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Gardeners World Television

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:38

Here I am again complaining about the BBC. Last time it was about why GW is always taken off for Sport, now its about why as soon as GW finishes the BBC take off all the programs that were still available to watch on iplayer. Does it ever occur to the BBC that now Winter is close and no program on television how many of us would like nothing better than to sit nice and warm and watch a repeat of this yrs programs.

The BBC has 4 channels and if the BBC cant find a 30min slot each week on one of these channels its a poor do considering how much money we pay in licence fee. The BBC should serve everyone who pays to watch it not just a few. They arnt adverse to repeats we all know that so how about repeating something thats worth watching for a change. Im sick of A to Z as its just repeats of repeats of repeats but nowhere is the repeat of GW.




Posted: 13/08/2013 at 08:31

Ive had this daylilly for yrs as I think its far better than all the fully doubles and messed around with plants. The flowers are very simple a yellow trumpet with browny red on the backs of the petals. The flower stems are thin and grow to about 2 ft in height but the main reason I grow it is the perfume its wonderful. Hope this helps.

Plum sawfly

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 23:00

Anyone know the substitute for Derris. I have plum sawfly and cant find out an alternative insecticide.


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:20

Im off out in the garden all day. Its 82 degrees the suns shining and everything in the garden is fantastic. No im not in the UK thank goodness as the talk of fleece and hot drinks depresses me im in Hungary.

Gardeners World

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:16

Why is it Gardeners World is always the program the BBC sacrifices when any sort of sport is on television. 30mins a week isnt much - in fact its really quite pathetic considering how many people garden these days and im sure the BBC cld take something else off instead and move gardeners World to a later time.

Talkback: Gardening in Russia

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:03
I live in Hungary where we can have up to 3ft of snow in one go - this year altogether 6ft as it was a bad winter.As soon as one lot started to go another lot came down but I cant say I have any trouble with evergreens as long as I go out and shake at least half the snow off. The only plant that really suffers is Lavender as the stems arnt strong enought to take the weight of 3 or 4 ft of snow.
However we do have fantastic Springs the temp for the past 5 wks have quickly jumped from 0 up to 82 and usually the frosts have gone by the end of March so unless we have a freak cold snap when the fruit trees are in flower we get good crops of fruit. All my veg garden is planted that includes toms and cucumbers as if I leave it any later the ground will be to hard to plant anything due to it being so hot from June to August. So for all we have rotten Winters Spring and Autumn are usually lovely and warm so I can be out from the end of March till almost the end of November. I must also say there is a part of Russia near the Black Sea that never get any frosts or minus temps so not all of Russia is covered in snow.

Talkback: Spring blossom

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 19:27
I have a Victoria plum tree that has now set fruit but again the tiny fruit have a black spot at the end. Ive opened the fruit and some have a tiny maggot so any ideas which insect has caused this? I did spray with Winter Tarwash this year and it has worked as about 50% of the fruit are ok which is a big bonus as ive never had a single plum in the 5yrs ive had this tree for the reason stated a tiny magot.

Apple Tree

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 11:19

The leaves on my apple trees are open now and some are distorted as tho the central vein is too short and others have blisters on one side of the leaf usually red in colour. Anyone know what this problem is?

Starting off Dahlia tubers

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 21:03

Only soak if they are shriveled otherwise just pot up level to where the stalks start. Mine are about 5 inches tall now and I only started them 3 weeks ago. Ive been trying to download a pic for 3 days now but to no avail.

Starting off Dahlia tubers

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 18:49

My friend and I think he talks a load of nonsence at times. I too have had the odd shrivelled tuber and like you once soaked for a few hrs have been perfectly ok. On many occasions  hes said a plant isnt hardy and here where the temps go down to -20 they survive perfectly ok. We think its time for a change!

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Gardeners World Television

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Plum sawfly

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Gardeners World

No program this week. 
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Talkback: Spring blossom

I have a Victoria plum tree that has now set fruit but again the tiny fruit have a black spot at the end. Ive opened the fruit and some have... 
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Apple Tree

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stains my hands 
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Francoise Ortegat 
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Bolting and splitting 
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A to Z of gardening

Taking off past programs 
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Gardeners World program

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Change of colour 
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Victoria Plum

imature fruit dropping. 
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