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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 16:24

Miss Jones,

There was a question on GQT yesterday about Robinias dying, and it is quite a widespread problem. I've had three in my gardens last year.

I'm amazed at your problem with this so-called tree surgeon. I can only assume that he or she is an uninsured chancer masquerading as a professional.


Hedging shears

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 09:58

Has anyone bought new ones this year and what do you think of them? The models change so quickly that I'm not interested in reviews of any that are not currently available. Thanks.


Holes in soil

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 13:20

There are solitary bees that nest in colonies.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 12:29


 I think it's the Fieldfares who make the clacking noise.

Talkback: How to lay turf

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 17:30


When you say they were 'meant to' do this and that, was that what you agreed with them? In other words, have they charged you for three times as much work as they've actually done?


on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 17:16

Better table manners than the Goldfinches then, Bjay.


Posted: 24/11/2012 at 13:15

A lot will depend on how quickly the water recedes.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 15:20

Waxwings are on the way!

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 08:46

Not if we have to eat the slugs!

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 17:04

This thread reminds me of the dicussions (arguments) we used to have on the BBC board, and it's good to see a bit of healthy debate as long as it doesn't descend to personal comments such as those of galest about CK. Neither have I identified many things that MD has said which galest asserts are not true, although it would be interesting to have some examples to discuss.

I guess the thing about winter programmes is that they would not be particularly visually interesting, which is an essential aspect of TV. And there are usually some garden-related programmes scattered through the winter

I'm inclined to agree with David K that the last programme was a treat, and a good way to sign off for the winter. 

So it's a case of listening to GQT over a bowl of winter soup.


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