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Posted: 17/05/2014 at 22:04

Here we are - it was on this thread - their email address so you can contact them re any problems with offers 


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 21:59

There was a message on here the other day from the GW Offers Team - I'll see if I can find it ...................... I may be gone some time 

GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 21:46

Class envy?  Where did that come from? 

I come from a rural area where lots of people have quite large gardens, certainly larger than the one I have here - there are still lots of those people you know, and they need programmes that relate to them too.  The traditional English council house has quite a large back garden.  My daughter and her husband live in a rented Victorian apartment in the centre of a large town - they share a decent sized garden with the apartment below them. 

And what about Carol Klein and the young couple in their garden? -  all the plants they'd collected, been given, grown from cuttings or whatever - doing things on a budget - that was all covered in the programme.  

Monty has written about having had help at Longmeadow at the insistence of the BBC ever since GW has been filmed from there - it's on record and has been quoted on this forum.  

Not everyone is into 'fussy houseplants' but some people are and propagating and selling them is often a useful way of raising funds for all sorts of things, whether it's a local gardening club or a PTA bring and buy.  There's very little about houseplants on the programme, why complain when they're covered occasionally, particularly when it's incidental to the demonstration of a technique that can be applied elsewhere.

I found plenty that was practical and quite a bit that was inspirational in yesterday evening's programme.  I'm sorry that you didn't but we are all different.  

Strange white infestation in Viola pot

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 20:04
As I said, spray with a solution of weak washing up liquid.

Can some ID this for me please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 19:53
Coleus - grown as a houseplant or summer bedding (it's tender and must be protected from frost. Lots of different colours and patterns. Great fun growing them from seed.

They're the first plant I remember growing from seed as a child - I sold some at the school sale and was so proud of myself.

Just google coleus and see the huge variety. They're wonderful.

How to improve drainage

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 19:21
Hope it stays that way - any problems, give us a shout - someone will try to help

What's wrong with our rhododendron?

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 19:20
Hi Rose - only part of your question shows on the page - can you tell us more about your problem please


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 19:17
Oooh cake

That'll fill a gap while OH is cooking supper .................................

I've just had the sprinkler on the veg patch - the garlic looked as if it might need it, so I thought that I'd give everything a good soaking - the ground's nice and warm and I've sown lots of seeds, so warm and wet is just what they need at the moment

Have a lovely evening KEF


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 19:08
Bee friendly - to post a pic on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.

Good luck and if it doesn't work give us a shout

GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 18:27
I have several friends who live in the countryside who have meadows and orchards - they all have mown grass paths through them.

I really can't remember any jibes about elitism when there have been programmes from Gt Dixter showing mown paths through the meadows - indeed, aren't they credited with encouraging more meadow planting etc which is so good for wildlife.

I would point out that Longmeadow is 2 acres in size. Barnsdale was "a Victorian farmhouse with over 5 acres of land " and the gardens in contains were designed with the requirements of the programme in mind. When Monty created Longmeadow I imagine that that the thought of hosting GW was the furthest thing from his mind.

I really don't see the point of complaining about the programme on the magazine forum - it's the BBC who should receive comments/complaints/compliments.

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