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Posted: 01/02/2013 at 20:36

Does anyone have the peony Francoise Ortegat as some pictures I look at show a bright red but another shows a burgandy. The description is dark red to black so very confusing.

Bare root roses arriving tomorrow - help!

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 20:31

I usually did a hole as rosa carroila said and put a couple in and cover over with soil up to just above the graft point. I only put 2 in a hole together so that when the time comes for planting I just dig up 2 at a time. If you plant them all in one hole and dont have time to plant them all at once you will have to heel the rest in again. I did this with 12 and even tho they are still covered in snow they will be fine. Ive done this many times as I cant leave roses alone. Everytime I say thats it another one comes along that I cant live without. If theres going to be a frost cover the tops with straw or a bucket but I really dont think you need to as the roses you have already in yr garden (i asume you have some) survive the frost so these will too. If you havent got any ground suitable put them in a couple of builders buckets and cover all the roots with soil they will be fine.


Posted: 27/01/2013 at 20:24

Oh no Swiss Sue they grow the size of a Jaffa Orange so big like a normal onion wld be but as I said alot when peeled have split inside (obviously while at the growing stage) their skin to to make 2 onions.

A to Z of gardening

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 17:21

Busy-Lizzie go to speedytv website for £6 a month I can watch all the main UK tele BBc1 2 3 Itv 1 2 3 etc and im in Hungary. So this is why I cant record A to Z of gardening which brings me back to my original complaint - BBC only keeps their programs on for 7 days. Itv 28days Channel 4 the same and Demand 5 months or more. As for utube I found that ages ago and have watched just about everything thats involves gardening. Carol Klein with Geoff Hamilton I hardly recognised her and not one giggle! For all I love watching her and think shes the most knowledgable presenter out of them all her giggleing drives me potty but...I will still watch her and hope that oneday she will host GW. Better go and watch D on A - Z gardening before it goes off!




Posted: 27/01/2013 at 17:07

Ive grown onions for years with no problem but since moving to Hungary im having big prolems. Firstly I get alot that bolt but my biggest problem is why do they split. By that I mean when I go to peel them theres 2 onions under the skin and where they join each has a flat side which then means they are quite small. Im sure last year I grew stuttgart (not alot of choice here) and from May to August its extremly hot 75 to 100.

A to Z of gardening

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 17:44

I really do wish the BBC wouldnt be so quick to take past episodes off the iplayer. First they took all the GW programs off within days of the last one being aired and now they are doing it with the new gardening program A to Z of gardening.I wanted to watch A of gardening which was only on 3 Sundays ago to see about apple tree grafting and its gone already. Even B has gone and its not 2 weeks old. Theres nothing in their place to do with gardening so why not leave them there especially as I and probably others find it a good program.

Gardeners World program

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:58

Well considering how much money the BBC rake in from their viewers each year in licence fees I think its about time they put on what we want to watch and not what they want us to watch. They must have thousands of episodes of GW whats wrong with showing some from years back theres probably alot more interesting stuff on them than there is on the ones we see of late.

Gardeners World program

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:24

Exactly my point WHY have all the programs gone that were on iplayer the other week? Half of what we watch on television these days is repeats and the one thing id be quite happy to watch again is nowhere to be seen.and probably never will be.

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 20:23

I think its about time for a new presenter on GW as Monty Don sometimes well actually alot of the time talks alot of twaddle and thats putting it mildy. He literally says things that arnt true which I dont think is a lot of help to new gardeners whereas old gardeners just ignore him. Theres no excitement in the program any more as its just the usual things year in year out and some of us need abit more than that. Carol Kliens giggling gets on my pip but at least what she says is quite often very informative. I wld love to sit on a winters evening watching GWs that were made in the Spring and Summer but I cant even watch them on the IPlayer as the miserable BBC have even taken them off now.

Gardeners World program

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 16:32

I thought I wld watch Gardeners World on Iplayer as its finished on tele now but they have all gone Why? Now its dark and cold  it wld be a great time to be able to watch the programs as alot of the time im too busy in the garden to watch them on television. Maybe gardening programs shld be put on in winter when everyones stuck in the house.

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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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