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So......Chelsea!

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:12
Hazel -- says:


So.....why are silly gardens allowed to be built? EG a great concert block full of spy holes to see the garden within. It is a prison. Whynwould I want a prison block garden in my back yard?



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I do sometimes wonder about the mental state of some of the designers.  The one mentioned above and the revolving trees are 2 which immediately come to mind.

Possibly just as worrying was Monty's comment that the prison block was the most uplifting garden he's seen in a long time!!!  Unless he meant he had to stand on tiptoe to see through the holes.  Also, can you imagine the sharpened elbows being used by people trying to get to the spy holes?


 Edited to add. No idea what went wrong with the original post which has incorporated my comments into the quote of a previous post.

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Titchmarsh oin Chelsea FS 2016 Compost Heap?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:55

Mr Gavin delights in upsetting all the stuffed shirts at Chelsea, and this one will probably do the same as his multi coloured balls some years ago.  At least it's different - not that I'd want it as mine.

Gardens to visit

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:53

Check the National Garden scheme website NGS.ORG for gardens open in your area.  They come in all shapes and sizes from comparatively small private gardens to massive stately homes.

Marestail along stream

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:51

The site which sells Kurtail says you don't need to bruise the stems first.


My concern with any weedkiller adjacent to a watercourse would be over spray.  Waterlife can be extremely sensitive to the chemicals.  I would check with the supplier / manufacturer of any weedkiller before using it on the site shown.

Maple tree not leafing out

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 13:48

A lot of things seem to have been delayed this year.  I have 2 acers in pots, standing side by side.  One has been in full leaf for well over a month, the other only about a week or so.

Titchmarsh oin Chelsea FS 2016 Compost Heap?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 11:55
David K says:

Ladybird4 says:

There's something about Joe Swift that I cannot really take to. Poor man - he's done nothing wrong. Its just me.


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 What can you expect from the son of a Hyacinth?


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 I wonder how he would react if somebody asked if he was "Sheridan", Hyacinth Bucket's son.

New large shed needed - help and advice much appreciated!

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 11:50

Just a guide to prices, but I got a 10' x 8' shed installed 3 years ago.  It is well made, sides of 3/4" t&g tanalised timber, double doors, window in one side, t&g flooring etc cost £1600.  I could have got one for less but the quality shone out when doing comparisons.


Why the concern about windows?  If somebody is determined to get in they are far more likely just to wrench the doors open than try to break in through a window.  Decent light from a window also makes the shed much more usable.

new shed idea...

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:30

A question for you local council I would think.

Titchmarsh oin Chelsea FS 2016 Compost Heap?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:28

On the subject of 'Qualifications or not', having a qualification in a subject doesn't automatically mean that everything you do or say will be right, or that you can actually put the subject across to others.


The best teacher I ever had, had 'only' been to teacher training college and didn't have a university degree or anything similar.  The worst was the head of department to that same teacher, and although hugely qualified, stuggled to connect with pupils.


I find Joe Swift's whole demeanour patronising in the extreme.  I know he's a designer and always looking for new ideas and there's nothing wrong with that.  There is a big difference though between that and his sneering attitude in last years series of GW towards anything traditional such as conventional borders and 'sin-of-sins' hanging baskets.

someone must have the answer for me

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:17

What is the ground like around the pond?  Is it particularly boggy?  If you dig a hole elsewhere in the garden does it fill with water too?

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