make us all aware of the choices we are making

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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