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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:09

Oh goody....I'm redundant.

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 19:56

This is an observation rather than a criticism,,, I do feel that to present a prestige show like Chelsea dressed like someone who had just crawled out of a compost heap, was unacceptable. However, it was probably borne out his eccentricity rather than any intent to offend.  

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:56

Half Barrel Ponds

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:44

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0782.jpg

 

I've had this one complete with a working pump for a long time, just as water feature. I have to say I've never considered it as a pond, so I'll watch this thread with interest.

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:31

Ah....not from me, Dove and it would be a brave person who would challenge her knowledge of her subject.

our new lawmowers

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:57

Nice sheep, those Hosta......are they Cheviots?

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:52

IMHO Carol Klein should have got the job, then these debates would have been less frequent...... I'm still amazed how such an intelligent section of us can be fooled with all this hand gesturing and glib talk.

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.

Discussions started by David K

Anyone addicted?

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It's Show Time

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Feeding & Mulching

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Quotes

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Been to the doctor...

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Growing Roses

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This forum

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Greenhouse Shading

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Malvern Show Garden

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I need hugs too....

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M D's Morello Cherry

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Damping-off

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Heated Propagators

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The Mystery of NPK

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Monty in the rain

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