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Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 10:06

Yes I have it on series record from the first episode as its something i would like to keep in my recorded programs for a while yet.

I've already been into the house plants one to see how he took leaf cuttings as there is a lovely dep red begonia i think, plant on the filing cabinet at work which might have to lose a leaf soon lol


Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 18/12/2013 at 08:10

thanks Gardengirl i will look at the Boddingtons site tonight after work 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 07:29

thanks Penlilli I'm not sure this is the kind of plastic i need but appreciate your response 

Forester2 I have looked on the site and saved the page to my docs to look into the product further, it does look like what i need, thank you so much for your response (y) 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 08:35

hi I have just been on the program website trying to find out what those panels were called that Joe Swift I think it was, used to make a drive on the lawn or a gravel drive? does anyone know what they are called? I dont want to pave or use concrete but my local council will only allow something sound as a drive and i have to send in plans to obtain planning permission, there has been a drive there in the past as when i have planted anything I have had to scrape away stones so it is mostly solid already and i think if it was scraped back and levelled then those thing put down and filled in between with gravel that would be ok. last spring I dug out all the plants and repositioned them and hope to get the drive done in the new year, thanks in advance

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 12:05

Ah I have it on series record but noticed Tues and Wednesday was about Nelson Mandela but thats my veiwing sorted out for this evening as only seen part one so far as was out with my daughter last night but happy to know it is waiting for me to tune into.

I am planning a drive in part of my front garden but didnt want to pave it so am going to look into those plastic things you can fill with gravel, I already have a dropped kerb and there has been a drive there in the past which someone covered in grass but I have taken all the grass away and planted lots of flowers and shrubs but need the drive as some well heeled people prefer to park outside my house and walk the 5 mins into town to save a pound on parking fees  the thing is there a lots of other places opposite to park too but they seem to prefer parking outside the bungalows meant for older people, my neighbour in her 80's sold her car as she didnt dare move it and come home to nowhere to park.

best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 08:05

I am still happy with Gardeners delight but also grew some other varieties including sun gold and they too are delicious   

Talkback: Looking after orchids

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 11:00
I received my moth orchid in July for my birthday and it is still producing flowers on an offshoot from the mother stem with some buds still to open, there is a slight stickiness where the flowers are, is this normal? also there is a straight strong shoot coming up from under the leaves i think it looks different from the others "roots" as it is silver with a green tip, could this be a new shoot? I have collected seeds from the dried flowers that fell on the windowsill and was wondering when is the best time to try and propagate them?

best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 10:50

This is my 2nd year growing Gardeners Delight for free, i used the seeds GW gave away last year in the magazine and saved seeds from them to grow this year, with 100% germination success and lost a few at the beginning, i have lots of plants with trusses and trusses growing in both greenhouses, one at home and the other at the allotment, i had so many plants i gave some away and have about 5 in the back garden which haven't ripened yet as there been very little sun ans warmth but there is no sign of blight and plenty of young fruit. I have eaten about a dozen so far which were delicious and sweet but have to save what is ripe at the moment for tomorrows local allotment society show where i won 2nd prize last year with my garderners delight. I grow these because they are hassle free and give abundant crops, working full time and having a garden and an allotment to tend on my own, I dont have much time for things that need a lot of care and molly coddling to grow. when i retire i will have a go at some other varieties as mentioned in this thread but the Gov have added another 6 years to my working life so it wont be until May 2020. 


Posted: 11/02/2012 at 22:41

well said up51r if itd that much in the shade its a lost battle grow something else

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 28/01/2012 at 13:51

last year i got rid of a couple of cat visitors by spraying white vinegar in a few areas around the perimeter fence, or you can soak rags on sticks among your veg rows,  they and deer, rabbits ets hate the smell, i found it in a handy spray bottle for a quid in more than one of the discount shops, also kills dandelions in the lawn if you spray the leaves after cutting the tops off. needs re doing if it rains though. i recomend buying a vinegar book or looking it up on line as there are so many environmentally friendly uses for it in the garden or cleaning. looks like i need to go out and get spraying again as the ginger tom is back and i have not seen him until the last couple of days.  

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