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Where is everybody from...

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 13:26

nearly burnt the roast spuds reading all these posts!

I lived near Ash (Canterbury), now live near Notts in small village called Cotgrave

Did live in 3 bedded house (small garden) but fell in love with a bigger garden that happened to come  with a small bungalow....who needs rooms anyway! 

3 years in my lovely garden and still planning, still planting, still loving have an allotment too! 

Rowan Tree Poorly

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 12:44

 oops that took a while!

Rowan Tree Poorly

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 11:49 Rowan is looking poorly. bark spilt on main trunk, branches look dried and have yellow fungus? it has buds but doesnt look good. Ive trawled the net but cant find any definite anserws. anyone got any idea whats wrong?

potato/bulb planter?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:40

oh my days! thats exactly it! thank you very much! 

potato/bulb planter?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:22

Hi all, can anyone help me please.When I was young,  my dad had a potato planter. Thats what he used it for, but it may have been a bulb planter? anyway it had long handles, you pushed it into the soil with your foot (as you do when digging) and pull handles apart, drop potato in, then push handles together to release the potato into the soil. I really think it may have been a bulb planter, but dad said it was for spuds....does anyone remember these, or know where I can get one?  thanks in advance.....

who's burying the plums?

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 19:43

could be I suppose, cheeky bird! hope he doesnt come back to retreive his bounty...Ive put greem manure seeds in! 

who's burying the plums?

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 17:19

hi all, whilst preping soil for green manure, I raked 2 perfect plums up from just under the surface...2 teeth marks, but otherwise ripe and juicy....but who put them there? I havent seen any squirrels on the allotment site, so maybe not them? but who else would do that? surely not a rat? or a hedgehog? can anyone demystify the puzzle for me please? 

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 18:26

PS...Beechgrove are only off air for 2 weeks

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 18:22

I hadn't thought of missing Hampton Court...Tatton's on 20th July 8pm before GW...thats a real shame, I really look forward to seeing the expert show gardens and trying a bit in mine. I wonder whether anyone from GW or BBC are actually reading any of our comments? hello...anyone out there..........

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 14:11

I am really, really disappointed! GW is too short already, each subject is just given a brief mention, even my daughter (16) said last night that although she doesnt like GW (fibber, she always watches it with me...but its not street cred when youre 16!)...she doesnt think its long enough or goes into each subject enough. So many projects could show us how to make, or set up, or listen to expert advice on, than currently given air space for. Please can we have an hour long programme with more discussion and advice...please?? I love Friday evenings with GW, it's a full stop to my working week...I can immerse myself in my passion for gardneing...bit indulgent maybe...but hey, I work hard enough to indulge once a week. But no more for 4 weeks!!! now thats really taking the biscuit! not even any special GWs to make up for it? please BBC think on for next hour programme each week with little or no sporting interruptions please....pretty please....

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