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David K

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Fluffy white stuff on my crab apple and wilted leaves - help!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 22:09

Almost certainly is 'woolly aphid'.

double helping of Monty

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:54

This week's tip from Mr D to be treated with caution.....'compost those potato haulms'.

Nice sample of first (or second) early spuds, although I've never heard of anyone lifting a whole crop in one go, they won't keep......this is surly a crop that benefits from the plot to pot theory.

whats difference between polytunnel & fruit cage ?

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:33

Some comments here never cease to amaze me.

whats difference between polytunnel & fruit cage ?

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 11:24

When this subject arises I always ask people to consider the chances of ensnaring birds in the nets of fruit cages.

I did this several years ago, trapping and killing a beautiful male blackbird. Shortly afterwards they were dismantled, never to be used again......and to be honest, I've found there to be ample soft fruit for both of us.   

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:04

 I blame Chelsea with its stainless-steel/chrome-plated/plastic/mirrored monstrosities for AT's hare-brained schemes.

For what it's worth, I'd be absolutely furious if anyone descended on my patch and turned it into something like that. 

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:05
barry island wrote (see)

I was astounded at the money spent on these gardens but I wonder if the companies who supply the items do it for free to get the publicity, last night I noticed that Travis Perkins had their logo on show but the vehicle which brought the concrete pipe rings didn't, it looked like it could have been a jewson lorry but the logo was hidden. I was interested to find out how much the bay trees had cost but the price wasn't shown.

Probably....certainly the name 'Husqvarna' was clearly displayed on the robot mower.  

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 09:54

Watched AT last night, building a garden for a war hero (a more deserving recipient would be hard to imagine)......but oh dear, talk about splashing the cash, the robot lawnmower alone had a price tag of £2,500.

I suppose in terms of the required expenditure to film an hour’s prime time TV, the cost may be justified. Having said that, I feel last night’s show must have cost in the region of £100k for hard landscaping alone.

Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:39

Hi, kleipieper....I'm sure you will understand that I posted that link for its comic value only.

Hidden Villages with Penelope Keith

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 10:55
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

Ooooooer indeed David.   You buying  ? make it The Old Peculiar.  

Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 08:32

My own favourite web gardener,,,,,..a real gem &  threat to Mr Don.


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