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Latest posts by KT53

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:07

Joe Swift ain't my favourite either.  'Patronising' doesn't get close to describing him.

Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:04

From the number of times the topic has been raised over the years, including by myself, I would go along with the others pleading for something which would actually work to keep cats out of the garden.

Celine dions husband died then her elder brother died two days later

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 17:39

I can't imagine what she's going through at the moment.  It was bad enough when I lost my brother very suddenly.  To lose 2 people so close together must be utterly devastating.

As for the God thing, I'll not comment!

gardeners world

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 17:36

It's not that bad.  It would certainly improve though if certain presenters stopped looking down their noses at some of the more traditional gardening practices, and seemingly suggesting those who follow such practices are stupid.

They need to remember that not all gardeners want their gardens looking like a modern art installation.

Which subjects............

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 21:07

Sorry clarice673, I can't work out how to include the quote I'm referring back to, but I mentioned in a previous reply that I thought this topic should be in The Potting Shed rather than in Talkback.  Tetley asked why so I posted the descriptors for each forum.

If you hadn't read the complete topic (I don't most of the time) it would be confusing to say the least!

Which subjects............

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 18:18

Hi Tetley, from the Home Page of the Forum the descriptor for Talkback is "Here's where you can see readers' comments about blog posts and features, made from around the site."

As with most sites, topics do get posted in areas which may not strictly be the 'correct' one.  It makes little or no difference as I suspect the moderators could shift a topic if they so wished.

Which subjects............

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 22:44

I would suggest that the non-gardening topics shouldn't be in this forum at all.  They should be in the Potting Shed.  "Venture into the potting shed for garden gossip, topical debate or idle chit-chat."

After all the subjects causing contention are definitely topical debate and have tiddly squat to do with gardening.

David Bowie

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 20:58

I can't say I have been a great fan of Bowie.  Certainly there have been tracks which I enjoy and he certainly made an impact on the music industry.

Certainly not his fault, but every channel seems to have gone overboard with coverage since his death.  At the end of the day he was just a man who has succumbed to illness.  Does it really warrant wall to wall coverage?

Which subjects............

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 20:54

Surely the only people who should / can decide what discussion are or are not permitted are the mods / controllers of the site.  If anybody has a valid reason to feel that a subject is not suitable for the site they need to raise it with the mods.  The members here are free to contribute to any thread, or not, as they wish.  I don't think any member here has the authority to determine what other members can or cannot discuss.

Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:13

I can never get the quote feature to work but this from Verdun's latest post sums things up for me " I said we need to monitor exactly who is coming here and who is already here."

At present there seems to be precious little checking done, certainly at the point of arrival.  Stories of numerous people travelling using the same passport should be of concern to everybody.

Discussions started by KT53

Getting back into fruit & veg growing

any decent books? 
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Stuck for a plant idea

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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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Suggestions needed

Replacement for bamboo grove. 
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Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

How to stop them. 
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Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Turning brown from the tips. 
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Phyllostachys aurea canes dying

Canes dying from the top. 
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Fargesia nitida overgrown

Best way to get back under control 
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Can somebody identify this one?

Mystery plants appearing. 
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Malvern Spring Garden Festival

back on track. 
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When gardens fight back

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Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 06:41

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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