Gary Hobson

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Fork Handles

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 08:05

Morning forkers,

Happy Birthday to the Easter Bunny.

(Though the exact origins of Easter are disputed. In a recent survey, one in ten children said they believed Easter marks the anniversary of the invention of chocolate).

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 07:06

Morning forkers,

Another freezer here last night. Temperatures got down to their lowest for some time.




Posted: 29/03/2013 at 11:59

I read in the Horticultural press, only yesterday, that Morrissons, like Waitrose, are trying to make an entry into the horticultural market. So you can certainly expect more products to be availalbe from them this season.

I believe that Alan Titchmarsh will be fronting the Waitrose campaign.

And Tesco have some kind of arrangment with Crocus:


Water plants for a wildlife pond

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 06:50

A really convenient way to buy elodea (which is probably the most popular oxygenator) is through Amazon...


Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 06:42

Morning forkers,

A bright, but very cold, morning here. -2.2 inside the greenhouse.

Don't think I'll be doing much outside over Easter if the weather continues like this.

At least the weeds and grass are not growing. Still have snow lying over about half of my garden (the parts that are in shade).

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:37

How many people use this forum regularly - 100ish? How many use it occasionally - a few hundred?

The number of copies of the magazine sold per month is around a quarter of a million.

On the scale of things, we are a drop in the ocean.

I don't know what proportion of those readers access the magazine itself via the web. I would guess that most people read the printed edition.

The web ought to be important as a growth path for the future. Perhaps the forum will become more important as more people begin the read the magazine on-line.

What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:13

I used to work in an IT department, at the sharp end.

These people have my sympathy.

What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 10:59

GW is part of Intermediate Media (as it says in the small print at the bottom of this page.)

You can see a list of all their brands and websites here...


Save our bees

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 09:12

An article about new research concerning Neonicotinoid pesticides was published on the BBC website yesterday....


Fork Handles

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 08:40

With the bright sunshine, temps in the greenhouse this afternoon should make it into the high 20s.

Already have the deck chair in position.

Who needs Tenerife when you have a greenhouse and some sun, and this gorgeous weather.

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