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Favourite gardens to visit?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:15

RHS Harlow Carr Gardens,Harrogate,North Yorkshire is a must see for any green fingered gardener.Then into the tea rooms for a spot of " light refreashments",before  visiting the plant shop and buying all those exotic  new shrubs youve just seen, that make your neighbour jealous.

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 16:02

Spend more time in mi 2 seater merc,with the better half,driving around this glorious countryside.

having a moan about...

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:21

Mi nice merc slk 2 seater will wake up from hibo-nation on sayrdayt,just in time for run out on sunday,whilst young seedlings are hardening off outside.Nice n easy w/e

having a moan about...

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 14:02

as 11.30 today its been snowing ,and laying,a couple of inches up until now.never mind,theres always tomorrow or the next day 

having a moan about...

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 16:05

its been a great sunny day here,in north yorks,dug in some horse manue on my raised beds,ready for the leeks n sprouts  ( hopefully later next month ), frost permiting.Put some more compost in mi Belfast sink,where i grow onions,and topped up my v large grow bags where taities ( potatoes ) shall do there business this year.( giving me a nice crop ).If its sunny tomorrow ( weatherman says so  ) i"ll do a bit more of the same.

Getting a little carried away...

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 17:53

     is that a type of  torch, which  goes on your head,by any chance.

Allotment Wars- BBC1 Tuesday 22nd January

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 16:08

Did you know they made a film," The thirty nine sprouts "

Allotment Wars- BBC1 Tuesday 22nd January

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 21:41

No ,serious.Father in law had to spend a few nights beside his plot ,on the week before the show,on several occasions.He wasnt the only one.As i said when u mix, big sums of money within the working mans community ,people will try any trick to get themselves in the top ten of that leek show.The members travel all over the north for the perfect strain of leek to grow for the following season.For some its an obsession,and u also normally find that once youve made the top 3 ,you will always do well for the next few years,which makes u a target.Several years ago they reduced the prize money ,due to the above.Before it got physical i guess.

Allotment Wars- BBC1 Tuesday 22nd January

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 18:53

Where you are growing veg for a show,which has cash prizes ( as max B would say " for BIG MONEY ")  then you are generally going to get problems.At the WMC in my town they have a leek show,and it has been running for over 30 years.In the later 80s the 1st prize was £1200 for a pair of good, big, unifromed leeks,you also usually find that the "best leek in show "was won by same person.There was about 40 members of said leek club (father in law being 1), and eveybody got a prize.( last place was £400.).There were many incidents which required sleeping out to protect leeks ,or involving the police.As artjak says "So this programme should be not to miss.

box plants

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 20:31

Ernie ,i"m 50 now , and plan to live a long life.Joking aside ,i bought 25 plants ,at a height of 9 inches a plant ,hoping they will grow another 3 to 5 inches  in a couple of years ,or so.The 40 seeds only cost me a couple of quid ,so the growing aspect is really just a novelty.Many thanks for the replies , and keep them coming.Its my 1st post so i am new to this game.Cheers everyone 


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