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You & todays internet media

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 14:05

It's OK Lyn.  Nora is aware of his name change and his past names and his past posting history.  I expect this thread will be closed if it gets silly.

Gardening as a career

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 14:03

The only way you could sensibly garden for a living without transport for tools and equipment is to get a job in a large garden - private, NT, English Heritage etc - or else in the local parks department.   You would also get on the job training in all of those places which would lead to career progression.

If you want to be a self-employed, jobbing local gardener then transport of some sort is essential so you can take all the equipment and maybe even plants you need as well as get between jobs if you have two or three clients in one day.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 13:45

Love the sound of your Granny Liri.    Can't be doing with Voltaire but hope your garden group goes well.   My OH is off to have a practice this pm cos he's off to Belgium soon for a seniors v juniors match at his old golf club.   He will have a shopping list and will also come back with a Possum.  3 weeks for Easter hols!   Will she cope?

Pat E - it might even have been December as that lurgy went on so long.

Busy - thanks.  I take a calcium and magnesium supplement when I remember and took one before dinner and one at bedtime yesterday to no avail.    Might also be related to lack of exercise whilst the toe has been healing cos I haven't done daily walkies for nearly 6 weeks now.  Nearly there tho.

Have had a good raid on the MS and DIY this morning - lots of fish and clams and fresh fruit and veggies so sardines and salad for lunch and spag vongole for dinner.   Fish pie tomorrow.   Found some paint and rollers and a dust mask and some turned solid beech feet for the kitchen units we're recycling in the annex.   Just having some decaf and then it's on with the scruffy painting gear for me.

You & todays internet media

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 13:27

Raisingirl - that last would be Sockpuppet.

You & todays internet media

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 09:24

Mike - you are not a newbie.  You have been around in various guises for years.

Would less invasive wisteria be okay for this arbour?

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 09:23

Think about the colour of the climbers you may plant before deciding on paint colours.

Have a look here http://www.davidaustinroses.com/eu/type/rambling-roses then check descriptions for repeat flowering ramblers

You'll find all sorts of clematis here - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemlistsearch.cfm You can search by colour or pruning group or both and then try you local nursery or garden centre or an online supplier for the varieties you like.    For ease of care I would recommend group 3s for starters as you just cut them back in spring and they regrow and flower on the new stems.

Richard Hodson who sometimes posts on here is agreat source of advice and clematis - http://www.hawthornes-nursery.co.uk/ and there's also Taylors and Thorncroft and Kelways if you google.

Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 08:49

I don't think so.  There was an organic movement already then.  He stopped presenting in 1976 and GH started in 1979 so not a huge stretch of time to make the connections.  I can remember GH being a very strong campaigner for safeguarding the environment  - no sprays, using garden compost to feed soil and its organisms, making his tufa rocks and tubs to save limestone pavements and so on.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 08:43

Bacon butty sounds wonderful bt a bit early for me.

Appalling cramps again last night so I'm going to have to start eating bananas or something as the rest of our diet is fine for all the amino acids and vitamins and minerals.    Any other tips?

Well done that dog.    Hope hubby enjoys his birthday and the naughty cards Hosta.  Bon appetit for lunchtime Busy.   What play Chicky?

Sorry about the footie GWRS but it was a good run.   FG how's the bum?  No repercussions?  Pat E you need to do the ear and eustachians massage I explained to Dove a while back.

I am off to buy more paint as I'm not convinced about the damp proofing in the annex and it has no heat so chalk it is but I shall water it down for the first coat to make it easier to prime the panels.  OH is all set to play with his new toy.  Got so fed up with Windows 10 messing up his PC he's bought a new Chrome something.  No idea but it was 700€ cheaper than an Apple and since he's no longer running a golf club he can simpler.

Be good or have fun or both.

Is this a crazy solution for llandeii conundrum?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 22:18

Good soil preparation.  Good choice of plants - research before buying.  Suitable supports.   Make sure they don't go hungry or thirsty in their first year while they're putting down good roots.

Last edited: 12 March 2017 22:18:40

Ultimate Alphabet 'R'

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 22:14

Had to look him up but love Ring Ouzel.  Handsome bird!

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