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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.

Monty's wildlife garden

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:16

Great pictures GemmaJF. Where did you get your barley straw balls from please?

 

Nuclear option for weeds?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 22:20

Resiblock isn't cheap. If you phone them direct then they sell dented tins cheaper, thats what I did. Or they may be available on eBay.

Take care where you put the mouse traps

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:34

Lynn, the trick is to use lots of traps at the same time. I did once have a frog caught in one of my mouse traps in my garage!

But over the time I've been using them I've caught lots and lots of mice, heres a tally Ive kept on my garage wall...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/IMG_6630_zps4bf5efef.jpg

 

Nuclear option for weeds?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:29

Heres some photos I took when my block paved drive was installed 2 yrs ago...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/Untitled-7_zpsf2e31b65.jpg

 

And heres a photo a few weeks later after applying Resiblock sealant...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/ResiblockNextDay1_zps607699e9.jpg

 

The weeds have never appeared. In fact I have a regular oil leak from my car and I can simply wash the oil away without leaving any stains...

Before..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/IMG_7219_zpskdobqh25.jpg

 

After...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/IMG_7228_zpsvs4ukwsb.jpg

 

Heres the Resiblock I used...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/ResiblockKit5-001_zps8c2c83d6.jpg

 

Nuclear option for weeds?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 01:16
On my block paved drive I sealed it with Resiblock sealant. It's not cheap, but it stops the weeds dead. It works by setting hard the sand between the pavers. It does darken the clout of the pavers though. It also repels oil, which is useful as I park my LR Defender on the drive which likes to leak oil.

To drench or not to drench a rhoddie

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 23:50

If by drench you mean giving it lots of water then I think the time to do it is when its forming its buds, which I think is around Autumn to October time?

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