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I wished I never seen it

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:19
I suffered severe withdrawal symptoms after finishing The Wire, I felt like I'd lost a limb. A friend prescribed the Sopranos boxset which did the trick, but I then developed Soprano withdrawal symptoms. This was cured by watching Breaking Bad, but when Id finished that I didn't feel the need to live anymore.

Good box sets should come with a government health warning!

30 year old sheep manure?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:37
How did the farmer train his sheep to do their 'business' in the same place for 30 years?

Bird feeder video

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 23:27

What food did you have in the feeder please steephill?

sunflowers

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:55

I think I'm correct in saying that sunflowers rely on heat, rather than daylight to grow and flower.

sunflowers

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:53

On that particular year I was growing the taller varieties as a bit of fun for my son. I think some of them were Mongolia which had massive heads. A kind member of this forum also provided me with some of the seeds. I grow them every year, and I need to get some seeds for this year.

sunflowers

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:36

I always start in small pots in the greenhouse, then pot on and move outside when they are a foot tall approx. They ended up looking like this the other year..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps51d25923.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps7bff85e6.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_2599_zpsg7bswtha.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsfeb9a958.jpg

 

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 13:26

Its Monty that I enjoy the most on GW. I often fast forward through some of the other sections if they are talking about things that dont interest me, such as Rhododendrons .

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:33

Yes, Ive watched most of them more than once since Ive had them recorded. I usually watch them after Friday nights GW, I search for the equivalent episode from previous years, its like getting double/triple dose of GW.

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 22:13

Im just in the process of copying over 3 years worth of GW recordings from my Sky box onto an external hard drive to free up some space. I have so many that I didn't know whether to just delete them as its going to take me days and days to copy them over, convert the files if required and then organise them in date order.

I decided to keep them, and as Im going through them I'm decided to document what each episode includes, so I can access that particular segment in the future.

Eventually it will mean I have them preserved and can watch them in the future, and free up some space on my Sky box. It will also be useful to be able play previous episodes from the current time of year. Just a shame the wife has zero interest!!!

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 22:05

Ive just been watching an old recording of a tv programme about the decline of bees. Apparently they use several litres of water each day to keep their hive cool, and it would require a single bee to make 40,000 trips to provide just one litre of water. So dont forget to ensure there is a water supply in your garden.

Discussions started by LeadFarmer

Time for a new garden design?

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Last Post: 11/02/2016 at 20:08

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

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Last Post: 11/02/2016 at 15:36

Monty Don talk @ Preston Guild Hall Nov 2016

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Last Post: 07/02/2016 at 00:03

Garden visits in New Forest?

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Last Post: 03/01/2016 at 19:26

Removing mould on plant pots?

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Last Post: 18/11/2015 at 15:58

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Last Post: 29/09/2015 at 19:33

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 21:50

Seeds from tall Foxgloves

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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 09:50

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 17:36

Unknown plant on GW?

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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 11:06

Which birds nest is this?

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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 11:12

Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 10:52

Photos of your ponds please

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Last Post: 03/02/2015 at 13:42

Seed Potato Suppliers

Where do you buy from? 
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Last Post: 24/02/2014 at 16:08

I'd like a plant like this...

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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 22:17
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