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Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 05:27

 Mike, I thought a hat was de rigeur at Chelsea? 


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 05:23

Good morning all   Fell asleep on the sofa last night - awake with the lark this morning - the dawn chorus is wonderful - son is arriving at 7am to take me out for the day - wonder if we'll go past any nurseries or GCs 


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:39

KEF - take it easy 

What is this plant?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:38

It will flower just for the spring - then you cut it right back and it will throw up lots of lovely healthy looking new leaves for the summer.  You may find that the flowers change colour from blue to pink   It will need plenty of water on a sandy soil. 

Baby corn confusion

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:34

I've not grown mini-corn myself, but Marshalls offer this variety and say that you should get 3-5 cobs per plant.  You'd want more than four plants, but you plant them much closer together than with ordinary large-cobbed corn so you should have room for more.

Sounds fun 

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:27

 To be honest - I'm not sure I'd let anyone else (other than OH) plant anything in my garden either - it's my garden   

I probably wouldn't mind if they did some digging - but I'd have to supervise 

Simple question alert!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:22

I've not done it but it can be done - take a look here

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:19

But isn't that the point?  She takes the role of Everyman, asking the questions that ordinary people would ask if they were there - whereas Monty will tackle the more specialised 'plantsman's issues'.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:15

Verdun, where do you put all your plants??????????  I think you keep surreptitiously moving your boundaries, little by little, and your neighbours' gardens are getting smaller and smaller 

We had a delivery today - a lovely new border spade like this one  but only £21.95 on Amazon 

Help to ID a fairly common plant please?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:57

 Nut's suggestion - bergenia 

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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