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Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:25

doc - I think it had more to do with your weekend of light entertainment...

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:05

Those are lovely ann 

I found a few shots taken on holiday in  Florence some years ago



Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:24
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Evening all please imagine me skipping with joy right now I have ecinecea growth on the raspberry ripple


You  can get ointment for that Stacey....



Would someone be kind enough to identify this beautiful smelling shrub

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:11

I'd reckon winter flowering honeysuckle Paul. Lonicera fragrantissima. 

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:02

Let's start a petition.....

James - we want you on the telly! 

I enjoyed that helicopter garden programme CB did some years back Liz - did you get it in France? The heli was a bit  of a gimmick, but it was a pleasant way of spending half an hour 

mascaraed rose

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:13

I'm glad you clarified that Welshonion. I had visions of roses looking in  a mirror and carefully applying mascara ...

Best mulch to get for slimbed tapering toward path

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:06

Gravel or bark are probably the best options Adam. Strangely enough, gravel is often a lot cheaper than bark - especially if you get bog standard pea gravel. Bark gets dislodged more easily so it may not be so good next to the path, but it looks nicer unless you go for a better quality gravel, so it really comes down to your preferences and pocket!

If you don't want to grow anything else on the area you could put landscape fabric/membrane down first before putting the mulch on. It suppresses weed growth from underneath and will save you having to weed so much as you'll only get ones seeding in from above. Just make sure to leave a little gap round your  existing plants if you use it, and ensure the plants aren't short of water first. DIY places stock rolls of membrane, but garden centres usually do it by the metre so that might be cheaper depending on how much you need.  


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 17:54

Oh they cut it MrsG - all 1 inch of it  - it's all moss! 

They'll have done more damage walking around it on it with their big boots than anything else. That's the problem with these guys. They'll just go ahead if they're being paid to do it - regardless of the actual conditions. 

I have relatives in Vancouver KEF - on the west coast of Canada. Their weather is like a magnified version of the Scottish Highlands - warmer, colder, snowier depending on the season - just 'bigger' in every way!  It's a beautiful place though. No wonder my Aunt never wanted to come back to London!

mini pond in butler sink

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 17:01

If the sink is quite shallow - I assume it will be ellee - it means it'll  heat up quickly, which gives algae and blanket weed the conditions they love. Having part of the surface in shade helps (if you have room for a dwarf  water lily that will do the job) but at this time of year there's often a lot of warmth in the water but plants aren't yet covering the surface, which means the algae gets a foothold. A great trick is to chuck a bit of watercress in - just straight from a supermarket bag - as it feeds on the nutrients that the algae like. If it takes over too much , it's very easy to pull out, but it will help to clear your water without using chemicals remedies. 

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 16:51

doc- easy on the eye? No idea what you mean...

I feel really sorry for Monty. He gets stick all the time, and, yet again, he's had the misfortune to be asked to fill MrT's footsteps. I don't really think he's the right person to front Chelsea, but then again, comparing G's World and Chelsea coverage is a bit like comparing what models wear on the catwalk to what we actually wear. Two entirely different beasts. I'm not a huge fan of Chelsea, I find it repetitive, but that's just me.

Perhaps the Beeb  need to decide what kind of programme they want G'sW to be if it's losing popularity. 

And maybe they don't really know.....

James Alexander Sinclair would get my vote for any type of programme. Hilarious, knowledgeable, articulate and enthusiastic.

Must remind him to send me that fiver now...

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