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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 18:33

I am also really surprised. Two Freeview channels, BBC3 and 4, have nothing on until 7 o'clock. Channels are showing Hairy Biker and Michael Portillo repeats and other stuff that could go anywhere at any time, as well as the execrable antiques and house-swapping programmes. There sometimes seems to be an invisible but very strong wall between Beeb channels - isn't it just a matter of flicking a few switches to get a programme shown on a different one?

Gardening in Aberdeenshire

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 18:23


Surely it has to be accepted, without needing to be repeated every week, that gardening is a very different proposition in a country stretching 700 miles from N to S. After 40 years you must be an expert on gardening in Aberdeenshire. I'd second everything that Wintersong writes.


more coming soon

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 18:14

I like to keep a low profile in case the cat owners come for me. However, I will admit to living north of Stonehenge and south of the Craven Fault and being omniscient.

What is this Leaf please

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 18:05


Are the buds in a loose spike at the top of the plant and what colour does it look as though the flowers will be? Has it appeared by itself or are you new to the garden?


Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 17:58

I meant New Horizon

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 17:56

There has been an article in the Guardian within the last two weeks comparing various composts: a bit of a search online might find it. My favourite, Horizon peat-free multipurpose, came out well.


Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 19:03


Small spaces can be quite difficult because it can look as though you haven't done anything at all, but you've taken the bull by the horns and done exactly the right thing by making a bold statement. People can like it or not (I do) but at least they'll talk about it. Well done!




Border at school

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 06:56

Precise plant choices may depend on the aspect and altitude of the garden and possibly where you are in the country. Inland Somerset will be very different from exposed coastal Lancashire.

Border at school

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:03

Does it have to be all shrubs?


Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:23

My light green hostas among purple heucheras in a semi-shaded corner look great at the moment.

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