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Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:00

For those forum members who are fans of Christine Walkden there is a new programme starting on Monday on BBC1 at 3.45pm called Glorious Gardens from Above.  I think it is on daily all week but will check up on that.

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 20:21

Tootles - was the mens aftershave called Brut - yuk yuk yuk - it makes me gag thinking of it

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 20:10

What's 'UP' with melons then?

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:59

Just like Zoomer I like the smell of petrol.  As a child I went round sniffing exhausts until my Mum caught me and read me the riot act.  The smell of a greenhouse with the tomatoes and on a hot day after a rain shower on tarmac.  Oh, and leather school satchels and the smell of a new car (haven't smelt that for long enough!


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 15:04

Kef - I use cheap plastic mini greenhouses.  I have got three of various sizes and when they are all up in a row it looks like a small village.


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 14:17

Oh dear.  My kitchen is 41 years old - an original Hygena QA.  We are thinking of opening to the public for viewing this ancient piece of history.  In an ideal world I would like a Shaker style kitchen.  We also have a lurid pink bathroom suit as an added attraction.

Do you know where your pets are tonight?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:26

Lily Pilly - I hope your doggie has settled down now.  Dogs seem to be ultra sensitive to loud bangs.  As Lesley says, try to act as if it a normal occurrence and not make a fuss.  Our two cats are 'cat napping' but their ears are twitching at the bangs.


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 09:23

Mornin' All Forkers,

Not good here.  Nasty rain which followed a frost.  OH had to pour water on car to clear the frost from the windscreens.  No chance of walking today with my regular walkers so hoping it will be OK for Saturday's walk.  Although I had already erected my two mini plastic greenhouses which act as coldframes I hadn't zipped up the doors so I just hope the plants will be OK.  Just the sort of day for home made vegetable soup and crusty bread for lunch.

Garrya elliptica james roof or Persian ivy (dentata colchica)

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 14:16

I've also lost a Garrya to the cold just when it was looking beautiful.  Don't know the ivy you are after, but it could be vigorous and take you over so look into it before you buy.

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 22:42

I love digging my allotment - so therapeutic as you don't have to think and the mind can wander.

Discussions started by Forester2

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Streptocarpus - Cape Primrose

What Now? 
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Christine Walkden Fans

New gardening programme 
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Eating Spider Plant - House Plant.

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Vegetable Seed Swop

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Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Ideas for which ones? 
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Pick Axe

Mending a pick axe. 
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Does Anyone Know What This Flower Is?

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Revived Rhubarb

Before and After. 
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Monty's garden 
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Alkanet seedling identification.

For Nutcutlet. 
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Self Seeded Tree

Unknown tree seeded in garden 
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Plat/Weed Identification Please.

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Identification please 
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Never Give Up

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