Gardening Grandma

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MOB rants

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:48

Now there's something I don't want to rant about. I just love recycling, to the point where people probably think I live in poverty or am slightly mad. (No comments, please!) I buy grotty old houses every time and do them up. I keep things nobody else would keep and try to do something with them. If the garden centre has sad-looking plants, I have to buy them and try to revive them. I shop on ebay. In fact, I like renovating old things so much that even try to paint and renovate myself. 

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 12:58

Cornwall has the same problem as Wales - it is too wet for Roses. Lots of black spot. I did just wonder whether the reason the plant is ont flowering might be that it is making lots of root and leaf growth because its roots have room and you are feeding it well.

This might be of interest

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 12:53

MOB rants

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 12:51

Don't you just lurve kids? And I spent my life with the darlings! They gave me the best and worst moments of my life! Amazingly, I rather  miss them now...Not that much, though - I still give thanks every morning for my freedom.


MOB rants

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 12:45

Palaisglide, though I agree with Slughunter really.

Didn't realise this version of the thread was in use. I would have deleted it but didn't know how.

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 12:39

The gardening channel closed because of lack of advertising and I guess that shows that such a channel is not viable because no-one will invest. However , why can't one of the homes channels be a homes and gardens channel with time given to gardening programmes. I remember being at home ill about 20 years ago and being able to find half a dozen gardening programmes on different channels to watch during the day - and that was before Sky (or before I had it, anyway). Stefan Buczacki, Geoff Hamilton and a rather silly gardening quiz show come to mind, as well as GW. All that is now out of fashion, presumably because it is regarded as attracting mostly older viewers. Now, there seems to be a resurgence of interest in making and growing among younger people, and this seems quite a good time to revive gardening programmes.

Spring breaks offer

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 22:55

You think I misunderstood that? Wish I could direct you to the threads I have in mind and let you judge for yourself, but that would involve others. I agree that tone of voice makes a big difference and I certainly concur that people on this forum are friendly, welcoming and helpful. Perhaps it is time to leave it at that.

Hmm is this year going to be like the last?

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 20:14

It does seem to be a new weather pattern, doesn't it - a warm, pleasant spring followed by a wet, wet summer? A geology teacher once told me that weather patterns usually last about 20 years!!!

That should see me out. I'll be 86.

Spring breaks offer

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 15:07

I think I posted too late at night when I was irritable and for that, I apologise. I saw someone thoroughly humiliated on this forum for daring to suggest the wrong thing and when I got in touch privately I realised that it had hurt. It does take a fair bit of courage to post when you are new and inexperienced. I'm still inexperienced and know I've made mistakes in my postings.  Mostly the response is kind and helpful, but occasionally some people are talked about as if they don't exist. Maybe Heidi did post for some obscure reason - though I can't think what. My guess is that she was frustrated and acted on impulse. Plenty of people read these forums who don't contribute.

Supporting plants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 14:54

I like to use twiggy lengths of hazel if I can get them. They show at first but then get swallowed up by the developing plant and they are twiggy enough to provide good support.

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