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Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:38

The F1 gets the TV coverage it does because of the sponsorship - companies pay vast amounts of money to get their logos on TV - consequently huge events can be staged, paid for by the sponsors, and it costs the TV companies relatively little to film and commentate about it.  

If gardening shows were sponsored by the likes of Martini, Vodafone and the like they'd be on our TVs 7 days a week 

Mankind and trees

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:10


I'd love to read about your time at Oxleas Woods Mike 

looking for prunus!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:37

I've found a Prunus hillieri Spire at Ashridge,  http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/standard-large-trees/trees-for-small-gardens/cherry-prunus-spire  

but not a Prunus cerasifera oakville Crimson Spire  

Can you let us have the link please Skodaboy67 

Square Foot Raised Gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:25

I would not use bought potting compost for raised beds - it just goes thin and dusty too soon and doesn't retain moisture - I would use a mix of equal parts good soil, homemade compost and farmyard manure.  It will be fantastic. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:16

Washing on the line, goldfinches and chaffinches singing, jays robbing the blackbirds nest 

Topsoil help needed

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:20

That'll be fine as a soil conditioner Steve - stir it about, dig it in 

looking for prunus!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:19
skodaboy67 wrote (see)

prunus cerasifera oakville crimson spire is the name you are looking for  flemings nurseries is one place you might try

As has already been established, Flemings are in Australia - the request is for a supplier for the UK. 

looking for prunus!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:10

I wonder if this rather gorgeous fastigiate LiquidambarStyraciflua might suit your purpose 

http://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/ornamental-trees-c18/sweet-gum-trees-liquidambar-trees-c131/liquidambar-styraciflua-slender-silhouette-tree-p674

Talkback: How to make a contemporary raised bed

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:05

How long is a piece of string?  

If you're going to buy everything new from the builder's yard you can price the materials up online  http://www.wickes.co.uk/gardens/icat/gardens/ (other builders' merchants are available)

or you can visit local deadstock auctions, scrap yards and use ebay and Freegle and other such sites and probably build one for virtually peanuts 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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