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David K

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Gardeners World program

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:53

Who needs GW or MD?

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 10:16

Morning, Bjay.....I responded to your SP query, not sure if you read it.

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 11:27

Geoff, I'm not a fan of MD and I think this is a far too friendly thread to debate the reason why....suffice to say, I just don't think he's got what it takes.

Pottiejam, I think the sainted Geoff was everyone's favourite. Of course (as you probably know) Barnsdale is still very much alive & well, (as you say) being run by his son.

Just in-case you haven't had the pleasure of visiting, here are a few pics taken during my last visit:


Fork Handles

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 10:10

 “ An interesting snippet from Horticulture Week this morning: "BBC emailed me (Matthew Appleby, a journalist at HW) to say Monty Don was “on the verge of a new contract”, rather than having signed one. Monty’s been tweeting about BBC management, gunning for BBC management changes." Sounds interesting/dangerous. Hope another catastrophic Beeb scandal is not in the brewing. “


I suppose it wouldn’t be the first time some smalltime ‘celeb’ had ideas above their station!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 21:34
Bev Pounsett-Krynauw wrote (see)

David. You really are such a help to everyone

Thank you, Bev. It's no problem, but nice to be appreciated by people such as yourself.

Plants for June Wedding

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 20:40

This is a 'no brainer' for has to be sweet peas with gypsophila. Sow the seed now and they will be at their very best by early June.

I took someone on another board through the whole thing for a June wedding....her daughter had a beautiful & colourful day.


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 19:52

Hi, Bjay.

Just a couple of points. Because of cross pollination, your mixed sweet peas may not necessarily reproduce true to type, but should still give a worthwhile display. It may also be worth noting that deep purple  sweet peas have a stronger scent than the paler colours....this is because they are closer related to the original sweet peas.

There isn't any difference in the procedure for saving seed from F1 hybrids. Hanging basket sweet peas don't lend themselves to autumn sowing...much better to sow the seed directly into the baskets in the spring.

Hope this helps. 

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 09:26
Gracie5 wrote (see)

 The spelling mistakes on their website might mean they are trading from abroad, Holland perhaps.

Or Botswana?

Autumn Colour

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 09:57

This is is not my pic of beech leaves, I'm posting it because I thought it quite beautiful.


Autumn Colour

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 09:30

Absolutely nothing to do with autumn tints, but whilst visiting the Forrest of Dean we called in on the ruins of the amazing Tintern Abbey...well worth a visit if you are in the area.



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