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.