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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 12:10

..early Fern Britton worked on a garden programme called ''That's Gardening'' with Stefan Buczacki, early 1980's....  I don't remember this much myself...

alternatively, perhaps the member is confusing 'The Victorian Kitchen Garden' with Harry Dodson/Ruth Mott.... she was rather bossy... albeit from the kitchen...

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 23:46

...I can understand that... seeing swathes of grasses amongst the usual backdrop of the rolling British countryside, just doesn't fit in I think... more suited to the flatter Dutch and German landscape and eastern England... it's known as prairie planting after all...  however, a few here and there are fine by me... I even grow them with my roses...

Advice on timber for garden fence

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:34

Dove - you're very lucky....


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:27

..1996 was a good year.... won £50,000 on the lottery.... blew the lot... nothing to show for it...


OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:14 is a very pretty border Berkley... sorry I thought you had a Park Home there..the roof reminded me as if it belonged to one of those...

...look forward to seeing some more... best wishes...

Trees For Containers

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 21:26

...I was just going to suggest Cordyline's too...varieties 'Red Star' and 'Purple Tower' I think would suit...

...I had to laugh when I looked at the picture as I didn't realise it was the wrong side up... I was thinking how clever you were to have a grass growing out of the wall halfway up, and that lovely wicker style seat...bit flimsy perhaps... and those mosaics on the wall with a white overhang... oh and the miniature car attached to the side... and little shelves to hold a drink...

...never mind...

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 21:22

..I quite enjoyed that, although I tire of this continued dumbing down process, where they attempt to replace Latin names with the silly and ordinary... I mean, people have these exceptional computers in their heads, yet apparently it's far too difficult to say Anemanthele lessoniana, instead we must have Whisky grass / Champagne grass, or somesuch...  not very appealling to those who might object to spirits I'd have least that kind.. Amaretto grass I might go along with...

...I switched over afterwards and watched Alan Titchmarsh on Great British Back Gardens.... all very middle class and a bit fey in parts, and  way out of the range for most I think...  I did rather like the cancer sufferer's fruit and veg garden I must say too...marvellous work gone on there..

overall... I'm left still preferring my own rag, tag and bobtail garden...

Which garden would you pick?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:46

..well, I hope you enjoy your stay here... I find this an almost impossible question to answer but I would leave out Cothay, providing my travel arrangements fitted in with both Sissinghurst and Hidcote, which are on opposite sides of the country, but they are two of the most well known gardens,... Cothay is more obscure....albeit, it's on the same side as Hidcote, so within driving distance... so my travel plans might dictate....

..also, Hidcote was developed originally by an American, so you might feel close to that...(edit: excuse me, I have no idea why I assumed you were an American - my apologies)... although I think both this and Sissinghurst are probably at their best in mid June, a little late for you... but if a visitor, I couldn't leave them out really.... so Sissinghurst and Hidcote, for me..

OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:24 a way, I agree with that... I rather like the so called straggly top of these, and it's the leading shoots vigorously growing away there, and I find that quite attractive on these conifers...

...however at some point I shall need to stop mine as they just grow and grow and mine is around 6 foot tall and I'm not wanting it much higher..... but it's in the open ground....

... this one here is against the home, and to me it looks very much like an older style Park Home (mobile home)...and it's not ideal really to have bushes and conifers right against the walls of the home (timber frame can cause moisture problems).... so here I would remove the top and keep it compact, maybe shorten it somewhat, as before too long it will be as tall as the property..... case you're not aware of this, (I think you are).. but make sure to keep those air vents clear along the base...the earth is quite close to the vents...there's one behind the Fuchsia and another further along... they look alright for the moment...

...sorry for

OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 15:19 it's mild it shouldn't be a problem, these are hardy specimens, but with mine, I will probably wait until April as it might want doing as well then... I like these very much...

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..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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please show us your culinary delights... 
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