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gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:36

Not sure if I should go on about this (it isn't all that relevant to the topic).....anyway, Arthur Billitt was an agri-chemist with Boots before moving to Clack's Farm. He bought the farm for his daughter to set-up a poultry business....sadly the business was wiped out by fowl pest....this is when he turned it into the GW TV garden.

Sadly, the whole lot is now buried under tons of tarmac.

gardeners world

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:48
Mike Allen wrote (see)

Snoozing!

 

However.  Yes Dove.  I remember seeing Percy once.  Pipe in mouth as usual.  Someone had obviously rattled his cage.  He was potting-up.  It all went wrong, and he mumbled.  Ah! bugger it, poked his index finger into the compost, plonked the tiny plant in and almost crushed it out of existance.

 

Wey hey......this ain't going to date me!!!

Met Percy lots of times both at *Arthur Billitt's Clack's Farm  during the filming of GW in the early days and at Shrewsbury Flower Show, where he was a big shot. 

* A dear departed friend.

birthday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:03

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/happybirthday_zps26c7f548.png

 

Happy Birthday to Smiler!!! xxxx

Container grown Acer

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:26

Meomye – In my opinion, potted Acers don’t need too much feed…..add slow release granule fertilizer such as Osmocote at planting time, then again each spring. Your Acer should not require any additional feeding throughout the summer months.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 19:08

Thanks for telling me, fidget.

I was really annoyed at last week's camera club session (competition week) when the winner in the advance section with (what looked like) a stunning shot of a barn owl hovering in flight, took first place .....truth is, it was a total fake.

The member freely admitted it was posed for at a bird sanctuary and the owl was in fact perched on the arm of a handler...using photoshop, he had cloned-out the handler's arm completely. 

I know the Americans look upon anyone not digitally manipulating their shots, as odd.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 18:53

Thank you, John     explored those possibilities, even used 'system restore' to rule out any recent changes. My hard-drive pie chart indicates 629GB free space.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:59

Ah, beautiful, KEF

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:56

Help! Any techies out there? All of a sudden my pc (desktop) doesn't want to know my camera anymore i.e. Windows 7 card reader will no longer read my SD memory card (my usual method) .....or will not download via a USB lead straight from my camera.

Different cards from different cameras tried.

So no piccies for a while, I'm afraid!

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 10:22

'I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.' - Oscar Wilde

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:43

Well yes, I thought it was one of the best ideas from GW for ages.....although CK has done it before.

As regards negative comments, it's really a matter of 'One man's meat is another man's poison'....there will always be differing opinions. 

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