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Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 14:58

Hi  nutcutlet thanks for your reply,

Im pleased to hear that others feel the same, because I want Monty to continue on the program and I also want loads more gardening program's but if people don't make comments or complain about things then nothing will  improve and eventually when the ratings go down the BBC may just take the program off air and I don't want that to happen.


Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 14:19

Hi Daniel, I love this forum site because everyone is very keen to help and I learn a lot by reading others questions and answers also I subscribe to Gardeners World mag and love it.

I have however been waiting for an opportunity to comment on the Gardeners World BBC program and maybe this is it. I want to say that I am finding the program very boring of late, Monty has a wealth of knowledge but I seem to be waiting for him to show me something new or give me a little gem of gardening info that I can find useful because I've never heard or thought about it before. I spend time looking for Nigel these days as I find him more interesting!

Monty seems to spend the program telling us how he has moved things around his garden or enormous pond or  how to repot a plant or grow seeds, I'm not an expert but I've learned how to cover the basics and now I want to know more indepth info like, what to do when things go wrong? how to create a garden with less money? perhaps more of Carol showing how to increase our plant stock or maybe talk more in depth about certain plants each week, it's also a little anoying when he talks about his fantastic composting which is easy for him because he has masses of room and probably loads of people to assist him. 

Please do not think I'm  being unkind I love and respect Monty Don but I've got to the stage were I'm not bothered if I miss Gardeners World now, when not so long ago I wouldn't have missed it for anything.


When to feed tumbling toms

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 14:32

Great advice and explanation, Pete8 and Ceres thank you both so much.

When to feed tumbling toms

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 10:26

Hi can anyone tell me when I should start to feed my tumbling tomatoes.

i have been successful over the years feeding them only when the first  little tom starts to grow, now I keep reading that you should feed them as soon as they flower .

Does anyone know for sure ? and what is the difference?

Container size for growing peas

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 19:35

Thanks blairs that's great, I only want to grow a small amount so didn't want to use up  space in my raised bed. 

Container size for growing peas

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:31

i have a metal container 10inches deep and wide, and it's 23inches long.

I want to grow dwarf peas -will this container be adequate ?

Training a photinia ( RED ROBIN)

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:13

Hi, you might try snipping the tops of them to encourage bushier growth lower down, if your unsure perhaps snip a couple and see if buds form lower down the stem.

Identify weeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:00

Thanks Bob and nutcutlet, I have three of them and I do remember the name now you have mentioned it, what I can't remember is them growing last year, they look so different, maybe i will recall them when they flower, thanks again much appreciated.


Identify weeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 12:02

Sorry guys forgot to include a photo which will help!!  No idea why it's come out sideways , how frustrating sorry.


Identify weeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 11:58

Hi can anyone help, I cant identify this plant - is it a weed or not ?

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Does anybody know name of this plant

I've had this plant for a couple of years and it's just been Green stappy then this year it has shot up this lovely pink shoot which has formed this flower head with small green buds inside?? 
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Plant identifying

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When to feed tumbling toms

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Container size for growing peas

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