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Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:01

I am fortunate enough to have Sky tv, plenty of gardening progs going around in a loop, I can watch one a day.

The bbc put gardeners world on and loads of people slag off Monty Don.  I have even read on here that certain people wont be watching Chelsea this year because Monty is presenting, so if ratings go down for that, there will be another prog lost eventually.They cant win.

Non Flowering Plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:32

None of these are out yet in my garden, give them a bit longer its been a cold wet spring. Unless as Dave says, you pruned at the wrong time!.

Gardeners' World Magazine April 2014 Issue

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:08
Steve 309 wrote (see)

But then, if you shop at Tesco you're supporting the biggest supermarket chain in the country whose small supermarkets are trying to put small local shops out of business - and succeeding!  But I s'pose the same goes for Sainsbury's (where I shop cos it's convenient) and t'others....

Spot on, also get my RAC subs from them as well. Couldnt afford it otherwise, and we dont have small shops anywhere remotely near me.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:03

Mine are still in the greenhouse, I wont put them out until its warm. I dont think they are completely frost hardy, my daughter puts her pots in a plastic greenhouse over winter, i dont know where I will put 50 of them though! I will keep some in the conservatory, they are so cheap I think about 4.00 for 50 so if I lose some in the winter it wont matter too much.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 20:53

If you google 'aphid attack on conifers' you will find several links about this.  Looks like your hedge has had it!. Sorry! is a good site for info on this.


Beetroot and Tomato Seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 20:30

I think you may have killed them with kindness.

 Its still a bit cold to start tom beetroot packet says sow seeds in April, but apar


t from that, you dont feed toms until the first flowers appear, which will be May to june at least.


Beetroots can go direct in the ground in mid April.They dont need any extra nutrition at the seedling sta

ge, just warmth.Try another pot of tomato seeds just in a pot on the kitchen window sill, I am sure they will germinate and be fine.



Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:34

Sometimes it takes ages for the upload, try giving it a bit longer. I assume the photo number comes up in the box?

Foxglove cuttings - anyone tried it?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:30

I have never seen that, could you show a photo please.

garlic spray

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:51

Hang on, I'll ask hugh fernley wotsit.

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:47

I hope you are all correct 

I have just moved 3. 2 of them had been in the ground for years and never flowered, they come out from at least a foot down, like a great big dahlia tuber.. Now planted 2inches deep as advised.

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