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No Gardeners World and

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:48


Monty had a moan about it at the end of last weeks programme, just right too!

I'm off to a proper football match tomorrow, football should be played on a Saturday, kick off 3pm, none of this Friday night mularcky spoiling "OUR" gardening  programme!

Creeping Jenny (Golden)

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 11:22


I first saw it in Henley in Arden some years ago, my wife thought it was wonderful,so I bought some pots of it, have been trying to get rid of it ever since, it is a thug!


Ps I still have "the" wife!

Pps I am supposed to say,"my" wife.

Teasing roots

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 11:16


He just doesn't do it to tease you!


What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 10:31


Verdun, mine have been behaving  exactly like yours, I always sell some at the garden club and WI meetings, but not this year, poor flowering and some are just emerging now through the soil!

Have 5 slate grey ones that are just now starting to flower and attracting the honey bees!



Posted: 25/03/2016 at 22:23



I would say you are asking for trouble, there is no life or air  in sub soil, nothing will grow and you probably would have to remove it at a later date!


During the winter storms a very large beech tree in the "lords" estate blew over, the surface roots just snapped!

When I had a look there appeared to be  no roots penetrating the sub soil, just large surface roots spread over a wide area!



T & M seed offer

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 01:09


Had a look just to see as T&M not very reliable, sure enough it was buy five get the cheapest free!


Some firms never change!

......the good guys

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 16:00

Chryths Direct

Bought a collection of John Wingfield Chryths (10), really excellent young plants, well packed and delivered when they said they would be!

Geranium rozanne

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 20:55

My Rozanne in tubs have just peeped through the soil, I had a quick  poke in the soil of those planted in the border, big fat buds just below the surface.

Not a lot of perennials are showing any sign of life yet, still a bit early in the season for most!


Keep the faith!

Plastic containers

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 21:16


The base material, polymer chip costs them very little, our company sells scrap chip by the tonne and there can be on occasions a lot of it, it used to be about £1.50 per kilogram though I don't know what it costs them now!

Netlon used to take all they could get when I was actually taking an interest, some one else has that responsibly now!


In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:00

Here are the EUs own breakdown of UKs payments for being a member!

Pays in       £18billion per year

Rebate        £5billion (Mrs T)

Actual cost   £13billion per year

We get back £4billion paid to farmers and poorer regions of UK

So it costs £55 million per day, less the rebate to be a member!

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