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David K

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Gardeners World new season

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 15:05

Geoff Hamilton's garden was unique and quite different from any other TV garden.

He constructed several gardens within his own garden i.e. The Cottage Garden, Paradise Garden and Ornamental Kitchen Garden. These were intended to replicate what was achievable in the average viewer's plot.These were in addition to his unforgettable DIY budget projects.

Geoff was unique and his like will never be seen again, I fear..

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 12:38

....but anyone who thinks that Monty is doing all the work at Longmeadow himself (or even a 10th of it) is living in cloud cuckoo land.,,,,,,as with Alan Titchmarsh's 'me Barleywood' garden.

I do beleive that Geoff Hamilton did most of the graft at Barnsdale.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 10:52

I'm not a fan of Monty, but did feel sorry for him last night. A program had to be filmed irrespective of the weather or soil conditions,,,,he looked absolutely wretched in the rain!

He could have popped in the old gardener's saying 'Good Friday is the time to start gardening'.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 17:50

I would wait for another week or so to sow your SP seeds in the open ground, but would sow them now in containers.

If sown in the open now, they will not germinate until the soil warms-up a little anyway.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 22:30

Pleased to hear yours SPs are doing well, Zoomer.

They can be planted out any time now, just try to plan it when we get a few frost free nights.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 22:27
Bunny.. wrote (see)
Do you just use standard size pots David ? Don't the roots get damaged ?

Bunny - I use root-trainers as sold by Eagle Sweet peas....two seeds per pot. They are virtually a black plastic bag with holes and no, very little root disturbance.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 21:49

Hi, Debra - Well, as I've often said, I've never used loo rolls for growing sweet peas, but they are biodegradable so it should be okay to plant them complete...... plant & loo roll together.

Don't worry about the roots growing out of the loo rolls, they have a very vigorous root system & it's normal.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:08

Hello, Robin...I'm very sorry for not replying sooner, the thread had slipped of the first page & didn't notice your query until now.

Anyway, If it were me, I would fill those SP containers with a 50 50 mix of John Innes No3 compost & multipurpose.

Nothing else added, just a high potash feed once a week when they're in flower.


Posted: 10/03/2013 at 20:48

Spend a lot of time in my shed.

Have been cleaning & sharpening hand tools today, sharpening my lawnmower blades & servicing my rotavator. 

A-Z TV gardening

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 15:19

Sorry......twas a likewise a likewise thread I started!    

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