Gary Hobson


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Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 10:22

Westland (worst MP) is the brand stocked at Wyevale, and some other chains. I've just bought a bag of their John Innes. Their seed compost was well rated.

At many GCs it's Hobsons Choice which brand you get. Unless you're prepared to go somewhere else, which may involve travelling a long way.

I'd really like to see GW cover this subject. Buying compost is an item of regular expenditure for many gardeners and it's important to know if the brand really matters.

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 07:49

Morning forkers,

A dusting of snow here this morning, and it's still coming down. Forecast says it should turn to rain.

Enjoyed Monty last night. Very relaxing and laid back. The music itself was soothing, probably taken from a sleep-hypnosis CD. They must have a really good time filming these programs. At least that's the feeling. Nice hat, nice strawberries.

Though personally I don't aspire to the lifestyle of a French peasant, or living in a monastery.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:41

I have a Gardeners World Live collapsable shopping trolley. Ideal for carrying a few small plants, when shopping at your GC, or around the garden. Only £10. I usually buy several each time I visit, to give as Christmas presents.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:20

Driving wheelbarrows is tricky, and not intuitive, because if you want to turn left, you actually move the handles to the right. And vice versa.

The same considerations apply to driving supermarket trollies. I believe that 76% of the fatalities in supermarkets are caused by careless drivers.

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:14

From today's Radio Times....


Fork Handles

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:02

Have a good erection.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 13:59

A truck should be more stable - a consideration if buying something to ride on.

It is possible to push someone sitting in a wheelbarrow, but a bit risky, IMO.

Also, you need to lift a wheelbarrow. A truck does not require any lifting, so can move heavier loads.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 13:53

I still have a wheelbarrow. Very useful.

I wouldn't want to put dirty soil in my nice green truck.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 13:50

Also, amongst the gardening communty, possession of a truck is something of status symbol.

I may leave mine parked on the front lawn, so neighbours can see that I have a truck.

I expect that Monty has more than one truck.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 13:44
Insomnia1973 wrote (see)

So what exactly does one use a truck for?

Carrying all your stuff.

You see, a truck can hold a lot more than you can get in your pocket.

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