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monty don

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 16:03

I love watching Monty & his garden. I find his laid back approach practical & easy to watch, also very inspiring.

I found the Toby version stilted & awkward in presentation & mostly silly if not cringe-worthy in content. The cool wall & how ever many minute projects?!  I always like Joe & Alys wasn't too bad, but they all seemed so awkward together.

I'd like to see Monty given an hour. He's my favourite presenter except for Alan Titchmarsh.

Rooting Rose cuttings?

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 19:06

Monty's clip suggests that they will be the same rose as the original variety.

As most roses are grafted I didn't think this was the case? Or maybe I remember reading that they will be the same but maybe not as vigorous or hardy etc. I read so much I've confused myself! 

I tried to propagate some that had grown shoots in a vase, but they never produced roots sadly. I'd like to try some of the bushes in the garden though. 

pinning down weed control fabric

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 18:43

I've put it under bark & gravel & in each case the weight of those was all that pinned it down as such. I taped the joins. So unless it's very slopey in which case your shingle may have problems anyway, you may not need to peg it down as such.

help to identify and how to grow more?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 19:07

Ah great, I have a while to practice taking cuttings off them then! Thanks.


Posted: 24/04/2012 at 19:06

This might explain why all the Queen of the Night & other tall tulips I planted last autumn are about half the height they should be. 

That article suggests the hot dry spell made them bloom before their stems had lengthened. 

help to identify and how to grow more?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 18:36

I've just planted some of these, are they reliably hardy (West Sussex), or should I be taking lots of cuttings instead?

They're flowering beautifully already. 


Posted: 24/04/2012 at 18:24

Last year I used the small wooden coffee sticks in my propagator, the permanent marker writing disappeared & they went mouldy. Very humid in there though.

This year I tried a previously read suggestion of white plastic milk bottles, I thoroughly degreased them, sliced them up & my marker wouldn't write on them. A CD marker did though & although they're less rigid than bought plastic ones, they are working well enough. Worth the effort if you get through hundreds.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 19:29

Hi everyone, this place looks very friendly compared to the dying BBC one! 

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