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Magazine titles

Posted: Yesterday at 20:23

Quick search on 'Allotment magazine' brought up loads.

Slug explosion

Posted: Yesterday at 20:19

When I saw the thread title I had a pretty disgusting image go through my mind.  I would however happily stay out of the garden for a few days if it really did happen.


Posted: Yesterday at 20:15

Paving laid these days is supposed to be permeable so runoff will be reduced, although not altogether eliminated.  I agree with Phillipa that it would be a slippery slope if there were add-ons to Council Tax for x, y or z.  How about extra for those with too many kids?  They create extra rubbish, extra strain on local resources, extra pollution getting them to school.....

The recently suggested change to the law to prevent vehicles being parked partly on pavements will only make the problems with parking, and therefore the need to park on house frontages worse.  I'm not saying parking on pavements can't cause problems, but in the area I live, many footpaths are 8' and more wide.  A car using 3' of that doesn't obstruct pedestrian progress and does leave more road accessible to moving traffic.

Fed up

Posted: Yesterday at 13:24

Complaining about how a rose garden looks in April says more about their knowledge than your ability.  What are they expecting?  Full bloom everywhere?  My garden is just about coming back to life and certainly isn't looking good, let alone at its best, currently.

Free gifts on May issue GW

Posted: Yesterday at 13:18
Maddiemoo wrote (see)

Was very unhappy this week with the idea that I needed to pay more for a magazine with a pair of gloves (that I didn't really want or need). Only to find 1) they were too small to wear, and 2) they comprised two left gloves!  Totally useless! 

They weren't wanted, I had no choice in the shop, and they aren't any use.  Next time I know I will go without buying the magazine - shameful.  I certainly won't be subscribing

There are no gloves with the subscription edition so that shouldn't stop you from subscribing.  The fact that the shop only had the 'gloves' edition left isn't GW's fault.

Subscription copy

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:26

Good job I was being polite about the people on the Subscriptions phone.  We're being watched.

Seriously though, it is good to see the GW staff do take an interest in the forums.

Something to do with gardening

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:02

Thanks for the clarification aym280.  I've never heard of Village Hotels which might help explain my confusion.

Pressure Washer

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:00

The Bosch pressure washer in the article comes with a very limited range of accessories, and a comparatively short hose too.  I like to have as much distance as possible between myself and the unit when working. 

Although the base price is good you really do need to consider what you want to use it for before purchase.  A similar 'power' Karcher, complete with tools from Argos isn't a huge amount more.

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Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:49

Still nothing so I phoned the subscriptions number.  Very nice gent there said that they are running a trial using courier companies instead of Royal Mail.  I commented that the trial doesn't seem to be working for me .

They will revert mine to Royal Mail and get one in the post to me today.

Subscription copy

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:25
Aster2 wrote (see)

Can the problem be with the local post office rather than with GW?

On a tangent, I received my copy of the June issue of Country Homes & Interiors a few days ago. June! It's the end of April and freezing cold! (Nice issue, though.)

I don't think so.  As I said previously, the April issue had an insert stating it was Hand Delivered.  That's when the problems started, or at least became apparent.  It wasn't until the April issue arrived that I realised I'd never received the March one (we'd been on holiday when the March one was due and I'd simply forgotten about it).

3 consecutive months of late or no delivery is not on.  I don't care if they've introduced a new system to save money, it's rubbish customer service.

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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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Apologies in advance...

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Chitting spuds

remove shoots or not. 
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Getting back into fruit & veg growing

any decent books? 
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Stuck for a plant idea

'memorial' plant 
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Last Post: 28/01/2016 at 21:24

If they could take their words back.

Latest GW 
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Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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