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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

buried snails

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 14:17

You'll be busy, Doris!


Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 14:15

As you imply, lazy gardener, no-one's going to die because GW is suspended, but to say that people shouldn't complain or comment is rather defeatist and more than a touch cynical. Are we supposed to let the producers, the politicians, the fat cats, the zealots and the dictators get away unchallenged with any arbitrary and unjustified decision they care to make? Not my world!

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 06:36

It's certainly true that if you were trying to find a way to downgrade and ultimately get rid of a programme you would make broadcasts intermittent and inconsistent, so that people would lose patience and just give up on it. That way the viewing figures would decline and you could then give it the chop and claim that any protests were only from a small and unrepresentative minority.

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 23:22

And I will know, and it's better to come clean rather than live with a guilty secret.

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.


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