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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

help with concrete slab !!

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 12:10

I take it that the concrete slab is on the higher level, bizzy.



What am I ?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 06:30

Never thought I'd get told off so pompously for not using scientific names, Quercus! Perhaps a knowledge of common English names would prove useful to you in communicating with the uneducated masses. I take it your alternative spelling of robur (or maybe rubra) is a deliberate pun of some sort.

What am I ?

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:48

Looks a bit like Goat Willow.

more coming soon

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:47

Wee jenny seems happy enough.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:44

I'm not telling you off lazy-g, but are you then saying: 'Complain all you like, but it's futile'? That's not the way we've made progress - where's the spirit of Mandela?

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?

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