Latest posts by scroggin

Books, catalogues, magazines or digital?

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 18:52

Oops, hit the post button. What I meant to say was that I always carried a folder with my main info on it.

What do people prefer?

Books, catalogues, magazines or digital?

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 18:50

As I delight in thumbing through the seed catalogues I got to wondering how much longer the ' traditional' paper version will continue.

I'm no Luddite, I love to use the internet for research but by the same token I then like to print off a hard copy for reference. 

Similarly with books, I can see the benefits and the logic behind e readers but I'd much rather hold a book to read.

For a few years I worked overseas as a service engineer , obviously I couldn't carry manuals for every piece of equipment , so it was all stored on a laptop, but I still had to have my '

New GW...??

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 17:52

I must say I love the hour long format, we all have different areas of interest and I think the production team are doing a good job at catering for us all.

Sloes in Somerset

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 17:04

I can't help on your area but I would say that the blackthorn bushes around here, in Kent, have very little fruit this year.

Luckily we have some in the freezer from last year so we may have to resort to using them instead.

They're pretty widespread, so if you've got time, a walk along the hedgerows should reveal some fruit.

New GW...??

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 08:33

I'm watching the repeat now, I can't say it affects my enjoyment but my better half is like you Alan. Hates any kind of background music, hates some supermarket shops because they have background music.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 08:14

Looks like being a wet dog walk here this morning, Floss won't mind though.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 20:16

And Ore's jive, what a finish to the show

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 20:10

Lesley Joseph OMG! That was brilliant to watch

Gardens and Parks with Autumn colours

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 22:19

SV, Westonbirt is lovely, like you say a long way from here in Kent but when my mum was still alive she loved the Autumn colours on the acers there, they lived about an hour's drive from there.

We had a bench placed there in her memory, indeed a special place.

Gardens and Parks with Autumn colours

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 22:01

As the nights draw in, one of the things I look forward to is the Autumn display of colour.

The OH and I love to visit Sheffield Park for its fantastic Autumn colours. When my parents lived in Wiltshire it was a treat to visit Stourhead at this time of year.

What are everyone's favourite gardens/parks?

Discussions started by scroggin

Books, catalogues, magazines or digital?

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Gardens and Parks with Autumn colours

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Wish lists

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Late ripening? 
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First bluebell of the year 
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Favourite Winter Vegetables

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Stihl strimmer recall

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Sprouts! Yes or no?

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Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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