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Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:09

Hmmm - nasty-looking clouds filling the sky quickly from the south-west

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:07

I think the difficulty with doing 'a real garden' without spending big money is that it would have to take place over several years - I know that it's three years since we moved here and although we've done a lot that I'm pleased with, there's still lots more to be done.  You can't make a tv programme using that sort of time scale.


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 07:14

Good morning Archie   Good luck with the decorating - it'll look lovely when it's finished


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 07:07

Good morning all  

Hope your wife is better soon Bill.  I sometimes get sinus infections, and find that inhaling steam really helps.

It's wet and a bit blowy here, but nothing worrying, and the temp didn't fall below 11.8C all night.  We'll wait to see what the day brings .......


Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 07:03

Well, I'm not a Mr T fan, but I don't think there's any need for unpleasantness


I watched the first of Monty Don's new series last night and enjoyed it.  It was very different to 'garden makeover' programmes as his role was to advise and encourage but then to step back - the gardeners did (most of) their own work and spent their own money.   The visit to East Ruston brought back memories of earlier this summer, but I felt the gardeners could have made more use of  the information they gained.

I agreed with the comment at the end, that the Portuguese garden had too much gravel and not enough plant,  but the plants they have will grow and colonise the gravel, and in a couple of years' time it'll look much better.  I felt they could have looked at the planting of Cleve West's  most recent Chelsea garden. 

But as Monty said, the important thing was that the person the garden was made for absolutely loved it

I'm looking forward to the next series.


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 20:34

Hello folks   I'm home, car serviced and MOT'd, Aged Ps visited, son fed and amused.  Now I'm kn*ackered and I've got my feet up in front of Only Connect on the telly.   I'll catch up with you all tomorrow ((hugs))


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:11

We're always here Matty  unless we're in the garden 


good of idea to get things stowed away. Guaranteed to keep the bad weather away 

Best support for growing clematis to cover wooden fence

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 11:04

I aBsolutely agree with everything Obelixx has said above. And it should be borne in mind that climbers on fences will not look beautifully organised like the ones in some gardening catalogues - they have been primped, coiffed and airbrushed for the photo shoot, just like the models 

Lawn problems

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 10:14

As soon as the dog has performed sLuce the area with a bucket ot two of water. It will dilute the effects.

Mint is looking pale and yellow :(

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 09:23

I meant to say, you could split it now and take one of the pots into the conservatory For the winter and it should carry on producing shoots you can use for cooking throughout the winter. 

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