Latest posts by jatnikapyar

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:38

Hi TT, what is this "BBC forum" I am not familiar with it. but I don't think I have on it. I curious now....WHO is using my name,...I wonder!! By the way, have you been away? I have not seen your dry quibs(which make me smile) lately

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 08:32

Fairygirl, I'm sure you are very proud of your baby. They do surprise us , don't they? The important point is if they are happy doing what they are doing you are entitled a BIG pat on your back! Who knows, we might see her on Tv some day eh?

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 10:08

Aah Fairygirl......I hope you are nurturing a zoologist or naturalist. It's amazing how much children absorb and emulate adults around them.

Aa Verdun, it is lovely, warm feeling to see forum members being nice to each other. Speaking of warm, time for another 'coffee and curl up on sofa' time here. Much needed rain ahead of promised 30C on Thursday......nice.

Are you getting your coat?

Seasoned gardeners

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 09:45

Hi KEF who mentioned AGE in the same breath as veteran then? By the way, I'm 16 going on 70, so there, the secrets' out now. Like Verdun, I'll get my coat.

On second thought, I'll make Nutcutlets or bake a cake. We are experiencing a monsoon here in Surrey.......VERY welcome, it's going to be 30C on Thursday.


Seasoned gardeners

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:17

I am a newbee too but feel so welcomed and I feel part of a very caring and protected  family who generously nurture us newbies,especially when an occasional hurtfull remark is made.There are certainly many,many, wise and generous people here.We are truely blessed.I wish I had found it years ago. I have tried other gardening forums but they were another version of Twitter!!  I salute the "veterans"...and you all know who you are.  

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 15:57

Aaaaah.....what a lovely thread, which started with a gripe, but turned into so many of us reminding ourselves that appreciating the simple things of life helped us to make positive choices in later life....nice

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 08:33

I agree with you Nutcutlet( oh you make my mouth water everytime I see your name....must make some!)

I "muted" when Chris Pecham came on Spring watch as I found him too patronising.He has toned down a bit now and I did enjoy the butterflies.

Thank you Fairygirl........I  have been very ill for a while and thought I was losing it!!

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 20:15

I'm with you Paddy5, time some of us stopped to smell the roses. After all, to each his own, if it irritates you, use the off button......please be kind

Talkback: How to make a bubbling urn water feature

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 09:51

Hi, you can use "plastic coated grill" OR a large plant pot saucer to fit the opening of the resivour. they ae available in GC's. The plastic coated grill is ones sold as plant supports.


Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 10:37

I would like to join in too please........just one of many joyous surprises of this Spring. After winter in 2010 I lost a Black Hamburg grape vine. DEVASTATED I was, it was in a large pot going up the pergola and lasted 9 years. I left the dead root and two branches in the pot and planted a jasmine to climb up it.

Two days ago I noticed a shoot with leaves that looked like(YES).....grape. Boy, it made my day, I couldn't believe it. The shoot is now GUARDED with holly branches(lots of squirrels and cats here). Even if I only get the leaves to stuff with rice (delicious) it is a result.

It also reminded me that PATIENCE is a major part of gardening. It breaks my heart to watch my neighbours rip out their garden EVERY year and "redesign" it  because they "are tired of waiting for things to grow......"

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