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Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:18

The magazine and the website are not part of the BBC  - they are owned by a separate company.

It makes sense for there to be far more adverts in the magazine at this time of year, it's when the number of people actively gardening is at its highest, and when most gardeners will be buying plants, seeds and equipment.  Not so many people buying lawnmowers, compost, hosepipes, etc in December and January.

We should be pleased that the companies find it worthwhile to advertise in GW magazine - fewer ads will mean no magazine

And if you don't want to see ads on the forum, use an adblocker - I don't see any ads on here

Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 11:39
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Magazines are money-making enterprises, ads make money

What she said! 

Why would we expect the magazine not to make as much money as it can?  After all, I presume it subsidises this website for a start ...

new garden

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 10:39

Get yourself Alan Titchmarsh's How to Garden - Garden Design paperback £5.59 from Amazon - it'll tell you all you need to sort out a lovely garden for her


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 10:33

We've always said goosegogs and my family are from Beds/Cambs (with some distant Scottish roots )

Glad Verdun's ok - I was wondering  ... he's got a lot on his plate again ...

ID please

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:25

I inherited one in a previous garden - it made a lovely little 'thicket' about a couple of feet high - gorgeous. 

David Austin says up to 3 feet tall


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:03

Oooh LilyP - how exciting!!!

The blue sky we had earlier has clouded over, but the sun's trying to come back - according to the weather people the sun's going to win ........ I hope it's soon


Fidget - we love goosegogs here - we had some for supper last night, cooked with some elderflowers and eaten with lovely creamy yoghurt.  Perfect after lambs sweetbreads with broad beans and a cream and parsley sauce - how seasonal was that?

ID please

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 08:41
pansyface wrote (see)

Rosa pimpinellifolia, possibly. A bit difficult to tell without a better look.

I'd go with that, on the information we have in that picture.  I love R. pimpinellifolia - a gorgeous little thing.

If you visit later in the year when there are some hips, if we're correct they'll be round and blackish.

Tomato Tree!

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 07:43

My greenhouse is very small, so my tomatoes have been outside for a couple of weeks now, albeit on a sheltered southfacing terrace. 

Good luck

glaucous rose

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 07:29

Hardwood cuttings in the autumn

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