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Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 17:23

Yes, Chiltern seeds have a wonderful selection, don't they?

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:09
Thanks for that, Punkdoc. I'm a great fan of Monty Don, but have only read his newspaper articles. Just had a browse through the Ivington Diaries, and it looks enchanting - as you say, beautifully written, eloquent and reflective.
I think I'll have to treat myself!

good effect of a wet summer

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:46
I think propagation's quite easy from leaf cuttings, so that's minimal disruption to the plant, and I do have a tiny pond, so maybe I'll try that Derek.


Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:05
Yes, I grow land cress, and it's very tasty.

good effect of a wet summer

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:03
Ooh, lovely. You've reminded me to take a walk along a nearby stream, the field's quite boggy and wild cardamines thrive there. No chance of growing them in my garden, the soil's like dust.

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 10:22
Hoping to get the last of the three raised beds in place today. Off to get wrapped up in 3 layers...again!


Posted: 30/03/2013 at 18:52

Maybe they've gone a bit deeper than you were digging because of the foul weather?


Posted: 30/03/2013 at 18:03

I'm growing them for the first time this year, and have some first earlies happlily chitting away. I'm thinking that if I plant them quite deep (which won't be a problem for me as my soil's ridiculously light and free draining) they will be insulated a bit because they'll be nearer the centre of the earth.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:56

Well feel like it's been a productive day...topped up the 2 new raised beds with a dumpy bag's worth of topsoil which I riddled. Transplanted some kale in preparation for the final raised bed.

 The wiggly starfish arrangement's to put off next door's cats - I hope!

And the log man came...



Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:49

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