Gary Hobson

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 16:36

Fried chicken with assorted frozen veggies (8 mins in microwave); followed by chocolate mousse.


Posted: 09/03/2013 at 15:58

The person who was trying to impersonate Dove has also posted on the thread about potatoes. His comment there says " might ask Jon Cob about that...".

It would seem that there are vandals to be found even on this forum.


Posted: 09/03/2013 at 15:29

Very sadily your experience is not isolated. There have been several threads on this forum, where people have been the victims of vandalism. Here are two others..

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 11:39

Heating is back on there - need it to keep the plants (and their owner) from freezing to death. Am considering sleeping next to the electric propagator for the next few nights. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 10:47

For those of you who have not yet discovered the joys and convenience of mail order gardening, these snaps show a parcel from Crocus that arrived last week. I ordered on the Wednesday, and the parcel arrived on the Friday...

With the exception of some hellebores and snowdrops (snaps on the first page of this thread), my garden is looking dismal at the moment. But this is how it looked last July...

lawn improvement

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 09:05

Spring flowering plants are more likely to be successful beneath trees than plants such as clover (which flowers late in the year). Spring flowering plants can grow and flower before the leaf canopy shuts out the light.

Lesser celandine, primroses, snowdrops, blubells and daffodils are Spring flowering will flower successfully beneath oaks. But the foilage on all of those will die down during the Summer.

No harm in trying some clover.

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 07:16

Morning forkers,

Cold weather still on the cards for Sunday/Monday, so I intend to bring some seedlings and a few plants into the house, today.

Crocus have just sent me another nice little sentry box, ingeniously packed. I might take a snap. I ordered on Wednesday and it arrived yesterday afternoon.

I also received an Email from Tesco Direct. It seems that you can buy Crocus stuff through them. I can't see that that can be more efficient, or cheaper, than ordering directly from Crocus.

I haven't watched GW yet. It's on my recorder. I was watching an interesting film instead. That probably says something about my expectations of the program.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 15:37

It's been really dreary here, but relatively mild. I've been outside all day, moving plants around. Expecting they'll get a nice watering.

SAD is caused by lack of sunshine getting into your eyes, where the sunshine normally creates some helpful chemical. Lack of sunshine also prevents little seedlings from growing into strong plants - sad.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 11:34

True.... if the thread is not visible then people start posting suitable material elsewhere.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 11:27

Don't worry too much about lack of activity on the photos thread. This is a poor month, and the weather is rubbish for taking photos at the moment too. If you bookmark the thread we can easily find it again. Daffs should be the next big milestone, with lots of people posting, in a couple of weeks time.

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New BBC Gardening Show looking for Kitchen Gardeners

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Hampton Court Family Garden Competition

You are invited to design a family garden which will be built this year at Hampton Court 
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