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Is it me?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:30

Thats not a bad idea either JANAPANA, personally, I don't feel I need to see him sitting down and drawing an image of the plants we have just seen in real life (well on film) in a different order or layout, I can do that in my head. I suppose the problem would be that If he actually created one of those week to week, it might take a while to complete and for the plants to look like he talks about in his drawings & by this time some one will have gotten bored. Personally for me GW was never as good as when AT was doing it.

Is it me?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:19

I think you have a point Busy-Lizzie, (I may be wrong) but I think that when we think garden we think about this sort of thing

or for me I imagine it would be like Verdun's garden. Maybe thats what is missing, a "garden" style that everyone could imagine parts or all of as their garden. 

Is it me?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:07

I wasn't talking about you in particular Jana, I was talking in general.

This is not the first post where GW programme has been discussed or labelled boring. So after you have read a few of those type of posts it begins to get a bit old. Especially when people dont actually think about how the programme is made before they call it dull at this time of year. Alot of people who use this site/forum regularly have been logging in daily all through the winter months and eagerly awaiting something to watch and even though its grey and cold it has brought a little sunshine. 

The average gardener

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:01

My definition of an average gardener would be someone who knows some basic information about some plants and gardening but isn't advnced or an expert. Since you may be be an advanced or expert gardener in a partucular area or certain cultivars, you may still be the average gardener when it comes to a new plant or project. I wouldn't agree that an average gardener has no imagination or just pulls weeds, they may be a budding expert with little or no time to do what they are secretly aching to do.

Rose recommended

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:50

I was not aware of that dove, so all previous posters please accept my appologies for jumping the gun. 

Is it me?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:40

Perhaps as people who want to get out into our garden and get inspired we want to see more but I think that Geoff is right, they start filming these episodes 10 days in advance and some of them can take 2-4 days to put together, that means it was litterally filmed last week. They are using some clips from different seasons aswell to try to keep our interest. Give them a break, what did you plant in your garden last week..? Or maybe you could do a home film of what you did last week and upload it and see the recations of the general public who are all sweetness and light when everything is ok but turn like a pack of rabid dogs when they arent happy. 

Rose recommended

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 07:14

Apple trees need air to get through & between the branches easily or they can get  viruses that affect the friut so I personaly wouldn't choose to grow a rose through an apple tree

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 08:53

Heres a short rant following a discussion on another thread. 

I get really annoyed when I go into a shop - waiting to pay I hear theres a self service check out free over there.  The key word there for me is service, I am not blind, I can see there is a self serve isle free, I have chosen not to use it because I preffer someone to serve me, thats what they are payed for also, if everyone is using self serve then theres no need to pay the wages of the poor bugger that sits there all day and gets minimum wage to ring it through the till. The next thing you know they are not needed and thats another one joining the unemployment queue. 

I know I said this was going to be a short rant but I lied;

Another thing I detest is people who shop online when they can easily go to a shop. I used to be a manager in a furniture store and people would come in and take up several hours of your time having you basically interior design their house (which would cost them a couple of grand if they had used an interior designer) but then say "is it cheaper if I buy it online" when you have already offered them a discount because they are potentially spending alot of money (which comes out of your pocket commission - which is your wage). What people don't seem to realise is that if you buy online (and that's most things) there are no need for stores or shops - People go out of work, shops close and businesses fold.. 

If you can go into a shop and buy you should.


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 08:24

Morning all, 

Never mind schools Bunny.. Why aren't parents teaching their children these things..?  Its not the responsibility of schools to teach children good manners or behaviour nor is it the schools teach children about life. Thats like the child that put in a test that Christianism was the following of Christiano Ronaldo. I know a child that won't eat potatoes because she doesn't like the taste, but loves chips and I was asked not to say that chips were made from potatoes because the deception meant she was at least eating vegetables.. LOL, I had to walk away or go on yet another killing spree.. 

Why I never buy online

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 08:01

I personaly feel for you MMP I suffer with ME along with Haemochromatosis, Lupus and Osteoarthritis. Its funny that people can look at you and make sweeping assumptions about your health. I know I shouldn't but it annoys me when a perfectly healthy woman with a baby on board badge who has been pregnant about 5 mins demands your seat. I would of course try to offer it or move if she was struggling or more heavily pregnant. My mother is also dissabled (wheelchair bound) she looks fairly healthy and still quite beautifull (my dad on the other hand looks bloody awfull - prematurely aged due to looking after my mum I think, lol). My point is, yes there may be people who can appear to be quite well to look at but just because they do you shouldn't assume that they are.

I would much rather visit a garden, a garden centre, a nursery, you can't beat that hands on experience. It can take such alot of time just planning a visit and theres no guarantee that one of my friends would be available to take me (not that I expect it - its not their job). In these cases the internet is a lifeline. 

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