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What have you decided NOT to grow this year?

Posted: Today at 12:13

Marestail, but do you think it will take the hint?


Posted: Today at 12:11
Liriodendron says:
I've been really surprised by Toby Buckland, who made little impression on me when he took over Gardener's World.  His descriptions of the gardens have been thoughtful, relevant, and at times quite poetic...See original post

 I hadn't come across Toby Buckland before, but I thought he was good.  Informative, but never gushing, in everything I saw him do.

Interesting Xs

Posted: Today at 12:07

There is an edit button but it disappears once a reply has been posted.

Chelsea 2016 coverage.

Posted: Today at 12:01
GWRS says:

Hello all , I have only watched the evening proggrames and enjoyed them 

I voted for the Peoples Chioce garden - Yorkshire Garden - good choice , amazed it didn't get gold ?

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 I thought the guy who designed that garden was very careful with his words when talking about getting the Peoples Choice award.  He certainly seemed to suggest that the general population was more in touch with what he was doing than the Chelsea judges were.

I tend to agree with him.  I still can't understand how the block of stone with a garden hidden inside won anything!  Then again, I dont see pickled sheep or unmade beds as art either.  To me, if the meaning of something has to be explained in great detail, it's the 'something' which is missing the point rather than those viewing it!

Scalping new lawn, upset :(

Posted: Yesterday at 16:36

Whacking the high spots with the back of a spade may help too.  There will be some settlement in a newly laid lawn but you might be able to persuade the high spots to settle a bit more than the rest.

First bites of the year

Posted: Yesterday at 08:33

If the midges bite me they seem to go off to warn their mates that I taste 'orrible.  My missus, on the other hand, is a midge and other flying beastie magnet.  She takes B compound tablets, starting a few days before we travel along with anti-histamine tablets.  This definitely reduces the number of times she gets bitten and her reaction to the bites she does suffer.

Avon Skin so Soft is brilliant for detering midges.  Mythology has it that British Army squaddies discovered that it repelled bugs, although I haven't seen any explanation of why they were using it in the first place!


Posted: Yesterday at 08:27

I have to admit that I enjoyed Thursday nights programme more than any of the previous ones.  Only down side was a concrete block with plants hidden inside getting Best Small Show Garden!

New large shed needed - help and advice much appreciated!

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 17:35

I should have said, the price I mentioned was delivered and erected.  Good quality sheds are heavy and ideally should be erected professionally.


Posted: 26/05/2016 at 14:59

I don't mind the celeb interviews when they are clearly keen on gardening as a couple of them have been.  To interview celebs who then state they basically don't know and don't care about gardening is utterly ridiculous.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 08:09

I'll start the countdown to the explosion re waffling non-gardeners on the show.  10, 9, 8.....

Sorry can't wait for the rest of the countdown.  I agree totally.  "Publicity seeking luvvie wastes precious time on CFS programmes" doesn't have much of a ring to it as a headline though.

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how long do I need to wait? 
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Does the site have 'stickies'?

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Identification please.

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would this work? 
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would it work? 
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British weather...

you really can't win. 
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Subscription copy

late again 
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Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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