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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 15:39

Oh thank for that jean, I will go and have a look now, a girl just can't have too many plants

Free offers postage only

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 10:21

I have had the 36 perennials and the 36 lavenders and although all small plug plants I have been very pleased with them so far.  Have not planted them out as they are still too small so am growing them on in the greenhouse and I will plant them out next year.  I think they are excellent value for money and are very healthy plants. 

Would recommend them

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 07:51

I cannot understand why the BBC waste money producing this type of programme when it has been done over and over so many times. 

Why not extend GW which is something they know works and gets its regular viewers every week - I don't know what the viewing figures are for each programme - I suppose it is higher in the winter months rather than the summer.  If they cannot extend GW they why not a midweek update.  I am sure it is hard work for all the presenters and it is not a matter of just filming for half an hour to produce a programme, so why not have different presenters doing a midweek update or visiting other peoples gardens.  There is so much knowledge out there so why not use it.  You only need to read this forum to see how much people have learnt and can advise from their own experiences.

We are supposed to be encouraging people to get fit.  A lot of people have gardens or balconies and should be helped into making good use of these.  People who have no knowledge of gardening see this type of programme and think that you need a team of builders, garden experts etc to get the garden going and are not going to give it a try are they. 

Showing people that they can start a garden from scratch (the local freecycle group is brilliant at obtaining materials or even plants from other gardeners) is the way forward I think.  Gardening doen not have to be an expensive hobby and most gardeners are all only too happy to share plants they have grown and their wealth of knowledge and tips.   Books can be obtained from the local library or charity shops. 

So a hobby that keeps you fit, can cost little or nothing, making friends, growing your own veg for the family or creating a wildlife haven and attractive vew from your kitchen window. 

Come on BBC change the format and give us gardeners something that will work.


T&M offer July Lavender

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 19:10

I too have potted mine into 3 inch pots and they are looking very healthy.  I think they are great value for money.  I won't plant them out now til next spring so they get a really good chance to grow into strong plants.

What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 09:32

Thank you 

What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 09:16

Thank you Dovefromabove.   Is the plant still attractive to bees and other insects ?

What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 07:31

I have seen on this forum a few times people mention 'sterile'plants and I an unsure what this means.   Can anyone explain this.


what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 09:59

Got some 3 inch plastic pots on ebay, 100 pots for £4.80, free delivery which I thought was good value.  They arrived today (only took a couple of days) and they are ok.  Oakland Garden Supplies. 

The Flowerpot Gang-BBC1

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 16:02

I have to agree with you.  Anneka Rice and Phil Tuffnell - say no more.  Ok Joe Swift knows about design and planting.  Why can't the BBC spend the money making GW an hour programme or at least put on a proper gardening show which will appeal to us gardeners and not another slap dash, paint it and bodge it garden makeover.  I have to say I for one will not be watching it. 

what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:56

The think is I want to keep things in them to plant out next spring so am thinking that paper will not last the winter in the greenhouse.  I shall have a look at my garden centre, and yes we do have a Notcutts.  Thanks everyone for your help

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