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Gardeners World new season

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 15:06
I think the two previous posts say it all. Just adapt the ideas the Monty demonstrates to suit your own pocket and remember that Monty has been down on his luck in the past as anyone who has read his books would know! Monty does it his way, Geoff did it his way and Alan did likewise. Just take what you want from their advice no need to take offence!

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:32
There's an app called "paper by fifty three" which is supposed to turn an IPad into a sketchbook. Haven't used it but perhaps it's the one that Joe used. Apparently it's a free app but you have to pay for extras.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 09:27
I really like Joe and think they have a very good team at the moment. I personally am not all that keen on spending time looking at some of the gardens they visit as I would much prefer to have some more gardening advice and ideas, after all it's only a half hour programme so think some of the garden visiting is a waste of time. However, I'm sure that a lot of people enjoy looking at the gardens so It must be difficult to please everyone. Does anyone know when Beechgrove is on?

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 10:31
A lovely, cosy,warm programme. Great to see Monty and Nigel back (both on good form) I'm looking forward to some warm dry weather in the garden- ever the optimist!

Roses Offer

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:22
I ordered some fuschia plants from T & M in 2011. They were meant to be "Garden News" variety and were on offer from GW. It wasn't until last year that I realised they were a different variety to the ones I had ordered. I contacted them and they apologised and that was that. After thinking about it I contacted them again and asked if they would send me the plants that I had originally ordered, as the Celia Smedley they sent were far too lax for pots. Grudgingly, they said they would send me my original order this year - so I will wait and see!

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 15:39
I nearly put mine in recycling as well. Just pure chance I went through it and found them by accident as there wasn't even anything on the front cover of the magazine. Unless it was only an offer for subscribers?

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 16:07
Have been reading everybody snow reports with interest but some people don't put what area they live in so the comments are meaningless.
We had about four to six inches of snow on Monday and further snow on Friday here in South Lincolnshire. We have bitterly cold winds at the moment but some of the snow has started to melt so I can only think that the temperature must have gone up although doesn't feel like it!

Hardy Fushias

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 17:06
Yes Jackie Frost you can clearly see the new growth and it's easier to cut the old growth away when the new growth is just coming through.

Hardy Fushias

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 16:52
I always cut mine back in March/April when I see the new growth just pushing through. I also put some compost or bark around the roots to give some protection over winter. Hope this helps.

Queen Elizabeth rose

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 15:23
I bought a pink Queen Elizabeth floribunda rose last year to try to match the other roses that are planted in a narrow border at the front of my garden. I wanted them to look the same and think It's fortunate that I picked the right one as this one matches perfectly - think they must all be Queen Elizabeth and it does have a slight fragrance. I would like another one to replace a fuchsia that overhangs the path and I have to keep cutting back so will be visiting the garden centres again - any excuse!

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