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GW Presenters

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 23:04

I'm glad I'm not the only one irritated by Carol Klein's fake enthusiasm

and what does she keep LAUGHING AT half way through her own sentences?? So annoying

Joe Swift is a complete non-event but I love RDT and I REALLY think Monty Don is fabulous

Personally I'm just still dancing with joy from the day the gave Alan EGO Titchmarsh the boot for making the whole show about HIMSELF

as long as he's not in it I'll watch

But please somebody!! -  tell Carol to stop sniggering to herself for no reason every 30 seconds,  she looks mental

how do I add someone to my ignore list?

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 00:51

ta xx

how do I add someone to my ignore list?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 14:10

I'm trying to put a name on the ignore list in settings but the cursor indication isnt appearing in the box marked "add user name to your list"

what are the steps


Talkback: Goldfinches

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 02:46

I heard somewhere that for some unknown reason while other bird populations are being devastated goldfinches are increasing in number - hope its true - I love them

wish they'd find out where all the birds are going though - and help the farmers grow food without being so toxic to wildlife - money isnt everything

Begonias and Pelargoniums (geraniums)

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 13:52

how do you know if they are the tuber type? I bought some beautiful begonias in pots this year and just assumed I could over-winter them

if they're not tubers I wont bother - but how do you tell?

window boxes are a wash out this year

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 15:04

As I wrote on my first posting of the thread  - we are happily moaning 

Read the thread again and you'll realise its mostly jokey constructive comments about the down side of gardening which EVERYONE experiences

you have been fortunate to have had a typical English summer

where we live we have had months of record breaking cold wet weather

that's what the thread is about



window boxes are a wash out this year

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 13:51

I have to say things are getting worse! I've just been out on my balcony - most of the annuals have given up struggling and started dying

 there are still plants out there which have yet to produce their first flowers

The marigolds by my front door are a positive eyesore - I'm mean its not even as tho they are looking a bit sorry for themselves  - both boxes just look like a few dying weeds - my postman must go past and think "whats he put that there for?"

 Usually I spend the summer looking at my flowers and going "aaaahhh"

this year I look and go "ugh"

 I think I'll admit defeat and put the lot in the bin - just to make it tidy to sit out there

window boxes are a wash out this year

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:45

wow Pam beautiful pictures! They look fantastic - I won't bother putting pictures of my window boxes on now I've seen yours - fantastic

like you Kate was looking at packets of seeds in the pound shop today  - en route to something else - and looking at all the different flowers there I was getting the old rush of adrenalin! So I think I will find the motivation to start the cycle rolling again

It also means if you start in September you have green growing things all over your flat all the way through the winter which is so uplifting

I *DO* love moaning about the weather tho - I'm very British like that!

window boxes are a wash out this year

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 22:43


but yes I know what youre getting at Kate - I have to motivate myself somehow

when I couldn't be bothered to do my flowers and the summer comes and everything is blooming I regretted being lazy -  altho it IS a lot of palaver at the time its so rewarding when youre sitting among all the beauty and you forget all the work and mess

I've yet to actually sit out on my balcony this year! the few days we've had I've been busy

so I got myself into gear and did all the work all winter / spring for nothing really - I have to say my flowers this year have been totally UN-inspiring so where I'll get the drive from for next year goodness knows

window boxes are a wash out this year

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 20:58

wow the thougt of starting sowing again next week after such a let down this year !! I don't think I can face it - the mess on all the window sills in my flat for the best part of a year to have a load of depressing scratty plants looking so scruffy and miserable


I'll have to psyche myself up for that I think!

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how do I add someone to my ignore list?

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window boxes are a wash out this year

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is it safe to put seedlings into window boxes yet?

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