Palaisglide


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Planting in shade

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:02

Raisin girl, I did that on a North Facing wall, the tree was perfect the fruit plentiful and lush but we hardly got any, Birds. I netted it when the fruit was due fine mesh top to base, the blighters got in, next year double meshed it, watched the fruit ripen to perfection and next morning Starlings had decimated it, gave up and let them have it after that then took it out later


Rambling Roses or Clematis will do well on that fence, the flowers will find the top of the fence for any sunshine but that will not matter. There are plenty of plants that like shade, look at shady plants on Google.


Frank

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:50

Stockton on the lovely River Tees, for those who have no idea where this is between the Humber and the Wear next one before the Tyne, I would write a song about the Fog on it although I think it has been done, probably to death?


Sitting in lovely warm sunshine eating my Ham and Pease Pudding sandwich when from the West came a gust of cool wind and the clouds appeared. I always said they did not build the Pennine chain high enough. Retired to lovely warm Conservatory gazing out at my flowering Pieris with its shower of lovely white flowers, The Daffodils and early Blue bells making a nice backdrop, I do believe Spring has arrived in our North Eastern land. Expect the Vikings any day now. "Oh heck as like" it is getting darker, may have called Spring too early yet again.


Frank.

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:34

I do suppose thinking about it, all us people who never made a mistake in our lives (pause for long belly laughs) cannot understand some one trying to do his job to the best of his ability being hassled and harried by a diverse crew each wishing to shine in his her own light sometimes getting it wrong.  a long day, camera people more interested in what the dogs are up, I did notice they cut to a dog when Monty was speaking, trying to stick to e pre-ordained script , things are bound to get missed and the people who cut and splice the finished half hour would not notice as they do not have to be gardeners, just make a pleasant half hour that will keep the Audience half asleep. Of course there will always be the eagle eyed among us who spot the deliberate mistake, (here I must admit I missed it), the rest of the vast number of viewers probably just saw, dig a hole drop it in and water, as I admit I did apart from thinking that is in the wrong place I would not have put it there but "hey" that is me. BBC make some right bloomers in News and Educational programmes, last weeks chaos being for me a huge mistake all round from the news point of view, then we are all different. At least we are not in a huge muddy field with a Presenter who did not look after his tools or water in, well it was muddy, or use it to the utmost as they could well have done. OK I will get my coat.


Frank.

Just need to vent...

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:39

Clueless, and yet there are people who wish for independence thinking it will make things better. More Politicians more Autocratic Government less money. In my experience this makes things worse not better, Collectively we thrive, split there is not enough good stuff to go round and the pigs with feet in the trough get first hack at it. Yes a very mad world.


Frank.

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 11:00

Obelixx, they are tied to a tight schedule, they are having to take weather into consideration, and the Gardener I referred to was also in his own garden and made no secret out of showing his thoughts when guest gardeners appeared to plant in his garden. I would bet all of that came out. He said once, he got sick of pushing a spade into the ground many times whilst camera angles were altered and then finally he would get a hole dug, not as we would dig one straight in and out. When I was contacted they told me a Crew would arrive from London would spend one day with me?? One day it will only take half an hour to tell the story!!!! I wondered why the Lady on the phone laughed, It took them five and a half hours in two close together locations, they still wanted some more until my Daughter chipped in, "he is cold Hungry and fed up" the Director said enough, the camera man argued, the presenter asked me for a little more on tape, so we went back to the house and grasping a pie and pint of tea most of what was said then was dubbed onto the original tape. Working on a TV documentary is not easy plus I was not getting paid.


Frank.

Just need to vent...

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:37

Clueless, I should have explained the person I spoke of was not in Ireland, the shoot on sight poster was in a Desert in a country that if you say its original name on here the post disappears, I was never in Ireland although we did train for Street fighting at one time. It is a complicated mad world. As to would a Squaddie understand it, they do understand a lot more than the people who send them off into the bad places. We knew we would change nothing, often were on the side of the opposition but carried out orders for an easy life, the people who you use as an example should not be the Squaddies but the politicians and they question would be "How will they change this to suit their own ends"?


Frank.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:20

I pass. There are members who once posted a lot who have stopped, some I know had other problems taking them away from the board, some like me had a long period of illness and could not participate, some just get bored. What ever the reason the Board is here to help Gardeners with problems not for internal cage fighting. We are not dragooned into joining, can leave at anytime for whatever reason, it appears when you do stop posting the world of GW goes on its merry way hardly missing you at all, "thats Life" hello goodby carry on as normal.


Frank.

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:03

"Ah" I heard one famous Gardener say the minute the camera's left his garden he dug up everything they had planted, Monty may do the same. The reason it appeared was they had to have good camera angles, they take each part of the process over many shots, even digging the hole can take some time as the digging is broken down. The one in question said the plants were usually in the wrong place mainly for the producer to show off the method. On TV nothing is as it seems says he who walked up and down the same section of Norton Green for the BBC Crew while they got me in with the Pond, one with the Blacksmiths forge as once was and then one with the Church circa 1100 then a couple because they wanted me to walk in a certain way, (absolutely refused to walk down with both hands on my hips). The producer knew what she wanted but the camera man and director were arguing while I perambulated around the green bored as h@@@. The eventual film shown on TV was ten seconds as I walked towards the Pond the very first shot taken, it is a funny business  The best bet is half believe what you see then imagine how long it took to get a full thirty minutes and soon an hour?


Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 11:06

Stockton.


Woke up this morning to a very bright glare, Blue sky and Sunshine to welcome you there. A sight to make you want to sing, for here at last a reluctant Spring.


My Daffodils are blooming bunches all over the garden they bring joy to the heart.


Frank.

Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 10:51

Papi Jo, wonderful pictures, loved them, a look back over millions of years, not those plants of course their forbears, to a History Buff a long look into the past. The start of life on land and if you study them properly they have memory, destroy their enemies and out live us by eons.


The Peat free sermon is to please those people who in their innocence wrecked our Peat industry which was mainly Ireland anyway and moved it to Eastern Europe. Any one living near docks will know it is imported by the ton, most of the big seed companies still use it and many of the pots bought will contain some peat. If we really wish to go back to the glorious past for wild life we should ship all the people to a desert somewhere and let the UK become what it once was one huge forest with the seas around the coast as the main highways. You can still get imported peat bails if you know where to look.


Steve, how long would you be interested in watching a programme that every week told you how to plant a carrot how to grow a leek, the eatable ones from Wales not those monstrous un eatable things we grow for show in the NE, or how to chit a potato. I think interest would rapidly wane and audiences dwindle. It is a Garden Show not a tutorial on how to plant everyday things. It is a look over the garden fence at what other people are doing, mixed with a lesson in how to of probably one item. It is that mix which keeps the audience, try it, look at Paps Jo's pictures, the wonders of nature always intrigue.


Frank.

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