Joe_the_Gardener


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Monty Don

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 06:22

"talking down the season"..........  Round here you couldn't have got to the garden centre even if you'd wanted to, and if you'd bought plants you couldn't have set them in the frozen soil. I haven't seen any skips full of jettisoned plants, nor any discounted plants. Our local garden centres are well managed and have obviously made sensible decisions about ordering from wholesalers. I suspect that undue influence from some of the big names has led to this story. And the newspapers are well-known for making a fuss. £50m is about one small pot-plant each. What is the annual turnover of the garden centre industry?

cut away conifers

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 05:53

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Plant identification

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 18:30

Pearlwort?

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 18:29

I bought a new shrub for a customer. I asked her whether she wanted it in a bed or up against the wall and she slapped my face.

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 18:25

I think I may be a bit naive, but I haven't a clue what this thread's really about!

pampass grass

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 12:14

If you've got a power hedge-cutter, use that.

Fencing for raised beds

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 08:40

Do you want to screen them for the benefit of passers-by or for yourself?

Amenity planting. HELP!!

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 15:14

Not sure if you mean 10m sq (i.e. 10 x 10) or 10sq m (e.g. 5 x 2). If the latter, what are the dimensions? If the former, they really give you some tough assignments - 6 beds at 10 x 10!

the weather

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 15:08

Not much fun for the professional gardener! Should be a busy time.

Vistors had a party yesterday

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 14:07

Watch out Dove, when the peregrines have got a taste for pigeons they may come after you. Sorry about the slightly sceptical suggestion - I frequently hear about very unlikely bird sightings from people who are inclined to believe in the unusual rather than the obvious. So, no intention to doubt your skills

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Jay

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Useful tool

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Spring!

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Gardeners World Quiz

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Silver birch

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Hedging shears

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