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Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 12:15

Dove, I was only being mischievous, although I do find him entertaining. His 2011 Chelsea garden was a truly wonderful creation as well.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 12:12

Just in to warm up a bit, think I may have a fire this afternoon. I know they are not very environmentally sensitive, but they do make me happy; and warm.

Also need to get in stream and start clearing some of the weeds from the banks.

Glad your news is good Dove.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:05

Hi Forkers

Cold and grey here, but having been away need to get out there and do stuff, I have a couple of clematuses? that need to go in and more cuttings need to be potted on.

Have a good day everyone, especially the workers.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:58

My Himalayan blue poppies are just starting to emerge from the soil.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:55

Much as I like Monty, I have to agree with Obelixx that Chelsea is all about "fluff" and that his style is not really appropriate, whereas ATs warmth and presentational skills are ideal.

How about Diarmuid Gavin to shake things up a bit?

mulch query

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:10

Mulch needs to be applied when the soil is damp so it helps to keep the moisture in; if the soil is dry the mulch will prevent the soil from wetting. I dont spread mulch over my borders as I try to encourage self seeding. However in late spring when I can see what is what, I try to "tickle" some mulch gently between plants. I then do a bit more before plants set seed.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:05

Just crawled out of bed, to cook some tea, then back to bed for me.

Hopefully spend some of tomorrow in the garden, the forecast is good.

Hope the headaches improve Clari, unfortunately there are almost as many causes of headaches as there are people. Hope your Ma is ok Dove, liking the pond.

i dplease

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:58

Strictly speaking it is not possible to tell whether this is an azelea or a Rhode as you cannot count the number of anthers.

It is a particularly important differential anyway. Basically the azeleas make up 2 genuses of the Rhode family and they have 5 anthers per flower.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 13:55

Having spent 12 hours driving over the weekend have had the chance to listen to a lot of music. Stand outs include: London Calling, The Clash; surely the best album ever made, Ignore the Ignorant, The Cribs and Squeezing Out Sparks, Ghraham Parker and the Rumour.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 12:46

Hi folks

I am back from a long weekend of debauchery in Scotland for MILs 80th. birthday. My OHs family certainly know how to party. The clans assembled from places far and wide and I barely saw my bed for 3 nights. I am definetely feeling frail now.

I shall probably spend next couple of days in bed, but should then be ready to contribute again.

Hope all are well, see you soon.

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