Dovefromabove


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Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 07:17

Who decides that you know best?  You?  I thought so. 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 07:11

Well, the format of GQT has changed over the past few years. Nowadays  they break the programme up into segments, divided by a visit to a local garden for an in depth chat with someone. That's quite new. 


Im quite happy with the weather segment on GW. It's very short but gives the outlook for the week , which is useful. Gone are the days when we all sat around the TV for the 6 o'clock news followed by the weather forecast. Many younger people dip in and out of the news channels and never see a weather forecast, and new Gardeners don't always understand the impact of the different types of weather and temperatures. Including the forecast introduces new Gardeners to the idea that they need to be watching out for frosts etc and I think that's useful. And who cares what gardening presenters or weather personages wear ... It's a programme about gardening, not style and etiquette 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 06:32

Good morning all  G'day Pat


The day is dawning with a clear blue sky ... again. We've had a little rain over night , but I don't think it was enough to turn the lawn green 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 22:33

Lovely to 'see' you RB , even if it is past my bedtime 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 22:29

I stayed awake! I enjoyed the whole programme and agree with every word Posy just said 

pulmonaria

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:10

Join the club Krysis   We're all struggling with one problem or another - another good thing about pulmonaria, they're not too fussy about the soil, as long as it's not too dry, and slugs and snails tend to leave them alone.  I'd get a few more if I were you ... I'm going to   ... the garden centres will be full of them in a few months' time 

Things I don't get

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:05

I bet Verdun doesn't have to bubble wrap tree ferns down there in his tropical micro-climate 

pulmonaria

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:00

So would I Nut - absolutely no doubt about it ...... actually, thinking about it, I've got loads of these ... and not a single 'bedding plant' in the garden.   Think Krysis may well have a bargain! 

Name of this anenome

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 19:50

There are some lovely white ones too - Verdun grows White Swan and Ruffled Swan, which have shades of blue on the reverse of the petals. 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 19:48

9.30 is very close to my bed-time ... I shall record it ... just in case    

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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

 
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Fruit ID please

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

 
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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

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Harvest 2017

 
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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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Photobucket

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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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