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Camera Corner

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:32

Pleased you had a good time, Lily and well done your OH ....btw, the red spot on your sunset is a reflection. It usually happens with these shots, but I'll not bore you with camera settings & filters.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 22:15

Lovely pics, Lily.......very exotic looking  and I notice you managed to sneak in a sunset.

Hope you had nice holiday and good to see you back......hope KEF is having a good time too.

J Arthur Bowers Compost

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 14:22

I would say the if it bares Arthur Bowers name it will need to meet their formula & I would say it represents an excellent buy.

Maybe we should bear in mind that season for selling compost has peaked and therefore, stockists will be seeking to offload stocks.   

black fly, green fly etc

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:20

Not sure about washing-up liquid, soft soap (still widely available) has been the preferred option of gardeners for many, many years.

A very useful and effective & organic  bug spray can be made from rhubarb leaves, making use of the poison 'oxalic acid' contained within the leaves. 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 16:43

Sorry about that, horseygirl.....I'm perhaps not as keen as I used to be, but I still dig about 18 inches deep & break-up the subsoil for mine.

Butlers sink? Save that for the sempervivums.

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 16:27

Anyone remember the Beeb's 'Victorian Kitchen Garden' (still available on DVD) with head gardener Harry Dodson and co-presenter *Peter Thoday? A wonderful series, inclusive of an insight into how the Victorians grew pineapples  on hot-beds.

*Peter Thoday is a horticultural historian who went on to be head horticulturist at The Eden Project.  

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:11

Frank, with respect, I don't think that's a message Mr D should be sending to new or experienced gardeners......he's done this hot-bed thingy before at Berryfields and it just vanished without trace or mention.

The way he was showing it recently at Longmeadow was (and I feel you know it) was totally incorrect.

Re experimenting. If I understood it correctly, he was trialling an new outdoor variety that he was not to optimistic about.  


Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:56
Lyn wrote (see)

Us or Monty David?

Whoops! Never anticipated that potential misunderstanding, Lyn.  I'm always in awe of the knowledge base of this forum.  

PS. Having said that, I wouldn't consider posting on this forum a 'profession'.

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:36

I just like to hear from people are competent in their profession. 

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:08
obelixx wrote (see)

Never mind the watering - how good is it to see he's got rid of that dreadful attempt at a wildflower meadow!!  

I've just watched the episode in full having missed bits earlier for a phone call and he's seen the light.  Wrong place.  Wrong soil.  Wrong decision.

Let's hope plan B works better.

An eyebrow was raised at DK Towers when Mr Don started 'another' melon growing hot-bed.

Some with long memories may recall a similar and rather elaborate venture being undertaken at Berryfields.......conveniently vanishing without being mentioned  again.  

Mistakes are an accepted part of gardening, but most of us learn by them.

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