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Talkback: Footprints in the snow

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
All my regular bbird visitors have stuck around during the frost and snow. I have added a nut feeder at the front of the house for my tits and have been quite worried as only one has been around until testerday when the two were together in the front garden. They have used my bird box for the last two years and am now happy they are still together.

Talkback: Parsnips

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
I grew parsnips for Christmas dinner in a plastic flexi tub, and even tho we had snow and freezing temps from 27 November, I was able to drag the tub into the house a couple of days before, and defrost enough to harvest them for Christmas dinner. Absolutely amazing flavour!!

Talkback: Composting in winter

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
if there are any men around a pee bucket out would be better,and put on the compostheap, this helps break the compost down, I do not know is frogs will mind.

Talkback: Growing cyclamen

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
help my cabbage died

Monty Don

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
My garden is not a brown field site, it has been there for many years but is still not the way I would like to see it. So to go back to the idea of presenting GW from an established garden and showing how to change and improve it is just what I want from a gardening programme. Also, for me, gardening is all about growing plants myself, not filling my borders with nursery grown plants. When I want a new (to my garden) plant I will buy one from the garden centre then propogate lots more from that single plant. So to go back to a programme that teaches me the best methods of pruning, propogation and plant maintenance will be a welcome change. And as for Monty, I've met him several times at GW Live and found him to be a very charming, friendly gentleman and certainly not pompous and I have always enjoyed his style of presentation. Monty, welcome back, I shall look forward to watching you, Carol, Rachel and Joe next spring.

Talkback: Rats in the garden

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
we had rats in our attic a couple of years ago. Nightmare - they had been sleeping and breeding under the insulating material. We have a bungalow and they came in from next door's wall. Worse followed when we put down poison - they died behind the boarded up attic bedroom. We then were invaded with bluebottles. ugh.....never again I hope. Do keep an eye open for them in your roof spaces!

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Enjoyed Toby's style and it's a shame as perhaps he was just beginning to get into his stride. I trust I will get to see the fruits of his labour and my licence fee at Greenacre? Contented to see Monty's return even if sometimes he does give the impression he'd be happier wearing a kaftan, eating tofu and selling his jewellry at a craft fair. More from Joe's allotment would be nice. Ah, as for the faded and fading Rachel de Thame - I have one question only - pourquoi?

Talkback: Squirrels, foxes and snow

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
A beautifully written post! Up here on our snowy allotment in Yorkshire, all the rabbits seem to be hiding. Our dog is still busy wtih gardening tasks, though, and has been digging up and eating frozen turnips. Read the story on:

Talkback: Five plants for Christmas gifts

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
How do i keep poinsettia and amaryllis alive after they've flowered?

Talkback: Why are the birds ignoring their food?

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I scraped away a big patch of snow to provide clear ground for feeding purposes, but the only creatures taking advantage are the squirrels. Maybe there are still enough seeds and berries available and they are eating those first. My hanging feeders are not being used either.

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