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Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:54

Yes, I went over to BBC2 HD 

There have been several tv adverts over the past week or so reminding us that it was starting today, and it's been discussed on here a few time 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:47

GW enjoyed here too, but we lost the sound for part of it, until I thought to change to BBC2HD and found that it was working on that channel 

Cats in the graden

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:25

I'm afraid that my best suggestion is to get a pump action waterpistol and get up earlier than the cat 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:23

The pulmonaria is an incredibly well-grown plant and really good value 

Butterfly sightings 2014

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:04

We had a Peacock in the garden the other morning in the sunshine, and we've had a couple of Small Tortoiseshells over the past few days too - lovely to see them 

Cutting the lawn

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:01

We're in Norfolk - OH knows he'll be cutting the lawns this weekend 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:58

Stacey - you'll remember today for ever 

The GC was actually a family run nursery called Simpsons Nurseries Ltd at Fordham near Ely - /

I shall sing it's praises 'cos it was fantastic - acres of wonderful sturdy plants of all sorts, including lots of 'more interesting' ones - even the pots of bulbs including lots of different varieties, not just the more usual ones seen at the big name GCs.  And the value!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely amazing.  I'm sure that what I bought would've cost me double in Notcutts or Wyvale!!! 

Ok, here's what I bought:

Clematis - 3 for £10 - 'Daniel Deronda', viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' and  'Will Goodwin' - not big plants but healthy and sturdy with lots of shoots and buds.

Pulmonaria  Silver Bouquet - pink/blue flowers with lovely silver leaves £4.50 


Viburnum Bodnatense Charles Lamont  - what looks like at least a 3 year old plant in bloom for £7.00


Border in complete shade

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:34

I think the leaves in your picture may be comfrey or borage or something like that.  Don't think it's pulmonaria. 

My Shady Bank is a northfacing bed with a high fence to the south side so northfacing as well - we've got several honeysuckles and clematis growing up the fence and some roses - there are several of each that are perfectly happy in shade. 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:25

Hello folks  I'm back from a day travelling around East Anglia with son - somehow a detour to a GC happened and 5 plants leaped into the car !!!

As if I haven't got enough waiting to be planted ................ 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:10

Aw, and so say all of us 

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