KT53


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Weed issue

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 14:16

I disagree with the comment about not being able to use weedkiller to control the buttercups etc.  You can get gels to dab on to weeds, even a hand sprayer, held close to the weeds is unlikely to damage the beech hedging.

Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 10:41

Percy Thrower was nearly 25 years older the Geoff Hamilton, and their attitudes and understanding probably reflect that difference.  Yes there were environmental campaigners around when PT was broadcasting but they were viewed far more as oddball or eccentric during PTs formative years.


I'm not saying that attitude was right, but it was prevalent.  Damning people on the basis of knowledge and attitudinal change after the event is unfair.  I'm sure there are many here whose initial introduction to gardening was through PT. 

You & todays internet media

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 08:05

Some might say it's easier to be rude when you can hide behind the anonymity of the internet, others might say it's easier to be honest when not speaking face to face.  I think the truth lies somewhere in between.

Raised beds

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 08:03

When do the raised beds get sunshine?  Just morning, just afternoon, all day, never.  Does the sun get there all year round?

Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 22:29
Obelixx says:

Percy Thrower far too "Chemical Ali" for me but Geoffrey Smith was wonderful.


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 A bit unfair on Percy Thrower I think. Far less was known about the potential side effects of many chemicals when PT was doing the programmes.  I can fully understand how gardeners from his era saw sprays etc as a wonderful cure for all the problems of bugs and blights.

Are there any roller mowers that can mulch?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 19:59

Maybe the sequence you were entering the words in made a difference but when I searched this was at the top of the page.


http://www.screwfix.com/p/webb-werr17-43cm-140cc-self-propelled-rotary-3-in-1-petrol-lawn-mower/6628F?kpid=6628F&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-Sales%20Tracking-_-sales%20tracking%20url&gclid=COr6qqzg0dICFYY4Gwodg58OMQ

Biggest square rigid pond liner

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 19:57

I'd check with somewhere like World of Water, they seem to cover most of the country and should be able to tell you what's available.

Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 10:07
punkdoc says:

I think that one of the problems, is that we all want different things.


Beginners want basics, whereas the more experienced want something different.


I think that it is very difficult for one show to fulfil all requirements.


Like Verdun, I would like whole programs devoted to particular gardens.


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 And that surely is where good producers provide a balance through the series.  I don't think GW is the place to have a complete programme devoted to one garden, there have been other series doing that sort of thing. 


Even many experienced gardeners aren't experts on everything.  From a person perspective, I'm just trying to get back into veg growing after many years.  Everything I once knew is long forgotten, so basic is what I want there.  I don't understand the annual obsession with Monty cutting back his grapes.  They could just use the same clip from previous years.

Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 10:02
aym280 says:


I'm sure all gardening programmes are closely associated with seasonal flowers, trade, tools and feeds.. Remember Beechgrove showing us all the gadgets for growing tomatoes .. or seed trays with jiffy pellets or seed tapes.. I remember someone saying certain show exhibited all the plants and whatnots from Althons .. I, for one, am glad that the programme is not tied to commercial sponsorship, unlike those from other channels.  


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 Beechgrove is on BBC as well so I don't understand your comment about commercial sponsorship.  If you remember, Beechgrove also showed that most of the gadgets for tomato growing aren't worth having.  Of course gardening programmes are "closely associtated with seasonal flowers..."  It would be a bit pointless to have a programme about spring bulbs in the middle of summer.

Are there any roller mowers that can mulch?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 22:15

They are out there.  Just search 'mulching roller mower' and then read the description to confirm that they fit the bill.

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