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David K


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Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:06

I suppose I should stay away from the ever occurring Monty Don debates, because I usually get myself ill thought of……..However, this is my take on it.

Television is a very powerful medium (witness the hordes of people amassing around these so called ‘celebs’ when they appear in public) and these people have a duty to know their subject. Why? Because misinformation can have repercussions on people for whom this is their livelihood, not just a hobby.

I give as an example Monty’s declaration a while ago that Spencer sweet peas are not worth growing as they have no scent……this is quite untrue and ridiculous. I do happen to know that it had an adverse affect on sales (I think they call it the Delia affect) and sweet pea specialist growers were furious.

I would also put Christine Walkden in the above category.  

 So it's a bit ironic that you should like him SweetPea93!

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:52

On reflection and by way of a confession, I have to say that the rose I grew 40 odd years ago was in fact 'Prima Ballerina' not 'Ballerina' ....the observations remain the same though.

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:13

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Wales%20June%202011/002.jpg

 

River Dee at Llangollen with the railway station in the background.

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:51

Could do that midday/ish.....providing me wooden leg is back from the menders.

Mony Don

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:46

I'd be happy to see someone presenting Gardeners' World who knew what they were talking about......nice dog though and the chickens and the pigs and the robin......and the wheelbarrow.

Best runner bean

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:34

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0761_zps748c6229.jpg

 

White Lady for me every time.

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:19

....spose  was a bit of a rocker in the day! 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:57

Another good point, Dove....but when I grew mine the trend was to plant with the graft on the surface, unlike now when (as you rightly say) the trend is to plant (for stability reasons) the graft below.

I know I'm bit old-fashioned, but I still plant mine the old way, as I can only see problems with suckers with this new-fangled way.

uploading images

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:39
Peat B wrote (see)
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 The refuge and sanctuary ,   Wor Lotty

 

Now that's my idea of a proper garden  You can keep your Chelsea stainless steel and plastic monstrosities.

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:33

I take your point, Dove. Ballerina is a very old variety that I grew 40 years ago and I can't recall any undue base growth....it should be easy to identify if it is above or below the graft.

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